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Step right up, job creators

TweetGwen Moore is a Democratic Congresswoman representing Wisconsin’s 4th congressional district, a staunch defender of reproductive freedom, a woman who school you if you try to couch your anti-choice views in faux-concern about “Black genocide,” and now, it seems, a poet. Here she is reading a poem of her own writing, called “Job Creators.” Transcript [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Love Cake

TweetLeah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s new book of poetry, Love Cake, is a delight to read. I have to admit I’m not a big poetry reader, but I’ve been a fan of Leah’s since I saw her during Mangos with Chili a few years ago. It’s her politics (from books like The Revolution Starts at Home) and [...]
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Google Honors Female Arab Poet

Tweet On Tuesday, Google celebrated the birthday of Nazik al-Malaika, a wonderful female poet, by honoring her with a “Google Doodle.” Al-Malaika was widely known in the Arab world. She passed away in June 2007. Her obituary in the NY Times described her as “one of the Arab world’s most famous poets” and “one of [...]
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Poet, visionary Gil Scott Heron dies

TweetWe lost a powerful voice for social justice when Gil Scott Heron died Friday at 62. I really have no words, so let’s let some of his most famous speak for themselves: (Video is closed captioned.) Tweet
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And the Hey, Boo tickets go to…

TweetCaterina Gironda, who sent in this lovely poem: I want to tell you that I am woman, Because I feel my womb swell once a month, And bleed with the promise to produce a new life. I want to tell you that I am woman, Because I recall when my hymen bled like a head [...]
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