The BOP Open Mic Night Aims to Make Long Island a Poetry Destination
Last summer, the Recording Academy made the decision to show poets love, adding the category Best Spoken Word Poetry Album to their list of Grammy awards. Spoken Word Artist Dillon Brown’s goal is to bring some of that recognition Long Island’s way. “Long Island is where I call home and [I want] to create a …
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“The Hill We Climb” Inspires Black Authors Across Long Island
American poet and activist Amanda Gorman, read her poem “The Hill We Climb” on Jan. 20 for Inauguration Day. She is the youngest poet to ever read at the presidential swearing-in. Gorman’s fight for unification, in what she believes is currently a country of division, is a recurring theme across the U.S. and inspires writers …
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Blacker the Berry Midnight – Peace & Poetry with SG
Welcome back to BTB Midnight. Making her BTB debut the lovely SG the poet. We talk life and dealing with our struggles as well as get into some bars! We hope you enjoy. Berry Gang out!
From Pain to Poetry – Ms. Paulino Bares it All and Tells How She Overcame with the Power of the Pen
Welcome back to “BTB Midnight”. Making her podcast debut, we got the talented Ms. Paulino a.k.a. Double F Steff. We’re getting into her personal life about her having trauma as a child, past relationships and how she turned that pain into beautiful poetry. We hope you enjoy! Make sure to follow us at @theberrygang1.
The Curse of an Artist (Poem)
I have chosen to live outside of simplicity. Though, I yearn for peace. My dreams complicate me. There is no distinct path for an Artist. I am constanstly digging up dirt and placing cement where I see fit. Sometimes the road is wrong and paved with despair. But it is a beautiful burden to bear, …
Arriving at Black Self-Love (Poem)
There was a time I was disgusted my natural hair.I hated the way it kinked.There was a time that I thought my darker skin color was unattractive.When I was 12, I was in tears on my bathroom floor, praying to God for looser curls and lighter skin.I desperately pleaded with Him to make me what …