Wednesday, April 30, 2008

5 Poets worth hearing...

In the beginning was the word and...
It brings...communion.
It's full of....Divinity.
Pregnant....with creation and a thousand dawns.
Ever born...it is life.
An eternal light...that illuminates the souls of men.
A sun...by which you can see or become blind.
(A reshuffling of John 1:1-5)

Warning: These poets have something to say and they say it raw, earthy and from the street and its bloody, painful and in your face. Some of it is so deep that you might drown. I hope you do.

Suheir Hammad
We spent 4th of July in bed
Not Your Erotic, Not Your Exotic

Black Ice
Part One
Part Two

Oscar Brown
Children of Children
I Apologize

Rives
Def Jam

Taylor Mali
What Teachers Make
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