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Oakland’s Poet Laureate: Ayodele Nzinga chosen for inaugural post (via East Bay Express)

Oakland selected poet, playwright and community activist Ayodele Nzinga as the city’s inaugural poet laureate, city officials announced this week.Nzinga is the founding producer and director of the West Oakland theater company Lower Bottom Playaz, established in 1999. She’s also the founding director of Black Arts Movement Business District Community Development Corporation, which produces BAMBDFEST, … Continue reading Oakland’s Poet Laureate: Ayodele Nzinga chosen for inaugural post (via East Bay Express)

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(Video) Real T@lk | Word Play

Additional Info: About All Def Poetry: All Def Poetry is brought to you by Russell Simmons - a world-renowned champion of the spoken word art form. Fresh, riveting, and featuring some of the best voices in the genre, All Def Poetry brings you the raw power of spoken word! Information courtesy, YouTube

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Poetry for PTSD and Preventing Suicide (via Psychiatric Times)

June is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. One psychiatrist is dedicating a portion of the proceeds from his new book, Poetry Rx, to the David Lynch Foundation (DLF)—specifically the Resilient Warrior program—in the hopes of curbing US military veteran suicides.In this Q&A, we speak with author of Poetry Rx, Norman E. Rosenthal, MD. Dr Rosenthal is a world-renowned psychiatrist and … Continue reading Poetry for PTSD and Preventing Suicide (via Psychiatric Times)

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Poet Natalie Diaz wins Pulitzer Prize (via ASU News)

Topping the headlines again, Arizona State University Associate Professor Natalie Diaz has been awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her collection “Postcolonial Love Poem,” which has been described as “an anthem of desire against erasure.”The honor comes mere months after the MacArthur Fellow made history by becoming the youngest chancellor ever elected to the Academy of American … Continue reading Poet Natalie Diaz wins Pulitzer Prize (via ASU News)

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(Video) RJ Wright | Body of a Friday Night

Additional Info: RJ Wright performing "Body of a Friday Night" at AvantGarden in Houston, TX. Write About Now: WANPOETRY is a community-oriented collective of poets that meet at AvantGarden in Houston, Texas every Wednesday at 7:30 PM with the purpose of providing a multimedia platform for poets to share their work. Information courtesy, YouTube

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Forward poetry prizes shortlist former young people’s laureate Caleb Femi (via Guardian)

Caleb Femi, the former young people’s laureate for London, has been shortlisted for one of the prestigious Forward prizes for poetry for his first collection Poor, an exploration of growing up Black in Peckham.Femi, a former English teacher who took on the laureate role in 2016, is one of five first-time poets in the running for the … Continue reading Forward poetry prizes shortlist former young people’s laureate Caleb Femi (via Guardian)

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Wayne Brady, his Black experience and his new spoken-word piece (via Daily Herald)

For years Wayne Brady had been working on a one-man show about being a young Black man growing up in Orlando, but he could never finish the project.That's until acclaimed actor Glenn Close asked him to participate in her spoken word jazz album."To be honest with you, the reason it took me a couple of … Continue reading Wayne Brady, his Black experience and his new spoken-word piece (via Daily Herald)

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(Video) Akeem Olaj | Lies Heal

Additional Info: About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to … Continue reading (Video) Akeem Olaj | Lies Heal