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
Essence London
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Essence London

“Because Your Mama Ain’t” no dishwasher, no garbage man, no mildew-out-the-grout scrubber, gnats fester in your house. You are not old enough to make your hardwood floors shine with your knees bent like a civilian man afraid to bleed so gnats buzz—or do whatever they do. One night soon, too many of those gnats will...

September 19, 2014November 29, 2018by
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...