Bonita Lee Penn
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Bonita Lee Penn

   “Boxing Ring: Sons of Mother”  Her secrets, buried, under decayed carnage Ways family holds secrets: secured Like wax sealed envelopes, silenced Swallow breaths, inhales hold forever Never turns blue, nor faints, like fall Leaves, pressed in Bible: family evidence Tattered seeds released, free to sprout Grand in sisters, short lived brothers Who fought jealously,...

Poetry Contest Winners
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Poetry Contest Winners

M. Ayodele Heath Poetry Contest Winner Latorial Faison for “This.” Latorial is an African-American poet, author, educator, military spouse & mother of three sons. This UVA & VA TECH graduate is the author of Flesh, I AM WOMAN, Love Poems, and the trilogy collection, 28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History. Faison’s writing has appeared in...