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Today’s JBWC National Poetry Month poem is by Lucy Handman. Lucy will be one of three young writers performing at the JBWC Showcase on Friday, April 27th. A senior at City Honors, Lucy has been an enthusiastic member of JBWC since 2014! Along with her work as a JBWC Youth Ambassador, Lucy is a community organizer with Massachusetts Avenue Project and is passionate about environmental and food justice. Fiction and poetry, comics and film, speeches and puns: Lucy is a phenomenal writer who has already found ways to use the power of her words to better her community and call for change! #nationalpoetrymonth #youngwriters #youngleaders #youngactivists #justbuffalowritingcenter #environmentaljustice #buffalony #showcase
It's like #BlackLivesMatter has graduated to #MeToo but guess what Black lady, they don't mean you. You are not included but they will use you for their agendas, make you surrender the little freedom you actually have. It just seems like these movements that we fully support always seem to leave us stagnant and begging for more. Fuck a hashtag they get the last laugh and were the butt of the fuckin joke every time!! #EnjoyDetroitPoetryNight #NationalPoetryMonth #EternalRoyalty #BlackLivesMatter #MeToo #FuckAHashTag #DetroitPoet #PowerOfWords #CreativeExpression #ThinkingOutLoud #BlameItOnTheMusic
Somehow the weight of her beauty never seemed to pierce the innermost depths of her mind.
Read poems about birthday cake, Icarus, and being naked on the beach today for #enjoysc poetry! PC: @mattfoleywriter #poetry #columbiapoet #spokenword #poem #poet #nationalpoetrymonth #onecolumbia
....De una lágrima soy hijo Y soy hijo del sudor Y fue en mi abuelo el amor Unico en mi regocijo Del recuerdo siempre fijo De aquel cristal del llanto Como quimera en el canto De un Puerto Rico de ensue Y yo soy puertorriqueño sin na' Pero sin quebranto Y el "echón" que me desmienta Que se ande muy derecho No sea el lo mas estrecho de una zaguán Pague la afrenta Pues según alguien me cuenta Dicen que la luna es una Sea del mar o sea Montuna Y así yo le grito al villano Yo sería borincano Aunque naciera en la luna...... #nationalpoetrymonth #boricuagirl #crangejera
New title at #LibroMobile , just in time for #nationalpoetrymonth too! We’re open till 6pm, we have plenty more poetry for you to read! #cultivatingdiversity #writersofcolor #tinybookstore #santaana
"Meadowlands V" © Andrea Geller Oil on wood 22" x 5" inspired the poem:  MEADOWLANDS V  A runaway in the weeds chemical tower lights behind me tall city glow ahead thinking like a swamp from the time of frogs and angels before the rapture of Peterbilts and Pontiacs that I might crawl through time to come upon the Half Moon  at the birth of the Hudson that I might run wild with the deer  and Algonquin just as it was always — © Allen Shadow Purchase: https://www.emergegalleryny.com/product-page/meadowlands-v-andrea-geller This is one of the works included in the exhibition "Art & Words: Art and Poetry Inspiring One Another" 22 artists and 21 poets created new art and poetry inspired by one another's work. On view in #saugerties NY though April 30, 2018 and available to view and purchase at www.emergegalleryny.com. "Art and Words" is part of the town wide celebration of National Poetry Month in Saugerties NY #nationalpoetrymonth #npm18 @poetryfoundation #artforsale #artcollector #onlineartgallery #originalart #interiordesigners @artsy @contemporaryartcollectors @americanartcollector #ekphrasis #meadowlands
The Climate by Edwin Denby April is #nationalpoetrymonth ✍🏼 #NaPoMo
Jorge Luis Borges with his cat, Beppo April is National Poetry Month and today is Caturday 🐈 #jorgeluisborges #beppo #poet #poetry #nationalpoetrymonth #writersofinstagram #bookish #cat #cats #caturday #catsofinstagram
💥Truth is I wanna hug every broken heart/ I pray I never let them down💥
not gonna lie, I forgot to post a poem yesterday because I was celebrating acing a chemistry test! so here’s a twofer, both from Lois Roma-Deeley’s The Short List of Certainties, which I picked up at where else but @housingworksbks during their poetry sale this week. hurry cause it’s still going til the 25th and there’s so much poetry on sale!! #nationalpoetrymonth #nyc #poetry #love #loisromadeeley #theshortlistofcertainties
21 #30by30 Grand telephone On the dream connection Whenever I need you How I call Closed eyes Deep breathing Floating Lingering questions behind Just to be with you Be with you Fly A different way of speaking Can you feel the wave #riptravisbeckwith one of the best people I met on earth thank you #nationalpoetrymonth #artists #nyc #30poemsfor30days #aprilpoems #freewrite #happybday #taurus #travisbeckwith #travismcskatewith
A gentle reminder from Shel Silverstein...Don’t forget to take the garbage out! (Pt. 1) #nationalpoetrymonth #adw
Keep pushing...#nationalpoetrymonth
Erase the Difference (Original Poetry) Erase the black and white Erase the difference. For we all are the same We all breathe and bleed. For justice should be blind The same way love is. #NationalPoetryMonth #poetry #poetsofinstagram #poetrycommunity #NPM18
You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise. • Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ’Cause I walk like I've got oil wells Pumping in my living room. • Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise. • Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops, Weakened by my soulful cries? • Does my haughtiness offend you? Don't you take it awful hard ’Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines Diggin’ in my own backyard. • You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. • Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I've got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs? • Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. • Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise. • “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou #nationalpoetrymonth
