THE TIME IS NOW
We are living in a time where our voices are necessary to spark social change. Whether it's the Black Lives Matter movement or the Times Up campaign, there is great power in protesting. Those who do this work expend mental energy that needs to be replenished in order for them to endure and push forward. Poetry for Protestors exists as a well these activists can drink from for literary comfort, courage and healing.
THIS MONTH'S POETRY PICKS
AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY: 250 YEARS OF STRUGGLE & SONG
A literary landmark: the biggest, most ambitious anthology of black poetry ever published, gathering 250 poets from the colonial period to the present.
Original. Insightful. Brilliant.
Poetry for Protestors creator, Tameka Mullins has been writing since she was five-years-old and the first thing she ever wrote was a poem. Captivated by the colors words can conjure, she can't imagine not writing. It's how she expresses her thoughts, creativity and hopes for the future. Her poetry is sure to make you think and feel.
Monica Shah was born in London and grew up in various small towns in the UK, Africa, India, and the USA. She started writing poems and short stories as soon as she could put pen to paper. Her writing often explores the intersection of identity, culture, race, and society. She crafts poems as a form of meditation, to uncover and illuminate, to lend voice to the silenced.