The ink Magazine
SpokenWord + The Arts + Dopeness
January '22 // Issue 19
In the latest issue, we speak to TJ McGowan, AKA, The Everyday Bite
For the Open Mic Feature, talk to the creator of Beatstreet Live, an eclectic open mic in Dallas, TX
From the Grave, we talk to Gwendolyn Brooks, a South-Side Chicago Legend
Featured Articles: Does Size Matter & Be the Poem
SpokenWord felt like hip-hop, except, it was Acapella."
-Alex Luu (June '21)
I think writer's block is a form of insecurity. When you don't know you have the gift naturally, you overthink it."
-K. Love the Poet (July '21)
Poetry is a way of coming to grips with reality. A way of discovery and definition. A way of solving for the unknowns."
-Robert Hayden (From the Grave, Feb. '21)
I am a poem. I am a living, walking poem by the author and finisher of my faith. My tongue is the pen of a skillful writer, and He is that writer."
- Osagie Omorowa (August '20)
I think SpokenWord has affected hip-hop more than hip-hop has affected SpokenWord. Hip-hop grew out of people like The Last Poets."
- Advocate of Wordz (March '21)
Your gift is from the universe but what you choose to do within is your gift back."
- Mae Kilha (March '21)
I wanted to write poetry that would appeal to many blacks. Not just the ones that went to college, but those who lived a street life--those who felt like poetry was not for them."
- Gwendolyn Brooks (From the Grave, Jan. '21)
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood."
- T.S. Eliot (From the Grave, Aug. '21)