How To Be Black

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POWERFUL AMAZING POEM by young poet Brittaney Harden.

…You can read another one of her poems in the recently published book “No Limits: A Book of Poems on Life’s Lessons, Changing the World, Love, Loss, Spirituality, and Self Esteem” available on Amazon

Peace,
Kristin Richardson Jordan
Pens Up Press

For Poetry

Join the Uproar Poetry Group for a POETRY MONTH OPEN MIC!

SATURDAY, APRIL 12th
3:00PM – 4:30PM

at MORRISANIA LIBRARY
610 E. 169th Street
Bronx, NY, 10456

Join Us for a Community Open Mic About Black History! Share a Poem You Love or One You’ve Written… Short Story, Rap, or Song Welcome as Well. Express Yourself! Or Just Come to Listen.

FREE! For more information contact Kristin Jordan (347) 276 – 8344, KristinRJordan@gmail.com

 

READY TO WRITE? Check out these great writing resources…

  • THE POETRY FOUNDATION – www.poetryfoundation.org

    In honor of NatioThis site has a variety of poets work

    This site has a fantastic variety of published works (both contemporary and classical). They also have writing exercises, poetry writing tips (learning labs), and links to other resources.

    A WRITING PROMPT-A-DAY - Poetry Super Highway

    In honor of National Poetry Month, Poetry Super Highway is
    publishing one prompt a day.
    You can subscribe for free
    to receive these prompts throughout the month. Got a
    prompt? Submit your own prompt for publication.

Where Are The Shows?

Where Are The Shows?
By Kristin Richardson Jordan

where are the tv shows
showing us how to liberate our hood
showing our people walking free
and our humanity understood

where are the shows
showing our old in all their glory
showing the wisdom of age
and revealing life’s true story

where are the shows
showing us how to unlearn what we’ve been told
shows showing us how to speak up
shows showing us to be bold

where are the shows
with a clear vision of our purposeful past
where are the shows
to inspire our youth to stand fast

where are the shows to make our community last

Black History In Poems Event

Upcoming free open mic at Morrisania Branch Library…

BLACK HISTORY IN POEMS

SATURDAY, MARCH 1st
3:00PM – 4:30PM

at MORRISANIA LIBRARY
610 E. 169th Street
Bronx, NY, 10456

Join Us for a Community Open Mic About Black History!
Share a Poem You Love or One You’ve Written…
Short Story, Rap, or Song Welcome as Well.
Express Yourself! Or Just Come to Listen.

Including Recordings of…
“Still I Rise”, “The Ballad of the Landlord”,
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “Negritude”

FREE!
Snacks & Refreshments Provided

For more information contact Kristin Jordan
(718) 589-9268, KristinJordan@nypl.org

SPONSORED BY THE EDUCATIONAL WORKGROUP
OF THE SOUNDVIEW COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM