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I created 12 w/e retreats for Gays, Lesbians, Mormons and Fundamentalists to find out they could love each other without agreeing with each other.

Each retreat, about half the participants were repeaters. About 80 different people...

 

1st poem of a 3 poem set performed by 2005 National Poetry Slam Champions Team Member and 2006 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational Champs Team Member, Hakim Bellamy. Performed at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM as...

 

Full Blooded Italian Boy – by hakim bellamy

Full Blooded Italian Boy
Son of a good ol’
God fearin’, Godfather, Got’dam ma that’s some killa pasta
Italian papa
And a momma

With a...

 

in the early morning on a sunny, a young hispanic boy makes his way to school. he passes his tagged fences, dogs barking in his neighborhood and passing cars with radio blasting loud music. he comes across his school and no one greets him, no one...

 

Back about three years ago, as a 6th grader in middle school I decided to start up a rock n roll band. Me and my best man Dyl and Alex started banging on cardboard boxes with J. Geils and ACDC blasting in a loudspeaker in the basement of suburban...

 

“Disappear” 

Christian and Ryan, January 1st 2006, gone but not forgotten,

it was the day them baby boys had to go home to...

 

Death Of Dreams                                      ...

 

Hello. My name is Micheaux Fortson. I go by the trade name UrbanVoodoo. I am a Spoken Word Artist from Inglewood California by way of New Orleans, Louisiana. I have been writing for most of my life although in my early years I was often in some...

 

Hi!

My name is Liz Jones, and I am a Poet, Writer and Success Educator that resides in Long Beach, California.

 

My first memory is watching the rain trace root systems on the windowpane while listening to my father beating my sister.
Well, technically, she's my half sister.
The sound wasn't unusual. Raised voices and hidden violence; Must be...

 

 

 

 

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Right out of school I moved to Estes Park, CO and lived and worked at the Stanley Hotel. Yup, the Stanley where Stephen King wrote The Shining.

We had numerous ghost stories and encounters. The it was such a regular thing it became normal...

 

Summer 1986 was hot and Dry, with a capital D. The drought of '86 is mentioned in Reservoir Dogs, and on July 3 of that hot bitch (relentless bastard?) my friends Bob, Wayne and I were bored in Birmingham, Alabama. I was 19; Bob and...