- you are never as awkward as you think you are
- you are never as annoying as you think you are
- you are never as boring as you think you are
- your compliments are never as creepy as you think they are
- you are way more wanted than you give yourself credit for
- chin up, dude
NEED TO SEE THIS ALL THE TIME
Chace ‘Mic Write’ Morris - “Landmine”
"I swear, us black men are born into mine fields, running full speed."
Performing at the 2013 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam. Our first video of the new year!
My family writes the smartest, heaviest, rawest, most heart wrenching work out there. My brother Mic Write with one of my favorite poems.
"I swear, black men know bullet like mosquito"
Quick/warmup sketch and ink
Hieu Minh Nguyen - “I-94”
"And I know it’s December. And I know I should take my Vitamin D because my skin is cold enough to keep the snow alive."
Performing at the Soap Boxing Poetry Slam in Saint Paul.
Guante - “REACH”
"Don’t paint my house white and tell me it’s heaven. Don’t bring me a sack of beans and tell me they’re magic. Bring me magic."
Two-time NPS champion Guante, performing at the Saint Paul Soap Boxing Poetry Slam.
by Camonghne Felix
The people I work for are rich, white, generous, hard working, honest, loving people. I want the rest of this statement to not take away from that truth. Tonight my bosses leave their three children at home with another babysitter to attend dinner and a concert together….
“Today, for the thousandth time, I question the worth of this academic trajectory, wonder if I should trade it in for a plot of land and wild game. If my mother, if all of our brown mothers, are any example, this brown life will only see joy it cultivates for itself in spite of all the lies. For this reason I am unapologetically Black, divisively woman and immeasurably angry. For this reason, I am disinterested in respectability. For this reason, I speak with my whole mouth agape, letting it all out, floating the boat and drowning simultaneously.” - Camonghne Felix,
Camonghne is one of the most important women in my life for 100 different reasons, her heart and her brain are two of the most powerful I have ever come across, powerfully written and essential. What this woman can do with her words now is extraordinary, what she will be able to do in five, ten, twenty years from now, is something we don’t have words for yet, but, without doubt, something necessary.
roomie photo - happy holidays
Me and my brother/teammate/roommate
dframent asked: you are wonderful. that's all.
YOU are wonderful!
haleykit asked: Wow, I can't believe I just now discovered your work. Incredible. Your work, lyrically, is incredibly complex and brilliant. Did you study literature in college?
Damn, thank you so much! I really appreciate it. For a time; English Lit was my major, though I never finished college. I got restless and hit the road :P