Posts Tagged ‘ Poetry ’

Poetry by Fabienne Josaphat and Laila Malik

May 20, 2015
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  POLITICAL SILENCE For Michael Brown   You tell me to keep quiet as we walk past the block where black boys are seated with their hands cuffed behind them, staring hard into the concrete for answers.   You want me to obey because obedience keeps us safe and out of trouble. You say,...
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2 poems by Jaimie Gusman

May 15, 2015
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Swoon   When I pass out I have visions of my soul. My soul is a large blue flicker with white glow.   I pass out two or three times a year. The first time I held my breath before jumping   in the pool – I was ten or eleven years old. When...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: POETRY BY WAFA SIMPORE

May 6, 2015
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~~~~~~~~~ Step by step is an understatement of the Complexity Confusion Exhaustion That comes along with this work, Deconstruction Reconstruction so that many of us can carry on Carry onto a place of understanding Willingness Strength   Until the lion has a historian, the hunter will always be the hero. – African Proverb  ...
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3 poems by Eve Kenneally

May 6, 2015
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South   In between, I brush my teeth in a truck stop and remember how to fishtail my hair. Mostly my hands cramp around the steering wheel, strange names echoing behind my eyes. Chilhowie. Jensi feeds me strips of seaweed, wasabi salt stinging my lips. Alhowe. Lauryn Hill croons under my questions about exits...
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3 poems by Tara Betts

April 29, 2015
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When Racism Affecting Black Girls is Ignored   “I was overwhelmed by the thought of having to be a black girl for the rest of my life.” –Khadijah Costley White, The Washington Post   Ignoring more than obvious hands ………….slicing a people in halves, more like eminent domain cutting ………….chopping up a neighborhood to...
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3 poems by Christopher Soto (aka Loma)

April 22, 2015
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crush a pearl (its powder)   the night rory died, he moved the chair, his blonde locks fell & we will never be the same   i moved to the beach, thrusted my hands into the mud broke the jaw of every clam, hoping to find him   his pearly smile, like a broken...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: EXTENSION for Forum Submissions on Campus Violence, Resistance, and Strategies for Survival

April 17, 2015
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PLEASE SHARE WIDELY! EXTENSION FOR SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 1, 2015 Thank you to everyone who has submitted to the College Feminisms Forum!  Each of these pieces provide important insight into the discussion and we are grateful for your courage to share your work with us.  We have received a number of requests for an extension...
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2 poems by DarkMatter

April 15, 2015
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the bible belt by Alok Vaid-Menon i am back in my hometown when i receive the news that Leelah, a 17 year old trans woman in ohio, committed suicide by walking in front of a truck. the article refers to her by her birth name and gender and i remember that “rest in peace” is...
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Photography Feature: On Beauty and Age

April 8, 2015
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By Sheri Wright What is aged or overlooked can often be a source of beauty, if approached from a different perspective, one from a desire to find stories. I seek out visual tales that lay hidden among rust, abandoned places and the unique. I feel that characters develop only through weathering, that the patina of...
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Two Poems: Monica Wendel

April 1, 2015
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By Monica Wendel   Gilgo Beach   We were so sick from dope my mom had to fly from New York to take care of us in the hotel   one woman was my friend, Shane but the other women had been murdered out on Long Island by some John   years ago  ...
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