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Grammys: Tiffany Haddish Nabs Best Spoken-Word Nomination (via The Hollywood Reporter)

The best comedy album is also stacked with non-singers, including Dave Chappelle and Patton Oswalt. Tiffany Haddish, Grammy Award winner? It's possible — the actress is nominated for best spoken-word album for the audiobook version of her memoir, The Last Black Unicorn. She'll face off against Questlove (Creative Quest), Courtney B. Vance (Accessory to War by Neil deGrasse…Read more Grammys: Tiffany Haddish Nabs Best Spoken-Word Nomination (via The Hollywood Reporter)

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The Slam Poets, Spoken Words, And Intersectionality Of Burque Revolt (via Forbes)

Spearheaded by a woman and her community of fellow poets—who mainly identify as women—Burque Revolt is Albuquerque’s intergenerational poetry organization that connects youth, college students, and adults using the power of spoken word and writing. Burque Revolt honors the stories of women, people of color, LGBTQ, youth, and any and all intersections of those identities,…Read more The Slam Poets, Spoken Words, And Intersectionality Of Burque Revolt (via Forbes)

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A Pop-up Reading of Black Poetry at the Brooklyn Museum (via Hyperallergic)

This Saturday the Brooklyn Museum and Cave Canem Foundation will host a Pop-up Poetry event as part of the Museum’s First Saturday lineup of events. Poets and Cave Canem Fellows Hafizah Geter, Cynthia Manick, and Nicholas Nichols will be reading. Cave Canem Foundation works to promote “the artistic and professional growth of Black poets.” Geter is a Brooklyn-based poet born in Zaria, Nigeria.…Read more A Pop-up Reading of Black Poetry at the Brooklyn Museum (via Hyperallergic)

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Former North Texas Athlete Perseveres Through Poetry (via NBC DFW)

Nathaniel Little returns to Standridge Stadium, where 14 years ago, during his junior year at R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, he suffered a catastrophic injury while tackling a fullback on the football field. “I chased him down and grabbed ahold of him and we both kind of just fell and that play I just…Read more Former North Texas Athlete Perseveres Through Poetry (via NBC DFW)

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8 Reasons To Give The Gift Of Poetry This Season (via Bustle)

Consider those sophisticated people in your life for whom purchasing a gift is always a source of anxiety. The art-lover with a keen and discerning eye; the fashion enthusiast with idiosyncratic style; the bookworm who, it seems, has read absolutely everything. What if there was one thoughtful and unique gift you could present to them…Read more 8 Reasons To Give The Gift Of Poetry This Season (via Bustle)

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Trethewey’s poetry retrospective digs deep, unearths truths (via Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Natasha Trethewey turned to poetry to make sense of what happened after her mother was kidnapped and murdered more than three decades ago. In 1985, Trethewey’s stepfather pleaded guilty to the crime in DeKalb County and was sentenced to two consecutive life terms behind bars. Trethewey has said her first attempts at writing poetry about her…Read more Trethewey’s poetry retrospective digs deep, unearths truths (via Atlanta Journal Constitution)