Janel Cloyd
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Janel Cloyd

 “Just Add Water and Stir” As women, we have 1000 throats. Esophagus channels giving birth to truth-telling. Larynx voice upon voice into echoed lull. Silver tongued messenger carrying thunder from female Ancestors. We swallow problems and spit up pearls. We yodel songs of resistance. This mouth-bridge of life. This destination of bell and chime. This...

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...