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Posts tagged ‘protest’

Daily Prompt Love <3 What We Inherit

10 October 2017

Make art inspired by this quote: 

When born you inherit what’s burning.~Liam Rector 

liam

Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 11 New Prompts!

21 September 2017

Make art about redefining what home means.

home

22 September 2017

Make art about building or tearing down fences.

fences

23 September 2017

Make art about the power of repetition.

repetition

24 September 2017

Make art about genetic memory.

genetic memory

25 September 2017

Make art about your last encounter with an angel.

angel

26 September 2017

Make art about dissent.

dissent

27 September 2017

Make art about healing touch.

healing touch

28 September 2017

Make art about that neighbor.

neighbor

29 September 2017

Make art about responding to hate with unity and grace.

no hate

30 September 2017

Make art about what’s present in the absence.

absence

1 October 2017

Make art about stepping away.

stepping away

Daily Prompt Love <3 He Who Sows Discord

27 July 2017 

Make art about those who sow discord, about resisting the chaos they create.

sowing-discord bones

Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up <3 Healing, Exits, & Wisdom From Reverend Barber

2 July 2017

Make art about natural healing.

natural healing

3 July 2017

Make art about your exit strategy.

exit plan

4 July 2017

Make art inspired by this quote from the Reverend Dr. William Barber, II

rev barber

 

Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Lost, Sold, and Declined

31 May 2017

For years I suffered with mazeophobia, the fear of getting lost. One family member, I remember before one trip, scoffed, asking if I was afraid of flying. No, I said, I’m afraid of airports. What I actually was fearful of was getting lost in the airport. Not long after that, I ended up stranded in the Minneapolis airport for seventeen hours, walking, walking, every inch of that airport. By the time I finally boarded my plane, I wasn’t afraid of airports anymore. But…the fear of getting lost in general remained.

I bought and studied an atlas. I bought a Garmin GPS. I learned how to use the GPA on my phone. I created a system of tracking my entire journey. I not only got in my car and traveled with others, I got in that little red car and traveled by myself, thousands of miles every year, two lane backroads, me and Garmin and my maps and my notes and my music.

I still have a phobia of becoming lost, but I am more afraid of being trapped, limited, by my fear.

Make art about what it means to be lost.

maze

1 June 2017

Make art about what’s being bought and paid for.

bought and paid for

2 June 2017

Make art about the decline of an empire.

decline of empire

Daily Prompt Love <3 Inspired by Congress

4 May 2017

Make art about

betrayal

Monday Must Read! Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

poetry-and-protestThis week’s recommendation is a collection, a vital gathering of voices that should be in every poet’s library, in every classroom where we talk poetry: Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin,compiled by Phil Cushway and edited by Michael Warr.

This stunning work illuminates today’s black experience through the voices of our most transformative and powerful African American poets.

Included in this extraordinary volume are the poems of 43 of America’s most talented African American wordsmiths, including Pulitzer Prize–winning poets Rita Dove, Natasha Tretheway, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Tracy K. Smith, as well as the work of other luminaries such as Elizabeth Alexander, Ishmael Reed, and Sonia Sanchez. Included are poems such as “No Wound of Exit” by Patricia Smith, “We Are Not Responsible” by Harryette Mullen, and “Poem for My Father” by Quincy Troupe. Each is accompanied by a photograph of the poet along with a first-person biography. The anthology also contains personal essays on race such as “The Talk” by Jeannine Amber and works by Harry Belafonte, Amiri Baraka, and The Reverend Dr. William Barber II, architect of the Moral Mondays movement, as well as images and iconic political posters of the Black Lives Matter movement, Malcolm X, and the Black Panther Party. Taken together, Of Poetry and Protest gives voice to the current conversation about race in America while also providing historical and cultural context. It serves as an excellent introduction to African American poetry and is a must-have for every reader committed to social justice and racial harmony.”

Buy Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin Here

More on this collection online

Of Poetry and Protest in Poets & Writers

Michael Warr on The Morning Mixtape discussing Of Poetry and Protest

Of Poetry and Protest Readings

 

 

 

 

 

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