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Hot New Merch from TWH!!!

T-Shirts $24.99 $24.99  Laptop Stickies These are removable 3×3 stickers. They easily peel off of clean, non-porous surfaces and regain stickiness by running under water. $5.99 for one set Close ups

December 12, 2014November 29, 2018by
Online Radio Telethon hosted by #TWHImpact
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Online Radio Telethon hosted by #TWHImpact

Artists are responding to the violence against black bodies Online Radio Telethon  12 hours, Many hosts, Tweet us @TWHPoetry #TWHImpact Jan. 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. We’re raising awareness and donations for this protestor legal fees. DONATE HERE Check out this clip from the upcoming show.

November 30, 2014November 29, 2018by
Black Radical Thought on Environmentalism and Race with Carolyn Finney
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Black Radical Thought on Environmentalism and Race with Carolyn Finney

This was such an eye-opening talk about the unexpected but obvious (when you see it) link between folks of color and environmentalism. We attended Black Radical Thought in the Contemporary South, a lecture series hosted by Nikky Finney. Dr. Carolyn Finney who wrote Black Faces, White Spaces broke it down like this. The industry of environmentalism is blind to...

November 17, 2014November 29, 2018by
We Hit Our Goal!  Thank You!
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We Hit Our Goal! Thank You!

  Because of all your hard work—the sharing, messaging, e-mailing, calling, and donating—The Watering Hole was able to surpass our funding goal with $5,662 with more than 100 donors. Our vision is to create a safe and affordable space for poetry of color where poets of all styles can focus on craft; and that’s exactly...

November 8, 2014November 30, 2018by
2014 Winter Retreat Scholarships
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2014 Winter Retreat Scholarships

We are proud to announce two need-based retreat scholarships: The Hooper Scholarship for Single Mothers and The Lindsey Scholarship for Male Poets, donated in memory of George Rufus Lindsey. These need-based scholarships will be judged by an impartial 3rd party reviewer. (If you do not fall into these categories, we apologize. The basic parameters were set by our very generous donors...

November 8, 2014November 29, 2018by
Extended Retreat Deadline
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Extended Retreat Deadline

We’re extending the retreat application deadline to Oct. 31st, for those who confused the deadline to donate with the deadline to apply. Now, the last chance to donate and the last chance apply coincide. If you know anyone who should be at the lake with us, please pass the word. We’ll need a cover letter...

October 27, 2014November 30, 2018by
Thank You!
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Thank You!

This quest alone for non-profit status has already opened up more opportunities for us. We are grateful to Dr. Gabbin and the Furious Flower crew for giving us a platform, to Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, and Greg Pardlo for being such generous financial contributors and fierce advocates, grateful for endless advice from Kwame Dawes, and our...

October 20, 2014November 30, 2018by
Furious Flower Panel
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Furious Flower Panel

Furious Flower Poetry Conference: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry September 24-27, 2014 James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia Panel: The Power of Collectives The Watering Hole: A Space that Sustains Black Poetry and Community Friday, September 26, 2014 Panel members: Candace Wiley, Monifa Lemons, Remica Bingham-Risher, Amoja “MoMan” Sumler, & Jennifer Bartell A big thank...

The Sweet Water of Craft by Jennifer Bartell
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The Sweet Water of Craft by Jennifer Bartell

I was born and raised in South Carolina and know that a journey to a watering hole is not a wasted trip; it’s a trip of necessity. It’s a place where you can drink water that is so essential for life. The Watering Hole poetry group functions similarly: it’s a place where page poets, spoken...

September 30, 2014December 2, 2018by
Christopher Rose
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Christopher Rose

“Maganda” I watch your body twist towards the wall and away from me as we lay a world apart on our queen size. Maganda This is unmeasured pain. I use a term that your family did not teach you. I reach my hand to yours and together we can face lost histories. Maganda Your expression...

September 19, 2014November 29, 2018by