Taken from our open mic earlier this year, Josiah McGhee performs his piece “Forced To Remember.”
In “Therapy,” poet Michaiah Edwards starts off by saying, she is in fact, not a poet.
“When I have a daughter I will teach her, her importance and her worth, And that she has every right to hold any field on the face of the earth”
Our very own Ogechi Ofodu has some poetic advice for all of the little black boys living in America: Run.
Our Atlanta Word Works team showed up and showed out at the 2017 Brave New Voices Grand Slam Finals in San Francisco.
“I don’t know whether I chose to do poetry, more so than I was just writing, and it just turned into this. But I love it, and I never want to stop.” – Tia, 17
“If the words are pretty but they don’t fit right inside of you, then it’s not the piece that you should be writing… Only write things that are true to you.” – Jaha Bella, 17
Dear Self, When you stand in front of a mirror, your hands slide over your skin. Your fingernails never dig into your flesh, but make no mistake. You have never been gentle, and you spend this time ripping yourself apart. You pinch at your belly, and watch until the red marks of your fingers fade […]
Over the past 8 years, I have gathered that legends don’t explain themselves.
Over the past 8 years, I have seen black pride spread out amongst the 50 states in waves of melanin love and afro acceptance…
The sun leaves goodnight kisses like a mother does to her child. The breeze dances across the water’s surface and the waves perform an endless routine that they’ve been practicing for quite a while now.