Black optimism persists in thinking that we have what we need, that we can get...– “Black Op” by Fred Moten (via whatijustread)
yearsofmagicalthinking asked: Hi :) Do you have a faviourite Toni Morrison book? I've just finished Sula and Beloved and was wondering what to read next.
did our mothers invent loneliness or did it make them our mothers? were we...– Safia Elhillo, poet (via llapen) :)
Notes from Jonah’s Lecture Series by Tanya Olson
Inside the whale, it is as if you have always been inside a whale, as if there is only inside the whale. It is as if there was before the whale and now. And in now, you will always be inside a whale… . Inside the whale, you do not understand why you are inside a whale. It is even difficult to determine it is a whale. You may recall the sea, and the ship, and going over the side, ...
won't you celebrate with me by Lucille Clifton
won't you celebrate with me what i have shaped into a kind of life? i had no model. born in babylon both nonwhite and woman what did i see to be except myself? i made it up here on this bridge between starshine and clay, my one hand holding tight my other hand; come celebrate with me that everyday something has tried to kill me and has failed.
They be like, “Lex, you play Hungry Hungry...
Mountain Town by Ann Marie Thornburg
The dogs must let you pass through. Car yes car car yes person yes person always yes fox no fox fox fox yes no fox wolf no no phantoms here Fox: yes. Dear Fox, the mountains circle the town like curtains around a hospital bed, and the stars are bright nurses that wish only for your speedy recovery. So follow the dog to Master’s wooden house. Master is darning a sock by the flickering of a red...
cagednomore asked: Hello! I am a huge fan! Thank you for what you have shared. 2. As someone that is interested in writing poetry, and therefore reading poetry, what writers/collections would you suggest? Thanks! Can't wait to hear some new stuff from you on the Youtubes.
christmanbowers asked: Just curious - why do you like the Balaenoptera species so much?
infinibe asked: Is there any possibility that the world will experience the pieces you've written for the 30 for 30 challenge?