Here’s the Donald Glover/Childish Gambino video everyone’s talking about. Many layers. Much to think about, including the 17-second silence in the middle of the song.
Jahman Ariel Hill is a poet, student, teacher, and activist who combines his passions of protest, Black identity, and foreign policy through poetry. He holds titles as an Individual World Poetry Slam and Southern Fried Poetry Festival finalist, as well as LEAF Poetry Slam Champion. Last April, he published his first book, Made from my … More If You Give a Teacher a Gun
Representing Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective: Leading performing artists in the Stitchers Youth Council performed their original poems, “Different” by Emeara and “Different II” by Branden. The poems draw from stories collected by the artists from St. Louis neighborhoods and reflect on the pressures of gang violence. The poems were commissioned by Saint Louis … More Story Stitchers St. Louis Performance
Six minutes, so much loss. Four minutes of silence, so much heart. https://youtu.be/u46HzTGVQhg
Bullets into Bells Event at Boston Public Library Co-editors Brian Clements, Alexandra Teague and Dean Rader reflect on gun violence in America through poetry and the voice of victims of gun violence before an audience at the Boston Public Library. They are joined by poets Martín Espada, Jill McDonough, and Rebecca Morgan Frank, and Aimee Tavares, (National Organizing Director … More “Bullets into Bells” Event at Boston Public Library
Martín Espada: “Heal the Cracks in the Bell of the World” Martín Espada reads “Heal the Cracks in the Bell of the World” at the Sandy Hook Vigil, Newtown, CT. The poem is included in Bullets Into Bells.
Juan Felipe Herrera: Speak the People/The Spark/El Poema The Fresno State Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Cari Earnhart, perform newly commissioned pieces created with Juan Felipe Herrera in celebration of his term as the 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. The performance begins at 16:24.