Julissa Emile – “Tropical Depression” (250K Views!)

“It is the tenth time this year that my mental health has deferred me from cleaning my room.”

Congratulations to Julissa Emile on topping 250,000 views on this remarkable poem! Watch more videos from the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival here!



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Michael Lee – “Waking Up Naked” (500K Views!)

“The strongest I have ever felt was the first time I said ‘no’ to a drink.”

Congratulations to Michael Lee for topping 500,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more videos from Michael here and here.



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Bianca Phipps – “Stay With Me” (500K Views!)

“Handing over all my secrets is like giving someone with trembling fingers a loaded gun and putting it against my heart.”

Congratulations to Bianca Phipps on topping 500,000 views on this amazing poem! Watch more videos from Bianca here and here!



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Ebony Stewart – “Happy Father’s Day” (100K Views!)

“He say he tired of not being the hero in my poems, I say me too.”

Congratulations to Ebony Stewart for topping 100,000 views on this stunning poem! Watch more videos from Ebony here and here.



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Darius Simpson – “Genocide” (100K Views!)

“The media keeps calling these altercations. I don’t understand why they’re spelling ‘execution’ like that. I’ve never heard ‘slaughter’ pronounced that way.”

Congratulations to Darius Simpson for topping 100,000 views on this heartfelt poem! Watch more videos from Darius here and here.



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Rob Gibsun – “On Grief & Healing” (100K Views!)

“Maybe courage is having the strength to find the fears that are taking up too much space, and press delete.”

Congratulations to Rob Gibsun for topping 100,000 views on this touching poem! Watch more videos from Rob here and here.



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Jahman Hill – “White Heaven” (100K Views!)

“Last week, I was informed that when Black people die and go to heaven, they go through this purification process, and God will turn them white, like everybody else in heaven.”

Congratulations to Jahman Hill for topping 100,000 views on this comical poem! Watch more from Jahman here.



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RJ Walker – “My Mother Explains My Depression to Me” (100k views!)

“She says, ‘See? Don’t you feel better?’ And she does not know that I tried to drown myself accidentally on purpose for the second time today.”

Congratulations to RJ Walker for topping 100,000 views on this heartrending poem! Watch more videos from RJ here and here.



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Porsha Olayiwola – “Father’s American Dream” (100K Views!)

“The bills picked up, so my mother picked up two jobs and she’s been working them ever since.”

Congratulations to Porsha O. for topping 100,000 views on this moving poem! Watch more videos from Porsha here and here.



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Jesse Parent – “The Parts of Her That Matter” (100K views!)

“When we had to tell our kids that my wife had cancer, my eldest son held it together, made it into math. My daughter shattered like a slipped and soapy plate, but my youngest, the eight-year-old, went silent as sleep, eyes wide and wet.”

Congratulations to Jesse Parent for topping 100,000 views on this beautiful poem! Watch more videos from Jesse here and here.



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