'Black Marks on White Paper' by Michelle Antoinette Nelson (Love the Poet)

On the page, Love’s poems remind you that rhyme is the root word for rhythm. Contemporary poetry may have long shied away from the limits of rhyme, but Love’s wordplay is refreshing, executed with precision and a clear, performable quality. All of her poems have a direct relationship with their audience, relying on a rich sense of community instead of any writer-reader barrier…. read more

His Name Be Witness: The Genius of Marvin K. White

The good news, girl is that you eat the heart first so you will not love what you have to do next—divide up the brains. Do the unthinkable. Swallowing pride is only practice for chewing on the gristle of memory. Nothing tastes like it used to. And fortunately the more you eat the less used… read more

THE REVIVAL: 2nd ANNUAL REVIVAL, EAST COAST TOUR OF BLACK LESBIAN POETS THIS OCTOBER

2nd ANNUAL REVIVAL, EAST COAST TOUR OF BLACK LESBIAN POETS THIS OCTOBER Black lesbian poets tour the east coast in a salon styled poetry tour October 6-15, 2011. In private homes in Washington, DC, Chicago, Philadelphia and Brooklyn, THE REVIVAL hosts a night of music, libation and poetry- in – concert. Touring troupe and special guests break the… read more