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(Video) Black Chakra | Bullet Pass

Additional Info: Here's Black Chakra performing his poem "Bullet Pass" at our Voices In Power Poetry Open Mic Experience located at REC Philly in the Fashion District Philadelphia on March 7, 2020. For more videos of amazing poetry, singers, musicians, comedians and more be sure to visit our channel and don't forget to Subscribe. Information … Continue reading (Video) Black Chakra | Bullet Pass

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Poetry Foundation Makes History Honoring 2022 Pegasus Awardees [Press Release] (via Poetry Foundation)

Marking a milestone with over $1.1 million in prizes Ceremony to take place October 27, 2022 in Chicago, IL CHICAGO, IL—The Poetry Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Pegasus Awards, a family of literary prizes that include the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Young People’s Poet Laureate, and the Pegasus Award … Continue reading Poetry Foundation Makes History Honoring 2022 Pegasus Awardees [Press Release] (via Poetry Foundation)

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Joy Harjo On When She Realized Poetry Has Power (via Vogue)

During her three terms as the 23rd poet laureate of the United States, Indigenous poet Joy Harjo—who hails from Muscogee (Creek) Nation—has not only used her platform to spotlight the beauty of the written word, but has also highlighted the works of contemporary Native poets across the nation. One of her biggest projects as poet … Continue reading Joy Harjo On When She Realized Poetry Has Power (via Vogue)

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The Voice of Lone Star Poetry (via Texas Observer)

Guadalupe Mendez remembers the freak thunderstorm in Galveston that kept him and his classmates stuck in their seventh grade class. With no power, his teacher had to continue his lesson on Edgar Allen Poe, and did so by popping a cassette into a battery-powered boombox.  To support the mood of the macabre stories, candles were … Continue reading The Voice of Lone Star Poetry (via Texas Observer)

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Former Iowa Writers’ Workshop member Dean Young leaves legacy of enigmatic poetry (via The Daily Iowan)

Dean Young’s work was humorous, heartbreaking, and deeply influential in the field of contemporary poetry, and it continues to inspire people even after his death.  Young was an award-winning poet, mentor, and close friend to many who he inspired with his decades of written work. A former Iowa Writers’ Workshop faculty member, his connection to … Continue reading Former Iowa Writers’ Workshop member Dean Young leaves legacy of enigmatic poetry (via The Daily Iowan)

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Rupi Kaur on using poetry to heal (via Mashable)

By merely existing on social media, you have likely come across the work of Rupi Kaur: a multi-hyphenate known for her modern rendition of poetry and sprawling influence across Instagram and the internet. Kaur has been credited as one of the first Insta-Poets, a category for writers who publish poems that fit into the grid's perfect squares and are … Continue reading Rupi Kaur on using poetry to heal (via Mashable)