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The ink Magazine

SpokenWord + The Arts + Dopeness

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Praise & Reviews

I was honored to be selected to be a part of something like this. It's the first of its kind.

Ed Mabrey, SpokenWord Artist

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This is exactly what SpokenWord needs. This magazine is a quality addition to an art form that deserves a bigger spotlight.

- Moriah Moore, reader

Past Issues

Quotables 

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)