Uproar Poetry

About UPROAR: Uproar Poetry is an online community supporting the growth and development of writers of color through free writer’s tips, prompts, exercises, and avenues where artist can share their work. Find out more by joining our Facebook group.

Sounds like:
Anything that goes to the rhythm of the human heartbeat.
Words of warriors from the past, present and future.
Survival and victory in an urban jungle.

Influenced by these Poets:
Maya Angelou. Rita Dove, The Last Poets, Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, Clade McKay, Phillis Wheatley, Langston Hughes, Dudley Randall, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovaanni, Ray Durem, James Emanuel, Margaret Walker, Frank Marshall Davis, Lucille Clifton

Musical Influences:
Soul Music, R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, Blues, Salsa and
Merengue, Jazz Rock and Roll

Thinks these artists give a great show:
Immortal Technique, Kalae Allday, Stacyann Chin, La Bruja, Rebel Diaz, Grito De Poetas, Simply Rob, Richard Dauphin, Kin 4 Life

Visit our Facebook group to comment or share a piece that reflects you!!!


Senior Creativity
Tuesdays | 10:00am – 11:00am | at the Central Harlem Senior Center

120 W. 140th Street Harlem, NY. Join the “Senior Creativity Class” facilitated by Kristin Jordan, founder of the Uproar Poetry Group. Workshops are designed for seniors but all are welcome. Questions? Contact UproarPoetry@gmail.com

Writing Circle (18+)
First Wednesdays (first Wednesday of every month) | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | at Hyacinth’s Haven

2374 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd Harlem, NY. Free and open Uproar writing circle. All 18+ are welcome. There’s a focus on poetry but room for all styles/forms of art are. For details contact UproarPoetry@gmail.com

Red Lotus Open Mic
Last Wednesdays (last Wednesday of the Month) | 7:00pm – 11:00pm | at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore

1942 Amsterdam Ave Harlem, NY. Uproar proudly donates support to Red Lotus Mic organized monthly by Right to Revolution. Subscribe to Pens Up Press or join the Uproar Facebook group to get information on upcoming Red Lotus Open Mics. For details contact UproarPoetry@gmail.com.


  1. Hey, sorry for the delay ( winter holidays took over yikes :/ ) but yes! Pens Up Press is publishing books by authors outside of the free poetry workshops as well. Feel free to email me with any questions or send a sample of your work

  2. will you be taking in new writers to publish books (novels, etc…) in the future? or will everything be revolved around the workshops in the library?

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