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#Repost @wellreadblackgirl • • • • • “If everybody became a poet the world would be much better. We would all read to each other.” ~ Nikki Giovanni #wellreadblackgirl #nationalpoetrymonth #NikkiGiovanni
Can't wait to do some paint chip poetry with my freshmen in April. Starting to gather supplies early!
Working on new book...Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness & Compassion, edited by James Crews, Preface by Ted Kooser! 📚🤓 Coming in April 2019 for #nationalpoetrymonth It is 150 pages of selected poetry from established and emerging poets—Healing the Divide urges us, at this fraught political time, to move past the negativity that often fills the airways, and to embrace the ordinary moments of kindness and connection that fill our days. Kudos to James Crews for being the best poetry editor for us and also an amazing poet and dear friend! . . . #poetry #poetrycommunity #poems #kindness #newbook #compassion #indies
Congratulations Rachel S. Rachel is one of 12 finalists in the National Poetry Month Poster Competition! We are so proud of you Rachel... CONGRATULATIONS #nationalpoetrymonth #pchsgraphicart #amazingart #poetry
Reposting @nabookpodcast : ⠀ ...⠀ "“Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and raising of consciousness”- Alice Walker⠀ ⠀ #Poetry #NationalPoetryMonth #WarsanShire #Bookstagram #Instabook #BookAddict "⠀ .⠀ .⠀ . ⠀ The team over at Not Another Book Podcast always giving us gems to read! We love their energy and lively book reviews 🙌🏾 check out their podcast, they've recently wrapped up Season 1- link is in their bio
🌑🌑🌑UNA MUJER DESNUDA Y EN LO OSCURO🌑🌑🌑 ........................ una mujer desnuda y en lo oscuro genera un resplandor que da confianza 🔺Mario Benedetti🔺 ......................... #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetrygram #poetryofinstagram #poemas #amor #love #creativity #lovequotes #quotes #frases #qotd #poetsofig #pain #prose #soul #nationalpoetrymonth #aesthetictumblr #writing #writersofinstagram #poemsporn #poetryisnotdead
. This time I m not going to tell you a story. I'll just say that insanity is the inability to communicate your ideas. It's as if you were in a foreign country, able to see and understand everything that's going on around you but incapable of explaining what you need to know or of being helped, because you don't understand the language they speak there. - Veronica Decides to Die #art #positivevibes #poetryofig #poetsofinstagram #poetry #poet #poem #poemsofinstagram #indie #photographysouls #photography #nationalpoetrymonth #photographer #photooftheday #quotes #classics #theneighbourhood #thepicart #brooklynheights #newyork @quotesndnotes @poetryporm @poemhunter @weheartit @pinterest @tumblr @e__m__p__t__y @mediocrethingy @aest @aestheticvisions #madelinemiller #patroclus #achilles #patroclusandachilles #thesongofachilles #worldmentalhealthday
. Hatred. Something almost as physical as walls, pianos, or nurses. She could almost touch the destructive energy leaking out of her body. She allowed the feeling to emerge, regardless of whether it was good or bad; she was sick of self-control, of masks, of appropriate behavior. Veronika wanted to spend her remaining two or three days of life behaving as inappropriately as she could. - Veronica Decides to Die #art #positivevibes #poetryofig #poetsofinstagram #poetry #poet #poem #poemsofinstagram #indie #photographysouls #photography #nationalpoetrymonth #photographer #photooftheday #quotes #classics #theneighbourhood #thepicart #brooklynheights #newyork @quotesndnotes @poetryporm @poemhunter @weheartit @pinterest @tumblr @e__m__p__t__y @mediocrethingy @aest @aestheticvisions #madelinemiller #patroclus #achilles #patroclusandachilles #thesongofachilles #worldmentalhealthday
. Haven't you learned anything, not even with the approach of death? Stop thinking all the time that you're in the way, that you're bothering the person next to you. If people don't like it, they can complain. And if they don't have the courage to complain, that's their problem. - Veronica Decides To Die Credit: @hadar_pitchon #art #positivevibes #poetryofig #poetsofinstagram #poetry #poet #poem #poemsofinstagram #indie #photographysouls #photography #nationalpoetrymonth #photographer #photooftheday #quotes #classics #theneighbourhood #thepicart #brooklynheights #newyork @quotesndnotes @poetryporm @poemhunter @weheartit @pinterest @tumblr @e__m__p__t__y @mediocrethingy @aest @aestheticvisions #madelinemiller #patroclus #achilles #patroclusandachilles #thesongofachilles #worldmentalhealthday
