Posts Tagged ‘ Poetry ’

COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Call for Forum Submissions on Campus Violence, Resistance, and Strategies for Survival

March 2, 2015

“COLLECTIVE VOICE OF THE VOICELESS”:  CAMPUS VIOLENCE, RESISTANCE, AND STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL Editors: Martina “Mick” Powell (guest editor) and Heather M. Turcotte ~~~ In 2014, over fifty US college and university collectives filed formal Title IX complaints against their institutions for a variety of reasons, including the mishandling of sexual assault cases by the administration.  Students,...
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ELEMENTARY FEMINISMS: Three Poems on Being a Girl

February 26, 2015
Stevely's Mum, Family Photo

By Kirstin Stevely     Hush Little One   Hush little one, don’t say a word, Still knowing nothing of the big wide world. Nobody has told you what you must be, When you look in a mirror, it’s you that you see.   Hush pretty baby, go to sleep, Close your eyes, not...
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Selections from Sequoia Maner, Mahogany L. Browne, Veronica Golos, JP Howard, and Zanzooba Magdoos – Finalists for our Poetry Contest

February 25, 2015

The following 5 pieces were finalists for our 1st TFW Poetry Contest, judged by Evie Shockley. Please click the above link for an audio recording of “Black Boy Contrapuntal” by Sequoia Maner. Sequoia Maner is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Bachelors...
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February 20, 2015

By Hannah Seelman               He threw me into a chair, into despair as the blood rain warm, drip drop drip down my forehead. His drunken breath twirling in my nose and stinging my eyes. The full-bellied moon of a haze watching through the window, gazes on.      ...
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Poetry by Honorable Mention finalists Shevaun Brannigan, Coco Owen, and Kimberly Reyes

February 18, 2015

2 poems by Shevaun Brannigan . In Response to Learning the Lego Line of Female Scientists was Limited Edition On the line of female Legos that will continue to be produced: “In a sad and metaphorical twist, the male can drive cars, run, and hold tools. The female minidolls can’t move their...
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Poetry by deborah brandon

February 11, 2015

on my modern maidenless voyage, i’m stitched onto the sky. the boy next to me on the plane spills his sugar all over the boy beside him. me. a window funneling fire. . AND IT IS WRITTEN: by my mouth. orlando’s neck. hair close-cropped. my fingers in home traveling beside her stranded necklace it’s...
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February 6, 2015
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By Brianna Suslovic   You took me to my first protest when I was in the first grade, Mom, a peaceful affair outside the federal building downtown where the cops glared and we chalked the sidewalk, shouting anti-war chants and holding hands.   It was you who fed me the word feminist, and I...
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Poetry by Jos Charles

February 4, 2015

. BOTTOM FEED   to demand is to be wet with so many eyes.   i wanna be dickfucked in the face until my dough face fucks right off.   sucking is so essential it’s the opposite of significance. like ‘world’ or ‘culture’ or ‘internet.’   it’s fucked up and ableist i know but...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Three Poems to End Domestic Violence

January 30, 2015

By Stephanie Carter   under his control   sweet lullabies, he watches you dreaming. only so he can destroy them when you hit reality, as he nearly crushes your head to the Floor. please wake up befOre moRning comes, please sTay in contact with the sun, it’s the Only thing that knOws how to...
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3 poems by Tamiko Beyer

January 28, 2015

Water stilled is not a dying sound   One bee clambers into a rose, then another—together they bump and buzz the bloom heavy with pollen and pollen collectors. Legs swollen sacks of sweet. I lumber their shape against my tongue, all desire in my bumble body. Under the sun’s eye, I am a shadow...
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