Staff Picks

Rhonda Taylora year ago
Poetry Publishing Scams to Avoid
I've been a writer by trade for years, and this means that I have seen a million and one publishing scams through my time. The reason why publishing scams are so common is because being a writer is on...
Skunk Uzekia year ago
Tips for New Slam Poets
Slam poetry isn't easy, and in most cases, it's insanely intimidating to try out. But, if you are a poet at heart, you can't help yourself from giving it a shot. As scary as it can be to perform your ...
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Adrien Sweeta year ago
Breach of Faith
Deep within my soul there was a part of me that knew. It knew your true nature, but foolishly it was blinded by love. You were aware of the hold you had over me and you abused the trust and the kindne...
Tori Hofsteina year ago
I Woman, I Tori
I am woman Hear me shout Hear me Explain why I'm human Should be cared about I explain my existence As biracial As bisexual As worthy as I can But speech is heavy-lidded with doubts that all will hear...
Dirt... The Black Woman... Life
The black woman is dirt Yes. Ah yes, you heard me right, I said: the black woman is dirt But before you go up in arms listen to what I have to say first The black woman is indeed dirt I say this in al...
michael a year ago
My Muse
It was many years ago when we first met, Doing strange things most people wouldn’t get. Estranged, I was, never mattered to you, For you were a little awkward too. No longer alone, we always got along...
I Kiss My Daddy Goodnight
I hold his hand and squeeze it tight Tell him everything’s gonna be alright I tuck him in bed, snug and tight Leave on the hallway light I kiss my daddy goodnight I see the love in his old gentle eyes...
Terri Lyons10 months ago
Blood, Sweat, and Fire
Blood, Sweat, and Fire The Wonderful World of Disney gave us a Sunday evening rest, We anticipated Ed Sullivan’s line up of guests Until Huntley and Brinkley had breaking news Of another bloody episode of what we were going through, There was a march on the Pentagon, Pressure was mounting and Johnson was sweating. While the politicians were working to save face Deafening chants were demanding an end to the war. Something started with a cab driver in Newark, Cops didn’t like the way he drove the ...
James Wijesinghe10 months ago
Man Up
"Man up." The last two words heard before the jump. Man down. Knackered, they scraped Him From the tarmac like chewed gum – Spat out and Flattened in a fleshy puddle of blood and dirt. If suicide is t...