National Poetry Month – 12 of 30

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Ambition
I want to make Chicago the city of Romance
to blast all the working class ennui into today’s
brilliant sunshine.
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National Poetry Month – 7 of 30

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What hasn’t met you – Elegba soliloquy 1 I drove the 15 hours to see my daughter born, to hip her to the wind that that buoys sails before – presumably – I’d
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National Poetry Month – 6 of 30

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An excerpt from the Elegba interviews – punking the interviewer And who that cap fit, let dem wear it / I say I throw meh corn, but mih nuh call
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National Poetry Month – 3 of 30

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excerpt from the Elegba interviews – origins   Nah pop no style, I strickly roots / nah pop no style. I strickly roots…                                                             Althia & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
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National Poetry Month – 2 of 30

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An excerpt from the Elegba interviews   Love is all I bring / inna mih khaki suit an ting…                                                 Althia & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking I tell it like this –
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Flip it and Reverse It: an essay-poem riffing on how Missy Elliott got you your groove back

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Note:   I first wrote this essay about 2 years ago.  I put it in the world now for those whose introduction to Missy has been the Super Bowl
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The Year We Burst Into Flame – first draft

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The year we burst into flame How many rivers do we have to cross Before we can talk to the boss? All we have it seems we have lost
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New York 2014 – the police refuse their jobs and turn their backs on policing (a poem in first draft – cuz it couldn’t wait)

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New York 2014 – the police refuse their jobs and turn their backs on policing Finally the police won’t patrol and we are left alone to walk while black,
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Of Ferguson and a Black American Future

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Of Ferguson and a Black American Future Roughly a year and a half ago, I sat in a South Side Chicago bar with two white friends as the travesty
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Hello world!

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Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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Why we watch(ed) Brazil or Why the score doesn’t Always Matter

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is in this literary sports journal Some Call it Ballin.  Read it here.  Read a host of other amazing sports pieces as well. http://www.somecallitballin.com/why-we-watched-brazil-bonair-agard To schedule a reading or
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Ladies First 2014 – Sports and Music

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Ladies First 2014 – Sports and Music These days, on the eve of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil I am gearing up, as I have every World Cup
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