This fifth Grader Whose Mother and father Simply Acquired Divorced Is Completely Crushing The Poetry Unit

This 5th Grader Whose Parents Just Got Divorced Is Absolutely Crushing The Poetry Unit

There are few life events that are more painful for a child than the separation of mom and dad, but luckily, such a tragic event can sometimes have a good side: this fifth grader, whose parents were just divorcing, is destroying the poetry unit. Hell yes! It might be a bad situation, but it has … Read more

‘The Inheritance’ Overview: Poetry, Visualized

‘The Inheritance’ Review: Poetry, Visualized

Ephraim Asili’s first feature film, The Inheritance, wonderfully abandons the genre to answer questions about black community, art and liberation. The experimental film begins with the story of Julian (Eric Lockley), a young black man who recently inherited his grandmother’s home in West Philadelphia. Inspired by his partner Gwen (Nozipho Mclean), Julian transforms the house … Read more

The Artists Dismantling the Limitations Between Rap and Poetry

The Artists Dismantling the Barriers Between Rap and Poetry

Rappers have an obvious advantage over side-born poets when it comes to rhythm. But also poets can shape the rhythm through stress patterns as well as through their lines on the page. Poets differ from prose writers in that they, not the typographer, choose where their lines should end, thus giving them the opportunity to … Read more