Poems, Quotes

Poetry Picks: ‘Friends with Benefits’

This week’s poetry pick is by Jae Nichelle. I stumbled upon this piece by happenstance after leaving class last week. As I walked to my car I listened to her personify her anxiety in using a friends with benefits relationship. It immediately resonated with me because I could relate to many of things she said. […]

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Poetry Picks: ‘In the Depths of Solitude’

So if you noticed that I missed last week’s Poetry Pick, you’re amazing and thank you for being so attentive. I got a little caught up and missed the post but this week we’re back with one of my favorite poets. Although he is mostly known for his tumultuous rap career, Tupac was a great […]

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Poetry Picks: We Made It

This week’s poetry pick is by the poet, Sunni Patterson. She performed this piece, ‘We Made It’, on Def Poetry Jam a few years ago. Sadly, the words of the poem are still relevant to the current times that we are living in. Press play…

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Poetry Picks: ‘Harlem’

This week’s poetry pick is by Langston Hughes. He had a prominent influence on the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s. Hughes was different from other poets of the time because instead of writing poetry with hidden or obscure meanings, he wrote about the struggles and lives of African Americans. This poem is my favorite of […]

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Poetry Picks: ‘On Status’

Last week’s pick was a piece by Shihan on Def Poetry Jam. (click here to watch) Def Poetry Jam was so inspirational for the culture and is definitely an underrated gem of the early 2000’s. This week’s pick is a reading by one of the most graceful black women alive, Phylicia Rashad. She read from her […]

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Poetry Picks: ‘This Type Love’

I think my love for poetry developed around 3rd grade. I was intrigued by the way people could say things in a way that was a cross between music and essay… like words were dancing from the poets lips. Recently, I’ve rediscovered that love for poetry so I will be posting ‘Poetry Picks’ every Saturday. […]

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