“a list of things black women do for black men: 1. slave for 2. die for 3. bleed for 4. take charge for 5. lead for 6. hide for 7. “shhh” for 8. take shit for 9. take fists for 10. live for 11. lie for 12. stan for 13. mule for 14. change for 15. wear chains for 16. take blame for 17. hide for (no more.)” - Joel. @joelakamag #blackpoemsforus #nationalpoetrymonth #kelis #poetry #poem #poet
. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. - Sylvia Plath #art #positivevibes #poetryofig #poetsofinstagram #poetry #poet #poem #poemsofinstagram #indie #photographysouls #photography #nationalpoetrymonth #photographer #photooftheday #quotes #classics #theneighbourhood #thepicart #brooklynheights #newyork @quotesndnotes @poetryporm @poemhunter @weheartit @pinterest @tumblr @e__m__p__t__y @mediocrethingy @aest @aestheticvisions #madelinemiller #patroclus #achilles #patroclusandachilles #thesongofachilles #worldmentalhealthday
. I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet. - The Bell Jar #art #positivevibes #poetryofig #poetsofinstagram #poetry #poet #poem #poemsofinstagram #indie #photographysouls #photography #nationalpoetrymonth #photographer #photooftheday #quotes #classics #theneighbourhood #thepicart #brooklynheights #newyork @quotesndnotes @poetryporm @poemhunter @weheartit @pinterest @tumblr @e__m__p__t__y @mediocrethingy @aest @aestheticvisions #madelinemiller #patroclus #achilles #patroclusandachilles #thesongofachilles #worldmentalhealthday
Detail from today: the book’s got back—sneak peek at the back jacket of THE DAY THE UNIVERSE EXPLODED MY HEAD, by Allan Wolf and me. AD by @lisa.rudden 🚀@candlewickpress. Out in March, but available for pre-order now! . . . . . #kidlit #kidlitart #poetryforkids #poetry #picturebooks #nationalpoetrymonth #space #sun #stars #moons #planets #constellations
We won a grant from the Diverse City Fund to produce our spring play #SiwayulHeartOfAWomxn !! This play is going to feature and be run by Two-Spirit Trans Womxn and Trans Femmes! “Siwayul (Heart of a Womxn): is a one-persxn play about reclaiming Two-Spirit identity through Indigenous Salvadoran culture and diaspora; and empowering the Ancestral Goddess within. A Native American Trans Womxn seeks her place in the world. Guided by the Ancestors, she finds herself within her heart of a Womxn- Siwayul. Nelwat Ishkamewe, Trans-Latinx DMV, & No Justice, No Pride are working together on this project.” #twospiritsbelonghere #nationalpoetrymonth #poetry #theatre #twospirit #nativeamerican #twospiritlit #twospirittheatre #indigenous #insteadofredface #nawat #lenca #elsalvador #diaspora #siwayul #transfemme #transwoman #sheher #theythem #dctheatre #dcarts #diverse #diversity #latinx #translatinx
It may be May, but #WritersforLife still proudly shared and showed off their Poems-in-a-pocket for #NationalPoetryMonth .
I feel like I am running out of time. There's 22 years and I blink and I am sleeping and I blink and I am awake. I get out of bed and I am in a bus heading somewhere and I get down in a different city with different people. I walk into a building and I walk out a different person. 22 years and you snap your fingers and they are gone. I wake up in a bed away from home and the idea that I could be special. It's not like I don't believe. But believing is expensive. And I can't afford that yet. And so I make a box. If 22 years were a flash, the next 5 won't even register. The next 10 will be gone before I know it. There's so much time I tell myself and I look at my wrist and my watch tells me I've run out. I toil because 22 years has to mean something and what am I, if not the return on investment I can give. And so in my box, in my cubicle, I sit on my throne of black polyester. Because 22 years has to mean something. And if I have to pretend I am King I will. I tell myself I do this so I can afford to believe. Because dreams aren't free anymore. They cost 4 walls and food. They cost lost sleep. But this will not be in vain. This will mean something I tell myself. And so when the next 22 go by, I am happy that my polyester seat is bigger and my box is now a room. This is my achievement. This is my design. But at least now I can afford to dream. To believe that I am greater than I will ever be. Because these 22 years have taught me that I am woefully average. And I tell myself that it's not my fault. I blame the box that I am going to enter for things that haven't come to pass. I wake up in a bed that is mine with people I know around me. I get out of bed and my feet hit ground. I am here now. Where I can believe I am extraordinary and where I can afford dreams. And so I blink. #storyteller #poetry #poem #poet #poemsporn #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #writing #writer #poetsofig #poetrycommunity #poems #artwork #spilledink #instapoetry #artistsoninstagram #herheartpoetry #nationalpoetrymonth #authorsofinstagram #bymepoetryasia #omypoetry @bymepoetry @omypoetry @bymepoetryasia @herheartpoetry @poemsporn_ #writers_den_ #writersnetwork
