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calling ourselves into freedom: Black art and decolonial aesthetics

April 18, 2014
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calling ourselves into freedom: Black art and decolonial aesthetics

By luam kidane as Black women who won’t accept the world as white supremacy gives it to us there is a jarring, a dissonance as you try to reconcile your spirit with the things you are told to believe and the people you are told should hold you and love you. so you...
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2 poems by Margaree Little

April 16, 2014
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BLACKBERRY GARDEN As though by going back to it now it would become clear—or more than that, say what you mean, come right, a resolution of the leaves piling up in the yard, then turning to mulch, behind the house the blackberry bushes taking over the length of the garden.  In the summer the...
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Two Poems by Emma Victoria Miller

April 2, 2014
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By Emma Victoria Miller     The Water Carrier   Last night I dreamt of the house of the girl who drew water, The girl of the three miracles, The girl who drowned at sea. Last night I dreamt of my Manderley, Not buried nor burnt, nor overgrown, No fairytale house, it stands strong...
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Poetry by Teré Fowler-Chapman

March 26, 2014
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Truth levitated like smoke Thoughts came from the depth of our bellies Rose and set like a fresh breath in   Out of all the names left hanging on trees Burned on crosses Torn at the mercy of animals teeth   Out of all the names gunned down in the name of God Raped...
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Three Poems by Aya de Leon

March 19, 2014
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By Aya de Leon   eulogy for my ass     friends   loved ones we are gathered today to pay our respects to bid farewell to my young ass   born in less bootylicious times she grew up perky.     .precocious always reaching for the stars   in spandex throughout the late eighties shaking in...
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Poem Suite: Retold

March 5, 2014
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In our Poem Suites, we bring together the voices of emerging and established poets exploring a common theme. In today’s Poem Suite, three poets consider familiar stories reconceived, reimagined, and retold.   Fable of the Flying Fox By Amber West     He fancies himself.                         .paedophagus pirate .       crack ornithologist.                                           .a seaman, really navigating...
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My Mother Speaks through My Poetry

March 4, 2014
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Silvia Angulo writes about her relationship with her mother and her desire to write for #personalIsPoliticalonTFW.
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The Audre Lorde Archival Research Seminar at Spelman College

February 27, 2014
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By Jerry Wever The Audre Lorde Archival Research Seminar at Spelman College in Atlanta is such a special seminar.   This year marks the third offering in three years (2012-2014).  Interdisciplinary, it offers Spelman students a full immersion in Audre Lorde’s radical genius.  Fellow Spelman professor and poet Opal Moore and I co-created and co-teach...
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Tribute to My Teacher and Friend Audre Lorde

February 27, 2014
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Melinda Goodman and Audre Lorde
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By Melinda Goodman My writing is meant to be spoken out loud. My presence and the presence of the audience creates a sort of vibration that must be experienced live in order to achieve the fullest potential of the charge that comes from making a full connection. My teacher, Audre Lorde, understood and utilized...
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The Forging of a Caribbean Feminist Consciousness: Laying Claim to Audre Lorde’s Legacy

February 24, 2014
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By Donna Aza Weir-Soley Mothers are central to our identities.  Even those of us who do not claim motherhood as central to how we define ourselves as women, know how powerful a presence our mothers are in our lives, sometimes by their presence, and often by their absence. Not all mothers are birth mothers....
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  • 2 poems by Margaree Little molly little

    BLACKBERRY GARDEN As though by going back to it now it would become clear—or more than that, say what you mean, come right, a resolution of the leaves piling up in the yard, then turning to mulch, behind the house the blackberry bushes taking over the length of the garden.  [...]

  • Two Poems by Erin Parks then and now

    By Erin Parks     3 Queens Haiku Strange and strong Women Transcending normal life things Freedom in a word           For Men Who Claim They Love #TeamNatural My hair is not easy to manipulate. It takes time, patience, and skill. Yes, you must know how [...]

  • Two Poems by Emma Victoria Miller GIRL_A~1

    By Emma Victoria Miller     The Water Carrier   Last night I dreamt of the house of the girl who drew water, The girl of the three miracles, The girl who drowned at sea. Last night I dreamt of my Manderley, Not buried nor burnt, nor overgrown, No fairytale [...]