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THE POWER OF POETRY #29: A.M. O’MALLEY

THE POWER OF POETRY  — A.M. O’Malley I first found poetry when I was nine years old in a beat up paperback copy of Alfred Tennyson’s collected poems that my … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #28: “Warrendale, a Chance Medley with Lines from “Brother of Leaving”” – Cal Freeman

Warrendale, a Chance Medley with Lines from “Brother of Leaving” The Warrendale neighborhood sits on the far west side of the city of Detroit. I describe my childhood home and … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: THE CRYING BUCK – DONNEY ROSE

I have been competing at the National Poetry Slam for almost ten years. During that time there are people who you see on a consistent basis and never hear any … Continue reading

August 26, 2015

THE POWER OF POETRY #27: Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick

Poetry, like any art, is about connection, either to our inner-self or to another being. In the darkest or most joyous times of our life, everything is meaningless unless our … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: DON’T SMOKE IN BED – SARA JUNE WOODS (SAUCEPOT)

  Funny, chaotic, spilling over with breathy exuberance, centered in the imagination but anchored in the relational points of who we meet and greet and love in our daily lives, … Continue reading

August 21, 2015

THE POWER OF POETRY #26: “REVENGE OF THE NERDS” – ROB STURMA

The Power of Poetry: Revenge of the NerdsBack in the day when I was still a fledgling emcee with the acronym FIRST-MC, I wanted to be KRS-ONE so much. I … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #25: DONNEY ROSE

   The Power of Poetry      – Donney Rose I came into poetry in a way that many young Black boys find an entry point to the world of … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #24: LOGEN CURE

I self-published a book of poems when I was 19. Print-on-demand websites like Lulu were just beginning to gain popularity. I’m one of those people who has been a writer … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #23: Rachel Wiley

   I have test anxiety and I feel like I am being tested most of the time. When this anxiety spikes I forget words and either yell a lot or … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

POETS ON POETS #1: “Muriel Rukeyser’s “Calling” and the Power of Poetry” – JOANNA PENN COOPER

  Faith is found here, not in a destiny raiding and parceling out knowledge and the earth, but in a people who, person by person, believes itself. Do you accept … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

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