For Day 21 of the poetry prompts I couldn’t decide which one. Let me know if you prefer one or two. The prompt was “the witch doesn’t burn in this one” @ladybookmad @cyrusparker #writethestory2018 #poetry #poems #poem #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #instagrampoets #igpoets #poetsoninstagram #poetryisnotdead #nationalpoetrymonth
Here’s one for #nationalpoetrymonth
Hanging with griot Mama V. Kali and my William & Mary College friend Kara Thompson at the Los Angeles Times Book Festival Awards Afterparty! Love these women and yes, we make community anywhere we go! ........ See you tmw. at our Anansi Writer's Workshop Reading / Voices of Leimert Park Anthology @harriettubmanpress @worldstagepress , this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at USC. We're at the Newstory Stage. .. Poetry, poetry, poetry! .. .. .. .. .. #latimes #usc #poetry #books #book #usc #dtla #festival #poets #author #poems #author #authors #writer #power #writers #write #THANKS #Nationalpoetrymonth #books #writing #women #motivate #april #radiate #vibrate .. @worldstagepress @leimertparkvillage2020 @leimertseries
I'm sorry I that you rather be comforted by lies To you it's considered hating when I bring up the realities of the situation you facing I want the best for you Truth hurts I don't want you to end up 45 years old waiting Messing your chance to shine at your maximum potential I don't want you to experience pain Because I empathize with you Seen so many old people say what they should've did when they was younger I hope my words inspire your hunger You bugging I don't want to see you doing bad, sad, and mad On your 33 year halfway to 34 I'm just telling you the truth and trying to provide some information and motivation But you still say I'm hating I promise you I'm not Young God Tay always been hater free I know how it feels to be at the bottom I had krazy bad times Nobody been as broke as me before But I been planting my seeds, investing and establishing myself as a legit writer and businessman So soon I'll reap it all I just wish encouragement and positivity to you that's all #Writer #Poet #Songwriter #Author #Grammy #Oscar #Pulitzer #Emmy #Positivity #LawOfAttraction #Billionaire #Entrepreneur #Vortex #Amazon #NationalPoetryMonth #BlackExcellence #Trillionaire #Wealth #Literature #Genius #PositivityIsContagious #Hustle #Forbes #EndRacism #SapioSexual #ExcluesivePublishing #TwineMassMedia #GreatestWriterEver #MrTwine #MrTwine4President2024
Day 20 | | Same Song On Repeat ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A playlist soaked in your cologne My skin rubbed raw with a homemade remedy, dirt from the bottom of your bed this is the drawling song on repeat in my head, ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every sunrise i drove home drenched in sweat, barely there barely me, the same song on repeat you yelling, me singing my roots sailing out the rear window my hair curling out the rear window- ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stale lyrics your silence and the hum of my own voice like a cold engine on and on and on because if I stalled ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ if I stalled ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ if I stalled ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . #thelonelyastronaut #nationalpoetrymonth #poetrycommunity #writingprompts #poetry
It all started from his IG scrolling, after a few dates, these 2 were quickly rolling. If anyone had asked, from the looks of it, they were headed nowhere fast. Speeding. It was obvious where this was leading. Speedy. 2 codependents in love, they were needy. Greedy, for each other's time. Crossed the line, when they decided to move in together. Being that close that soon, made it difficult for them to fair the weather. Whether the other knew it or not, they secretly began to desire some space. Started running low on gas from this race. An expensive lesson to learn, that when your pedal's to the medal, you're bound to crash and burn. -Infinity #npm2018 #speedracer #nationalpoetrymonth
Enjoying some National Poetry Month activities sponsored by Ridgelines, a new non-profit committed to bringing poetry to people of under-heard communities. 📚 📚 📚 #nationalpoetrymonth #librariesofinstagram #poetry #poems #community #nonprofit #cutuppoetry #foundpoetry #artsandcrafts #literacy #languagearts #pennsvalley
19/30 The truth is in the particles of skin Sloughed off naturally Becoming dust from dust Surrounding us And the sun shines through the blinds Like the light of knowledge in time And the truth It seems to collect in the beam But how could we neglect to have seen It not only right in front of But perhaps once even a part of our faces That's the trouble with mirrors They provide only a basis Don't cover all bases when home run deep in our veins Yes we live in truth Try to replace it when we turn to darkness But it's still ever at our fingertips Leaving traces of the infinite We have only to face it --- #NaPoWriMo #nationalpoetrymonth #MD #DC #dMv #poetry #wordporn #writersofinstagram #spokenword #poetrycommunity #wanderlust #poet #writer #speaker #artist #art #stage #performance #mic #yoga #fitness #strength #love #peace #balance #healing #free
Read today's #NationalPoetryMonth post, "Rare Sighting" by Michael Symmons Roberts! Find the poem by following the link in our bio!
