What the poetry community has done over the years, is say: we’re here and we’re coming for every damn thing. The Word N Sound Awards is our way of saying: we salute you.
‘your uncle is a hatcheti buried in my crotch on purpose.’ -Ashley Makue This is one of the lines from an anthology of poems entitled I know how to fix […]
When the next generation speaks for itself, we need to lend our ears
to encourage their voices.
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Somewhere in the core of my country | dwells a cancer – seeping deep into the crevices of our livelihoods | that won’t let the child learn without first having to burn tyres. | When the child could remedy the land of its wailing wounds
and forgo its inherited injustices. | Who could paint our story anew | on a blank canvas of boundless possibilities.
By virtue of being an educated conscious self-determining black person / you become an act of war / and you are a just war / you are revolution / you are our forefathers’ manifestos incarnate / a heart of ideas and a haven of justice…
Through thickness of our tears
we see you president and our leaders
we see your calm in front of the
violence our brothers are given,
our sisters endure…