Poem of the Week: “We Should Make a Documentary About Spades” by Terrance Hayes

Center for Poetry intern, Jayla Harris-Hardy, chose this week’s poem. “I thought this would be a good poem of the week because it is still Black History Month, and there is so much about this poem in particular that I find somber and uplifting. So much of black media replies to the negatives, which isContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “We Should Make a Documentary About Spades” by Terrance Hayes”

Poem of the Week: “Recreation” by Audre Lorde

  Coming together it is easier to work after our bodies meet paper and pen neither care nor profit whether we write or not but as your body moves under my hands charged and waiting we cut the leash you create me against your thighs hilly with images moving through our word countries my bodyContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Recreation” by Audre Lorde”

Poem of the Week: “Mothers” by Nikki Giovanni

the last time i was home to see my mother we kissed exchanged pleasantries and unpleasantries pulled a warm comforting silence around us and read separate books   i remember the first time i consciously saw her we were living in a three room apartment on burns avenue   mommy always sat in the darkContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Mothers” by Nikki Giovanni”