I have two new posts on the blog: a poem called “Mulling” and the weekend “Links I Love” post. I hope you check it out! Blog link is in my bio—thank you! 💕
Do you see your favorite #poet on our list? If not, add it in the comments! #nationalpoetrymonth #nationalpoetrymonth2018 #lesleyuniversity #sherrilllibrary
On Sunday, April 29th, witness some of the best poets and musicians in the country.You don't want to miss it. Link to tickets in bio. Powered by: @civilizedempire Sponsored by: @ciroc @chrisof3deep Sounds by: @radiochamp Hosted by: @eryterry @iamtonyfamous #NationalPoetryMonth #LiveEvents #Chicago #RnB #HipHop #LiveMusic #Spokenword #poetry #poet
Field Bling by Ada Limón, in Bright Dead Things. I’m only just starting to read Limón’s work, but I love it already. It takes scenes and images from normal life and elevates them, while also making them instantly relatable and natural for the reader. Thanks Ada, for all of your words! 🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛 For national poetry month, I’m going to read poems from contemporary writers that I admire and share it on Instagram! I hope there are some pieces that strike a chord and lead all of us towards engaging with contemporary poetry, and towards widening our perspective of what types of language there are and what types of people are writing. Thanks! 🦆 . . . . #instagrampoetry #wordporn #adalimón #poetryporn #poetsofinstagram #portland #brightdeadthings #poetry #writing #writersofinstagram #amreading #poetrycommunity #milkweededitions #fieldbling #spring #igersofseattle #seattlewriters #writingcommunity #poetryisnotdead #brooklynpoets #spilledink #spokenwordpoetry #drunkpoetssociety #nationalpoetrymonth #napowrimo #bookstagram
Hey! So as I promised, we are doing Spoken Word Saturdays, and although I have so many poets I adore, I challenged myself to start it off. For those who don’t know, this beautiful woman is @serinagousby , also known as me. 😅I performed this poem, “I Am Not My Hair, But I Am” back in 2015 at @suffolk_u , my alma mater. I was nervous, but excited to share my love for my hair. I currently have braids in, and I miss it so much. Let me know what you think...and yes I love the rain now.✨ . . #spokenwordsaturdays #spokenword #poetry #blackgirlmagic #naturalhairpoem #naturalhair #afrosandcurls #nationalpoetrymonth #blogger #bostonblogger #therinacollective #shamelessplug
Field Bling by Ada Limón, in Bright Dead Things. I’m only just starting to read Limón’s work, but I love it already. It takes scenes and images from normal life and elevates them, while also making them instantly relatable and natural for the reader. Thanks Ada, for all of your words! 🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛 For national poetry month, I’m going to read poems from contemporary writers that I admire and share it on Instagram! I hope there are some pieces that strike a chord and lead all of us towards engaging with contemporary poetry, and towards widening our perspective of what types of language there are and what types of people are writing. Thanks! 🦆 . . . . #instagrampoetry #wordporn #adalimón #poetryporn #poetsofinstagram #portland #brightdeadthings #poetry #writing #writersofinstagram #amreading #poetrycommunity #milkweededitions #fieldbling #spring #igersofseattle #seattlewriters #writingcommunity #poetryisnotdead #brooklynpoets #spilledink #spokenwordpoetry #drunkpoetssociety #nationalpoetrymonth #napowrimo #bookstagram
So grateful to Columbia poet laureate Ed Madden & One Columbia for inviting me to be a part of Make Poetry at the State House this week. It was two days full of typewriters, poetry readings, and hanging out with all my favorite SC poetry friends like Derek Berry, Len Lawson, Ray McManus, Monifa Lemons, Al Black... I have so much love for you all. Here's a sampling of photos from the event, including a few of my typewriter poems. Happy National Poetry Month y'all! 🖊 #poet #poetry #poems #typewriter #typewriterpoetry #writer #writing #columbia #southcarolina #enjoysc #onecolumbia #nationalpoetrymonth #poetrymonth
Happy National Poetry Month! Use the code “NPM” on our site for a $5 discount on “Looking Forward” throughout the month. #forwardisthemantra
Poets! How is National Poetry Month treating you? @elboiler_engineer and I have been hanging tough with a 30/30, writing 30 poems in 30 days, with some friends and colleagues online. Today, Mary Oliver posted an image of her poem, “Wild Geese,” on Facebook in celebration of the month. This is one of my absolute favorite poems (it might even end up being my next poetry-themed tattoo!) My first and only tattoo is from Wallace Stevens’ “The Man on the Dump.” Do any of y’all have poetry-based tattoos? I know a few of you Spiderfriends do! (I’m looking at you, @bessczarina ). What poems and poets are they from? Do you have plans to get some poetry inked?
Now the timing is telling me to let you go... 🌬 #WritingWednesday . . . #writing #poetry #poetrycommunity #nationalpoetrymonth #lovepoems
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