Alysia Harris – “Exegesis”

Filmed by The Strivers Row

“People ask me, ‘Why believe in God? Why have faith at all? Just do good deeds.’ But this is the pillow on which all my good deeds sleep.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Alysia Harris, filmed by The Strivers Row.

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Shandra Ramana – “#AyoPeter”

Performing at WoWPS 2020

“Let me tell you what I really taste like.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Shandra Ramana, performing at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX.

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Andrea Gibson – “Love Me To Life”

Performing in Longmont, CO

“You can die from a broken heart, but the opposite is also true.”

Don’t miss this spectacular poem from Andrea Gibson, performing in Longmont, CO.

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BeeThaPoet – “My Sister”

Performing at WoWPS 2020

“Black girls are whistles turned whispers, and we can’t forget their stories or fear whose turn will be next, for we’ve got more work to do.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from BeeThaPoet, performing at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX.

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Native Child – “Binti/Daughter”

Performed by Native Child

“Own your words. Choose them carefully one by one like lovers.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Native Child, a Semi-Finalist from the 2020 Button Poetry video contest.

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Ollie Schminkey – “Deer Season”

Performing at Icehouse

“It weighed more in death than it did while it was alive.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

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Bhumika Billa – “Away From Home”

Performed by Bhumika Billa

“I’m standing a thousand miles away from home, reading about the ashes of a woman’s body.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Bhumika Billa, a Semi-Finalist from the 2020 Button Poetry video contest.

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Sierra DeMulder – “Autumn”

Performing at Icehouse

“I am in awe of this season, how every room in nature becomes a funeral.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Sierra DeMulder, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

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Joshua Bennett – “Transatlantic Love Manifesto”

Filmed by The Strivers Row

“Maybe wrinkles are just the ways that our bodies keep time.”

Don’t miss this lovely poem from Joshua Bennett, filmed by The Strivers Row.

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Jane Belinda – “Golem”

Performing at WoWPS Finals 2020

“What is more human, and Jewish, than to die and remain a monument?”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Jane Belinda, performing at WoWPS Finals 2020 in Dallas, TX.

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