Just want to share this powerful poem with you all…”Open-Hearted Beauty” by Ahlaam Peace, Kristin Richardson Jordan Pens Up Press
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
Picture from this past Saturday’s No Limits! Book Party No Limits! is a collection of urban poetry mostly by writers of color from Harlem and the Bronx.
Read this poem today and loved it. It is written by Bert Gervais. Find out more about him at www.findsuccessmentors.com Dear hard work by Bert Gervais I have been unfaithful , I cheated on you last year, with doubt, I got insecurities phone number at the club, and text her while we were at dinner, pretending I was looking at my fantasy team. Mediocrity flirted with me and and I flirt back. When average quizzed me “do you secretly love me like orange crush?” I said I do I do I do I do oooh. I’m a dog, a big ol’ dog. and I been bul woofin, Boy did I pay for it. you were right when you declared, “Love would’ve brought your butt home last night” home from the parties, home from the distractions, home from the lights, home from the cheap thrill of the night, The grass isn’t greener on the other side, I had a cow at home all along, so why was I buying 2% at Target, I mean they sell Dvd’s …
“Happy New Year” by Jewel Grant-Talle January first start first day of the rest of my life. New clothes, new hair, but more important new attitude. I have come out of the cocoon which was 2013. Now I am a butterfly soaring into 2014. Stronger and better than before. Ready for what life has to offer. Making my own way towards my future. Happy New Year to the new me. Jewel Grant-Talle is an aspiring writer and a member of the Uproar Poetry Group (we meet Tuesdays @ 3:30pm at Morrisania Branch Library). She has published poems in No Limits! and is getting ready to publish a poetry book of all her own original works this February.
“No Limits” Book Party! There will be… Wine, beer, and mixed drinks Discounted copies of the recently published “No Limits!” book A massive book signing Good company & music Join us as we celebrate No Limits! Next Saturday January 11th 7pm – 10pm at the ANSWER Coalition office 2295 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (at 135th Street) New York, NY 10030 And…FREE OPEN MIC Also on SATURDAY, JANUARY 11TH At 3:00PM AT MORRISANIA LIBRARY 610 E. 169TH STREET BRONX, NY, 10456 LIVE PERFORMANCES! REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED Every second Saturday of the month. FREE community open mic. Bring your poems, your stories, your songs… or just come listen