As Mother’s Day approaches, I started to reflect on the magnitude of what it means to be a mother. I thought about all of the women who take on the role with such strength, selflessness, and grace.
If you place a finger on the pulse of underground poetry in Kansas City, you’ll hear a steady growing beat from One Mic Stand KC. This up-and-coming open mic for poets and musicians has been featuring some of the freshest
About a year ago, I became determined to make social media a more positive, interesting outlet, and, for me, that meant following lots of literary accounts.
No matter who we are or where we come from, our religion, race or language, we seek to share our stories and pieces of our lives with one another.
It was evident that between the reaction in the room during the entire event and the collective voices that filled the day, spoken word is important to the poetry community, to keep our stories and words alive. “Go to where
Poetry’s most popular themes come to mind easily: love, death, and—of course—nature. Though nature’s role as poetic inspiration can be traced back to the BC era, it gained popularity in the 19th century, when pastoral poetry showcased rural life and
The owners of Our Daily Nada envisioned the space, part bookstore and part bar, as both an escape and an opportunity for customers to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.
Sylvia Plath’s raw, frank, and visceral use of free verse also give her poems a depth of feeling matched by few others.
Though Maya Angelou’s work spans past The Civil Rights Movement, her poetry has always been revolutionary, especially her famous poem, “Caged Bird”, in which she explores the liberation of black people from slavery.
My audience is not afraid of the truth, and they have faith in the power of healing.