Poetry

Happy National Poetry Month! This month celebrates the role that poets have played in our culture for centuries. We curated a list of Black poets reminding us daily why poetry is a sacred art form that will always remain significant. Take a look inside.

Amanda Gorman is featured on the March cover of Allure. Inside the issue she talks about Gen Z getting a bad rap, racial injustice and being confident to put her words out into the world.

It’s Black Poetry Day, and today we honor those ingenious men and women who have been brave enough to bare their souls through literature and share it with the world. Why commemorate on October 17th? According to sources, Jupiter Hammon, the first published black poet in the United States, was born in Long Island, New […]

Teenage Louis caught J.K. Rowling‘s eye this week when he defied his teacher’s golden rule about poetry and wrote the most Drake poem about not having a dad. It’s super sad—if you have a heart, it will definitely get you in your feelings—but the other takeaway is: teachers don’t know everything.

Ahead of the season finale of TVOne’s Verses & Flow this Thursday, we sat down with one of the poets from the show - Prentice Powell.

“Say girl, can I be your slave?”  Rumor has it; Kanye West’s Yeezus follow-up may be a spoken word album. Yup, that’s right. Kanye might be returning to his Def Poetry Jam days. According to Contact Music, Kanye may release a three-hour spoken word project on vinyl. Contact Music Reports: ”Kanye has very strong views on everything […]

The infamous Stop and Frisk laws have been a huge problem in New York City for a long time now, and only recently has the City Council made it its business to get the extremely invasive procedure overturned. Now, in an effort to communicate just how deeply the laws have negatively impacted young Black men over […]

Yes yes and yes! As the world mourns the death of the ultimate soldier of love, Mr. Nelson Mendela, another legend is giving us just what we need to help our grieving process. Dr. Maya Angelou. The esteemed author and poet released a new poem dedicated to Mandela “on behalf of the American people” and as […]

The NAACP Image Award-nominated Lexus Verses and Flow, hosted by the popular actor and poet, Omari Hardwick is back for its 3rd season. This season, Verses and Flow will again feature the hottest names in poetry (Carvens and Miles, Storm Thomas, Ed Mabrey, Marshall Davis Jones and more) and music (Jill Scott, Bridget Kelly, RaVaughn, Andra […]

The NAACP Image Award-nominated Lexus Verses and Flow, hosted by the popular actor and poet, Omari Hardwick is back for its 3rd season. This season, Verses and Flow will again feature the hottest names in poetry (Carvens and Miles, Storm Thomas, Ed Mabrey, Marshall Davis Jones and more) and music (Jill Scott, Bridget Kelly, RaVaughn, Andra […]