Poems, Quotes

Poetry Picks: “On Emotional Labor”

Hello good people! It’s Sunday and you know on Sundays I bring you my favorite Poetry Picks.  Today’s poem is by Janae Johnson. If I were ever at a loss for words on how Black women are treated, this poem would be the perfect explanation. Press play…    

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Poetry Picks: “Knock Knock”

I know it’s late… However, I still wanted to post a Sunday Poetry Pick. Today, I wanted the poem to be a bit of a throwback so this pick is from Def Jam Poetry. The poet is Daniel Beaty and the poem is titled, “Knock Knock”.  Press play…    

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Poetry Picks: “My Honest Poem”

Happy Sunday! One of my favorite things here on the blog is Poetry Pick Sunday’s. On these days I feature poets and their poems that I’ve grown to enjoy. Rudy Francisco has been featured here 2 other times and you can find those poems here: Poetry Picks: “Your God” & Poetry Picks: If I was a Love Poet […]

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Poetry Picks: “Your God”

  Happy Sunday! I hope that your week was amazing. Today, I want to introduce you to one of my favorite poets. Rudy Francisco performed this poem entitled, ‘Your God‘. Press play…    

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Poetry Picks: Angry Black Woman

  Happy Sunday My Loves, I missed last week’s poetry pick but this week I got y’all! I found this poem by Porsha O. and man-oh-man is it powerful. *Viewer Discretion Advised*  Press play…    

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Poetry Picks: To Be Black & Woman & Alive

Happy Sunday! Today’s poetry pick is coming from Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jihad. It’s an amazing piece that really doesn’t need much of an introduction. I hope that you enjoy. Watch below: (Contains explicit content)

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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: 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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