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)