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Q&A: Kwame Dawes

“I have decided to stay focused on being present and writing for the present moment as fiercely and beautifully as I can.” Kwame Dawes states towards the end of an essay about timeless poetry¹. A statement that clearly defines of...

poet(s) profile: likwid tongue! HAAAA!

In the early 2000s, open mic sessions were a dime and dozen. Poets came out of the woodwork; no doubt, inspired by the likes of PERM (Tumi ‘of the Volume’, Zee Cube, Samantha and others). From the more grown up...

Spaces and Traces by Jazz Africa

[tabs tab1=”Poem” tab2=”Poet Bio”] [tab id=1]With or without chondrules, Rocks and stones lie quietly on the earth’s surface Flightless….motionless Showing no remorse or a single twinge of emotion Deep in the crust of the earth Pahoehoe, aa and jellies of...

Smiling Faces by Jazz Africa

[tabs tab1=”Poem” tab2=”Poet Bio”] [tab id=1]Silent movements of your smile I learn your language I learn your laughter I learn your strides I appreciate in you your adores Conversations of the heart They move in packs They suspend It depends[/tab]...

Victory’s Warning by Su

[tabs tab1=”Poem” tab2=”Poet Bio”] [tab id=1]Rejoicing! He gathered us near Stay awake Children If you cease to walk by day Let your light shine by night Or else you may stumble And fall from lofty heights For today’s hero Is...