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(Video) Julissa Emile | Tropical Depression

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The Poet's List - Poet - Poetry News Spoken word Video - Barry Akins

Interview: Barry Akins

BARRY AKINS For poet, Barry Akins, poetry is more than talent; it is his magnificent gift. In just five hours, he penned a poem which unpacked centuries of the layered African American experience. As we sat down to speak to him about "The Chair of Negritude," he shares his incredible vision and how he ultimately came…Read more Interview: Barry Akins

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U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith brings poetry to the people (via Juneau Empire)

The end of Tracy K. Smith’s reading in the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building sounded more like the wrap up of a comedy set than the conclusion of a visit from the U.S. poet laureate. For most of Wednesday evening’s event, as Smith read poems from her book, “Wade in the Water,” the audience was…Read more U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith brings poetry to the people (via Juneau Empire)

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New book analyzes poetry across the world (via Cornell Chronicle)

“What one cannot compute, one must poetize,” concludes a new interdisciplinary study of poetry, “Poetry and Mind: Tractatus Poetico-Philosophicus,” by Laurent Dubreuil, professor of comparative literature and Romance studies, and a member of the cognitive science program. While not a direct sequel to Dubreuil’s previous book, “The Intellective Space,” his new work shows how we…Read more New book analyzes poetry across the world (via Cornell Chronicle)

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(Video) Kondwani Fidel | Poetry from Hummingbirds in the Trenches

Additional Info: Spoken-word poet Kondwani Fidel was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, which USA Today recently ranked the most dangerous city in the nation. “Resilience is something that’s ingrained in you at a very young age growing up in Baltimore,” says Fidel in Jackson Tisi’s short documentary. “If you’re from or live in Baltimore,…Read more (Video) Kondwani Fidel | Poetry from Hummingbirds in the Trenches

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The Poetry of America’s Most Dangerous City (via The Atlantic)

Click here to watch the video for Hummingbirds in the Trenches. Society begs us to pull up our bootstraps and fly to Venus / But when you keep us padlocked to trenches / It ain’t easy to show our genius. That’s Kondwani Fidel, a celebrated spoken-word poet from Baltimore, rapping about his experience growing up…Read more The Poetry of America’s Most Dangerous City (via The Atlantic)