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Quick Hit: 20 Young Writers Of Color Share Their Favorite Poems

You’re missing out if you haven’t yet checked out this wonderful poet curating favorite poems of other young, wonderful, and talented friends and hopefully soon-to-be friends of color.

The Huffington Post writes: “[Tabia] Alexine’s diversified anthology speaks to the importance of poetry to voices too often marginalized or silenced. ‘It can be such a powerful platform for truth-telling, disruption, affirmation, and empathy,’ she said. ‘The vulnerability and realness I’ve witnessed within the poetry world is unlike any other medium in my mind. These 20 individuals are unapologetically taking up space and making noise as writers, activists, performers, educators, literary editors, students, and so much more.'”

Take a few minutes to read these writers’ favorite poems here, and then take another few moments to go check out their own work here, here, and here.

Mahroh Jahangiri is the former Executive Director of Know Your IX, a national survivor- and youth-led organization working to end gender violence in schools. She cares about the ways in which American militarization, racism, and sexual violence impact communities of color transnationally. You can say hi to her at @mahrohj.

Mahroh Jahangiri is the former Executive Director of Know Your IX, a national survivor- and youth-led organization working to end gender violence in schools.

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