Tag: poetry

ornette-buddha blues

ornette-buddha blues

| June 23, 2015

ornette-buddha blues © omowale-ketu oladuwa morning song[1] no need to explain, seeing all words need the say, lead to pray, preach, postulate, and all other such form of inaction blunting movement sound thru space yet sound, free space peace, the ever of lasting move the already been said to godspace, creative lite, day, moon rising […]

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Spotlight on poet author Malcolm Byers

Spotlight on poet author Malcolm Byers

| June 10, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  On that note, it pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because it’s […]

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Listen to the elders

Listen to the elders

| January 6, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Oliver Manning, my patient, was short in stature but had a giant heart and mind. I took care of this wonderful man and his wife for many years. Before age took over his memory, he shared many instructive poems that I often heard him recite. As you read the following poem […]

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Poets to present work to public at Indiana Tech

| November 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Tech, in collaboration with the Auer Foundation, is scheduled to present SPEAK OUT, a night of poetry and spoken word expression, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 17  in the Academic Center, Multi-Flex Theater on the Indiana Tech campus, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Parking is free. An initiative of Student Life’s “Exploring Performance” […]

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and i love you for that, ruby, my dear . . .

and i love you for that, ruby, my dear . . .

| June 16, 2014

© 2014, omowale-ketu oladuwa “i don’t know who i would be if i weren’t this child from harlem, this woman from harlem. it’s in me so deep.” —ruby dee, 1924-2014                                                          mother-sister, from striver’s row […]

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Remembering Maya Angelou: A friend to all

Remembering Maya Angelou: A friend to all

| June 5, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Not only America, but the world has a heart kinda heavy.  Maya Angelou, Ph.D.,  died last week and the world lost a poet, writer, producer, actress, activist, civil rights leader, composer, singer, dancer and educator.  However, most of all, we lost a friend. What made Angelou the nation and world’s friend?  Firstly, […]

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with the certainty of tides

with the certainty of tides

| May 29, 2014

“still like life, i rise”                                         —maya angelou (april 4, 1928-may 28, 2014) © 2014 omowale-kétu oladuwa   there is no apt word when your mother leaves. she’s been there bracing your back so long her absence is tidal, a […]

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Africans share grief over passing of Maya Angelou

Africans share grief over passing of Maya Angelou

(GIN)—Legendary poetess Maya Angelou was renowned in Africa much as she was beloved in the country of her birth. Comments on the website of the Mail&Guardian newspaper were already posting May 28 morning as the news of her passing went worldwide. “Rest in peace daughter of the soil,” wrote “Hlambamanzi” on the M&G website. “ […]

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Maya Angelou crosses over at 86

Maya Angelou crosses over at 86

| May 28, 2014

The words; the voice; the intellect; the heart. The world has lost one of its true giants. Our words are inadequate to describe the beauty and depth of understanding she brought to us. Honor her memory by seeking out her own words. Perhaps, here is a good place to start: On The Pulse of Morning […]

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Fab artists bring word & song March 22 | TRIAAC

Fab artists bring word & song March 22 | TRIAAC

| March 11, 2014

Fab artists bring word & song March 22Posted by admin in Blog | Commorato, Ridley, Patterson TRIAAC’s Café set for March 22 @ Cinema Center GalleryThree Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture has teamed with Cinema Center t o bring spokenword and song downtown, for the second Acoustic SpokenWord Café of March, which promises to […]

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