Spoken Sunday: Zora Howard

Zora Howard is a Harlem native who is attending Yale University this year and is New York City’s first Youth Poet Laureate. Zora performed her poem “Bi-Racial Hair” when she was 13 years old at the Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam in 2006. It was the first poem I saw her perform and I … Continue reading

Spoken Sunday: Gemineye

Spoken Sunday is your dose of poetry. Whether it is written or spoken, from the known or unknown, the work feautred will enlighten you. The first feature of Spoken Sundays is Gemineye, also known as Christopher Andrew, who hails from Mount Vernon, New York. You may have seen him on HBO Presents Russell Simmons’ Def … Continue reading

Special Spotlight… This One’s For You

    UnPromised Time I used to make jokes about situations like this… Walking down the empty streets of my city, I’d run on the paved roads Laugh off how much money I’d get if a car would bump into my flesh- leaving me with Benjamin Franklins by the load But my thoughts never had any logic, … Continue reading

Bubbling Artist[S]!: Brave New Voices

  If you know me, you know that I’m a poet.  But more importantly than what I write, I’m inspired by others. I’ve been BEYOND inspired and enthralled for this art we participate in by all of these artists, and I wanted to make sure I shared this experience. From all over the United States, … Continue reading

Bubbling! Artist Spotlight

 Have you ever stumbled upon a sound that you couldn’t stop reverberating in your brain?  Have you ever had to take a breath after listening to or discovering something so deep, it’s almost as if time stopped for that moment just so the worlds of the rhythmically structured sentences would collide with the ever-going dance … Continue reading