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In Lowell today for a photoshoot with Ricky!

In Lowell today for a photoshoot with Ricky!

I had no one to help me, but then T. S. Eliot helped me.

So when people say that poetry is a luxury, or an option, or for the educated middle classes, or that it shouldn’t be read at school because it is irrelevant, or any of the strange stupid things that are said about poetry and its place in our lives, I suspect that the people doing the saying have had things pretty easy. A tough life needs a tough language – and that is what poetry is. That is what literature offers – a language powerful enough to say how it is.

It isn’t a hiding place. It is a finding place.

Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (via afewofmyfavourites)

Another Harvard Square favorite. (at Harvard Square)

Kinfolks is Open for Submissions!

Tell your people! Kinfolks Quarterly is open for submissions until January 5. 

We take fiction, poetry, visual art, photos, essays, and are open to something else if you have an idea.

About us:

Kinfolks: a journal of black expression is dedicated to thinking about blackness in its infinite permutations by publishing the work of established and emerging black artists. The journal’s ethos is centered around the notion that black creative life and the cultures of the African Diaspora provide us with models of collectivity, commonality, and kinship that have been and will be central to the story of our world.

Thus, we are interested in publishing poetry, photography, essays (personal, video, narrative, lyric, etc.), literary criticism, art criticism, reviews, extended meditations, flash fiction, and paintings that are a part of the continuing conversation about and around blackness. What this conversation looks and sounds like is, of course, up to the panoply of voices that assemble to build its foundation.

Thanks to the lovely students at Montserrat College of Art who listened to me lecture this morning and to Ashli who showed me her notes :)

Thanks to the lovely students at Montserrat College of Art who listened to me lecture this morning and to Ashli who showed me her notes :)

sharibonbonvie:

micdotcom:

Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

This.

Good morning, Bill Russell.  (at Boston City Hall)

Good morning, Bill Russell. (at Boston City Hall)

In the end we all prefer snail mail.

In the end we all prefer snail mail.