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The Gold Mine in My Mind

I went to the ANSWER Coalition’s “Liberation Mic” last Thursday and met this amazing poet, Quindell Quev Evans of Blue Poet Tree. Below is one of his poems…


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“I need a piece of change”
So I could spend some time
On mine & the gold mine in my mind
With this change
I’ll buy happy seeds &
Plant them in pain’s soil
When it rains
The richest roots
Of joy will foil
What pain hath owned
From this piece of change
Happyness have grown.

Important FYI: The ANSWER Coalition is an anti-racist and anti-war organization. ANSWER stands for Act Now to Stop War and End Racism. You can find out more about ANSWER and their open mic series “Liberation Mic” on their website



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I am an activist, author, and teaching artist passionate about anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-imperialist education. I started Pens Up Press because I love to read and write and because I believe in the power of our people to liberate ourselves and each other through learning and grassroots activism. In conjunction with Pens Up Press, I manage the Uproar Poetry Group facilitating free creative writing workshops and supporting free open mic events. I live in Harlem with my dear friend Marcus Potts, my fiancee Xi'an Glynn, and my black cat Squeaky.

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