April is…

April is National Poetry Month and National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Through my time as a performance poet in high school I developed a strong voice when it came to speaking out against sexual violence. So, in honor of the month of April, I'm going to share a lightening round slam poetry piece with you, … Continue reading April is…

Slam Poems I’d Recommend to Anyone

I competed in poetry slams in high school. I went to club every Thursday and wrote new pieces. I went to slams almost every Tuesday. I became very, very attached to this style of writing. I reconnected this summer with a friend I competed with and she sent me her list of favorite poems. A … Continue reading Slam Poems I’d Recommend to Anyone

Celebrating Langston Hughes

Today is February first. Not only does today mark the beginning of Black History Month, it's the birthday of one of America's celebrated writers: Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes was born in 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Hughes first started writing poetry while living with his grandmother in Lincoln, Illinois and published his first book of poetry, … Continue reading Celebrating Langston Hughes