National Poetry Month is right around the corner... 🖤 #nationalpoetrymonth
. “You love him, you do, and here’s the miracle: he loves you too. You are allowed to lick off the colour from his lips to listen to the hymns in his pulse to bask in the sunlight of his voice You are allowed to have him. You love each other, you do, and here’s the tragedy: it’s not enough. You are allowed to watch the sun swallow him whole and burn him up to stain your fingers to the bone holding him together to count the constellations in his eyes as they blink out You are not allowed to save him.” - Anon #art #positivevibes #poetryofig #poetsofinstagram #poetry #poet #poem #poemsofinstagram #indie #photographysouls #photography #nationalpoetrymonth #photographer #photooftheday #quotes #classics #theneighbourhood #thepicart #brooklynheights #newyork @quotesndnotes @poetryporm @poemhunter @weheartit @pinterest @tumblr @e__m__p__t__y @mediocrethingy @aest @aestheticvisions #madelinemiller #patroclus #achilles #patroclusandachilles #thesongofachilles #worldmentalhealthday
Comparing poems fosters critical thinking and deep discussions. Because of their short form, using poetry pairings is a great way to expose students to a variety of writers and writing styles, subjects and themes. Click on the link in my profile for 32 pairs of poems, a total of 64 poems, to share with your students throughout the year, during National Poetry Month or to run a March Madness Poetry Tournament in your classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven #teachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teachersfollowteachers #iteach #iteachtoo #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #iteachenglish #poetry #poetryofinstagram #poetryofig #poetryisnotdead #nationalpoetrymonth #poemaday #poetrypaired http://bit.ly/2vm4LK4
In the edge of a lost horizon, Under fading lights that bring familiar warmth, Like stars etched onto a blanket of night sky, Words kept pouring between pen and paper But none remembered, none forgot The beauty of this far distant sunset.
Self-image is such a tumultuous things. Learning to love your body even when it fails you in health and “beauty” is a very personal journey. I hope you have the courage to love yourself when society makes you feel unlovable. • • • • * #poetry #poets #poetsofinstagram #instapoetry #instagramPoetry #supportpoets #supportwriters #writersofcolor #artistsofcolor #writers #prose #nationalpoetrymonth #chingona #spokenword #performancePoetry # #mixedracewriters #WOC #WomenofColor #RoxaneGay #poetrycommunity #poem #poema #poetrycommunity #poetrycommunityofinstagram #poet #poemas #chicanas #poeticjustice #notacultmedia #yesikasalgado
I have loved men in many ways more than I loved myself. I used to take pride in being the rock, the refuge. To love a man so deeply it would transform him. Until I realized that I do not exist to mother a man I never birthed. • • • • * #poetry #poets #poetsofinstagram #instapoetry #instagramPoetry #supportpoets #supportwriters #writersofcolor #artistsofcolor #writers #prose #nationalpoetrymonth #chingona #spokenword #performancePoetry # #mixedracewriters #WOC #WomenofColor #RoxaneGay #ArianaBrown #poetrycommunity #poem #poema #poetrycommunity #poetrycommunityofinstagram #poet #poemas #chicanas #poeticjustice #bellhooks #yesikasalgado
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I’m excited and honored that the Los Angeles @lambdaliterary Book Club has chosen to read my new poetry collection “Midnight in a Perfect World” in April 2019 to mark National Poetry Month! #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poems #losangeles #bookstagram #bookclub #lgbt #reading #nationalpoetrymonth
Many students are intimidated by poetry, so using music can help you ease them into poetry analysis as there's really no difference between looking at the lyrics of a song and the lines of a poem. Click the link in my profile for 15 song and poem pairings that will liven up your poetry unit. . . . . . #literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #iteachenglish #poetry #poetryisnotdead #poetryismusic #lyricsarepoetry #nationalpoetrymonth http://bit.ly/2uWkJdA
a robin poem as a sample for instruction to go with my upcoming bird poems workshop at @rockhollowwoods during april 2019 as national poetry month next year. robin-momma lovin'. #birdpoems #birdpoetry #birds #birds 🐦 #birdsofinstagram #robins #wingedones #kidsprograms #environmentaleducation #nationalpoetrymonth #poetry #poetrycommunity #poems #birdsboro #berkscounty #berkscountypa
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