Monthly Archives: August 2019

Read Poem: Black Person, Should I Be More Like You?, by Sway Writes

Cookie cutter black person What does it mean to be like you? What do I need to do? How do I say what I need to say to sound more like you? “Be more black, act your race” is what … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Conscious Monster, by LayeDaWriter

Oh, well there friend Why won’t you tell one, where you’ve been I mean you don’t have to say, because of course I know That there, is a secret I’d never show Remember, I told you once you gave up … Continue reading

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Read Poem: UNDERSTAND ME, by by Natie Jay Tembe

I am not a usual thing; I am not the standard spirited young adult, still brimming with teenage angst and aged wisdom passed down from the withered hand that put me too sleep many years ago. I am not the … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Genere is Friendship, by Mallika Kumar

Dedicated to my friend Raghuvendra Sweet memories, that will always shine, Shimmering of them will do remind Of Someone who is very special. To some he’s a chattering box… For some a pain in the neck. This is what others … Continue reading

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Watch the AUGUST 2019 Poetry Readings

All performed by Kat Smiley POETRY Reading: Almost Homeless, by Perry Terrell POETRY Reading: The Old Man and the Tree, by Andrew Smith POETRY Reading: THE DEVIL’S CLUTCH, by Kevin Parish POETRY Reading: End, by Christine Bolton POETRY Reading: Bully, … Continue reading

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POETRY Reading: Bully, by Travaughn

Performed by Kat Smiley — Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, … Continue reading

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POETRY Reading: End, by Christine Bolton

Performed by Kat Smiley — Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, … Continue reading

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