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Category: Poem


Just Do It For Yourself

Just Do It For Yourself by Ms. Michael Marie Hill There comes a time in your life You’ve got to go for it There comes a time in your life You’ve got to show for it Do the best you…

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“When,” a poem by Daniel A. Harris

Daniel Harris, poet, scholar, environmentalist, and long-time Not in Our Town supporter, had the following poem accepted for publication in the Connecticut River Review.  Daniel has given us permission to publish it on the blog.  Daniel invites you to visit…

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Kids Who Die

It’s been 77 years since civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die,” which illuminates the horrors of lynchings during the Jim Crow era. Now, as we approach the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death and…

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“A New Day Dawns” by Nikky Finney

Poet Nikky Finney, a daughter of South Carolina, composed a piece about the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds.  She discusses her background, her emergence as a poet, and her writing process in this interview….

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“Can’t Have Nothing” In Response to Charleston Shootings by Derrick Weston Brown

We can’t have nothing. Not our skin. Not our peace. Not our sanctuary. Can’t have nothing. Can’t shop, can’t swim, can’t walk home. Can’t pray. Can’t worship. Can’t have candy. Can’t sit in a car with friends with the windows…

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