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Three Girls Stood In A Line On National TV. What They Do? I Have CHILLS!| Little Things

“Get Lit” – Changing the World, One Word at a Time!

What these girls learned in school is not pretty, but well articulated.


These outspoken, brave girls are part of Get Lit, “the leading nonprofit presenter of literary performance, education, and teen poetry programs in Southern California,” according to their website.

The remarkable young girls were featured on the Queen Latifah Show to perform a slam poetry piece called “Somewhere in America,” and as you will see, their powerful words strike up many emotions in just a few seconds.

via Three Girls Stood In A Line On National TV. What They Do? I Have CHILLS!.

Thomas and Beulah, by Rita Dove

Published by ‘forsicht’ on May 12, 2012
A cineastically illustrated selection of poems from Rita Dove’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, read by the author. © 1986, 1988, 2012 by Rita Dove.

The Dark Room Collective: Where Black Poetry Took Wing – NYTimes.com

The Darkroom Collective

Scholars say that what has grown from the collective is a boom in African-American poetry that’s arguably as aesthetically significant in the writing world as the work of the Beat Generation, the New York School, the Fugitives, the Black Arts Movement, even the Harlem Renaissance.

via The Dark Room Collective: Where Black Poetry Took Wing – NYTimes.com.

Poetry Out Loud

Welcome to Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

via Poetry Out Loud.

Poetry Out Loud

JB aka Dirty Moses “Box Lunch #69”

JB aka Dirty Moses “Box Lunch #69”

Published on Jul 18, 2012

LOCATION:

Subs & Grubs
117 So. Pearl St.
Albany, NY 12202

produced by the incredible PJ Katz @PJKatzmusic (twitter)

written by JB aka Dirty Moses @jstbcz (twitter)
Shot by DizzyDot518Films and Ira McKenzie
Edited and Directed by Musa Zwana for HollywoodHustleFilms