Outta Sight: Black Listening in Performance

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Image of event flyer based on Artwork by Nettrice Gaskins, Algorhythmic Reverie, 2022, with the words outta sight written in gold letters above a black, gold and white speaker, same speaker on the other side of the image, a picture of a blue woman with hair styled in a top knot, against a gold and blue background

Artwork by Nettrice Gaskins, Algorhythmic Reverie, 2022.

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Myth Four: The Writer is a Hermit

  I know, I know, some of you are reading the title of this and saying, “But I write better alone” or “I like being alone.” It’s okay, I can be the same way. Though, when you’re a writer, I argue that you’re never actually alone. The characters are there with...

The History of Poetry

The History of Poetry

The word “poetry” itself comes from the Greek word poieo meaning “I create,” and create it does. Poetry is used to convey love, lyrics, anger, hate, magic… poetry is a method of creation and manifestation, a method of memory and preservation. Poetry is an art form,...

Poetry: Three Common Misconceptions

Poetry: Three Common Misconceptions

Although this chilly Monday morning may not be the spring weather many of us are looking for, it is indeed April! Therefore, in honor of National Poetry Month, I encourage you to grab a warm beverage, find a comfortable seated position, and, as a reader, to embrace...

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