For a lot of us poetry has been fundamental in giving us a way of expressing ourselves and processing our feelings and thoughts. The power of poetry and spoken word performances cannot be undermined. However, poetry has not always given women the spaces that they deserve. More recently, female poets have come to the fore, using… Continue reading 6 Contemporary Female Poets You Should Be Reading
Happy poetry month to all our listeners! In this episode, Amanda and Adiba discuss poetry, and how it has impacted their lives. They also discuss some of their favourite poems, and read some works by various poets. They also speak about how poetry was a male-dominated genre but has significantly changed. Their discussion centres around… Continue reading Podcast: Is Poetry Dead?
I’ve learned to live with the pain, with the toxic waste clinging to my lungs, always making it difficult to breathe. I’ve learned to live with the hustle and bustle of gunshots, sirens, and a world that attempted to convince me that I would not be more than my stereotypes and dirty brown skin. Attempted.… Continue reading The Return of the Phoenix
You know, they say that things get better…that once you come out and start to accept yourself, that life feels a bit lighter. They tell you to fuck everyone who doesn’t agree with you, believe in you, or support you. But do you know what it’s like when the people who don’t support you, agree… Continue reading Yo soy tu Creación