Tag Archives: Poetry on Race

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: NORMA LILIANA VALDEZ

By Norma Liliana Valdez: UNACCOMPANIED Everything is happening now. Everything is present tense. The horses. The running. The losing. This operation is a well-oiled machine. All is slow motion until dusk. After dusk come the icy furrows. Overnight temperatures the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: JACINTA V. WHITE

STANDING IN COURAGE By Jacinta V. White Dangerous, wanted Endangered, hunted              Majestic Beauty protected Enraged              You, young                           Black man Stand in courage              In love              In honor                           Resurrected              In glory Forget put upon shame Young man stand              In beauty              In strength … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: NOMI STONE

By Nomi Stone: WAR GAME, AMERICA The war scenario has: [vegetables stalls], [roaming animals], and [people] in it. The people speak the language of the country we are trying to make into a kinder country. Some of the people over … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: POETRY GENIUS

Editor’s Note: Every once in a while on this series I like to give a shout out to an organization that is furthering poetry in America today, and so today I want to introduce you to the wonder that is … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: JENNA LE

By Jenna Le: MOM’S COCKS Mom grew up beside the Perfume River in Vietnam, in a brick house overrun by chickens. Those horny-footed fowl were always rubbing their feather-padded genitals against sofa legs and children’s shoes as if they were … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: NO

from NO By Ocean Vuong TORSO OF AIR Suppose you do change your life. & the body is more than a portion of night—sealed with bruises. Suppose you woke & found your shadow replaced by a black wolf. The boy, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: “THE ALL BLACK PENGUIN SPEAKS” BY ROGER BONAIR-AGARD

THE ALL BLACK PENGUIN SPEAKS By Roger Bonair-Agard Courtesy of UrbanaPoetrySlam’s youtube channel. Editor’s Note: I had the pleasure of seeing Roger Bonair-Agard read at a recent poetry salon, and I was blown away. This man is an incredibly talented … Continue reading

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