Poet’s Corner https://nashvillearts.com Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:33:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 https://nashvillearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/cropped-NashArtsLogoIcon-1-32x32.jpg Poet’s Corner https://nashvillearts.com 32 32 “What’s Truth?” https://nashvillearts.com/2018/05/whats-truth/ Wed, 30 May 2018 13:30:54 +0000 https://nashvillearts.com/?p=75208 June 2018 by Patrićyonna Rodgers Patrićyonna Rodgers is a Junior at Overton High School and hopes to change her community and the world through her words. Learn more at www.southernword.org     See I ain’t never been the type to question things But lately my mind has been weeding out these discrepancies And one question […]

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I-40W https://nashvillearts.com/2018/02/i-40w/ Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:35:56 +0000 https://nashvillearts.com/?p=73707 March 2018 by Alysha Irisari Malo Alysha Irisari Malo is an interdisciplinary visual artist, poet, and curator. In addition, she and her husband, Eric Malo, are the Co-Founders of CONVERGE, a community of creatives who collaborate on interdisciplinary projects that have a positive social impact. Learn more at alyshairisarimalo.com and Facebook.com/ConvergeNashville.   I-40W Twin deer […]

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Poet’s Corner https://nashvillearts.com/2018/01/poets-corner-11/ Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:30:45 +0000 https://nashvillearts.com/?p=73201 February 2018 by Haviland Whiting Haviland Whiting is the 2018 Nashville Youth Poet Laureate and a sophomore at Harpeth Hall High School. Learn more at www.southernword.org               *lift every voice and sing till earth and heaven ring ring with the harmonies of Liberty* —James Weldon Johnson Streetlight tends to […]

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As a grandmother mourns https://nashvillearts.com/2017/11/as-a-grandmother-mourns/ Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:30:33 +0000 https://nashvillearts.com/?p=71491 December 2017 by Korinna Gist Background photograph by Jack Spencer   if i could be like he was, bright and radiant i’d be the color yellow i would match the volkswagen bug trailing behind me the sun would beat onto my pastel pigment i would never see blue again but like the ghostly footprints i’m […]

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A Poem about Glass https://nashvillearts.com/2017/08/a-poem-about-glass/ Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:39:54 +0000 https://nashvillearts.com/?p=69580 September 2017 by Gray Bulla a poem about glass How many bottles did you smash before you cut your hand? I want to know how long it’d take to count the pieces. I want to know how many of those you emptied yourself and how much money you poured down the drain. I want to […]

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Poet’s Corner: Say Uncle https://nashvillearts.com/2017/08/poets-corner-say-uncle/ Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:00:08 +0000 https://nashvillearts.com/?p=68952 August 2017 by Traci Cruey Say Uncle His khaki pant was scrunched up past his knee, thick hair against a fat calf, pale, my uncle wheezed a yarn of surgeries during a rare visit to his doublewide, black lung coating his words, mucus thick and deep in the back of his throat. Cough. Cough. He […]

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Bless Our Hearts https://nashvillearts.com/2017/06/bless-our-hearts/ Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:15:07 +0000 https://nashvillearts.com/?p=68458 July 2017 by StarShield Lortie Background photograph by Carla Ciuffo StarShield lives in Murfreesboro where she tutors, teaches English, and writes and performs her poetry at the occasional open mic night. Learn more at www.starshieldlortie.wordpress.com. Bless Our Hearts the cotton fields the poke weed the run down row houses far away from the tree lined […]

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Golem https://nashvillearts.com/2017/05/golem/ Tue, 02 May 2017 13:40:46 +0000 https://nashvillearts.com/?p=66782 May 2017 by Destiny Birdsong Background photograph by Carla Ciuffo   You had me during my years of broken pills, of dosage adjustments, of rages, of night terrors, though I’d sleep for days in front of your fireplace while you played video games. To the untrained eye, it looked as if I was groveling at […]

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Poet’s Corner: Conversations and Resistance https://nashvillearts.com/2017/03/poets-corner-conversations-resistance/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:48:32 +0000 https://nashvillearts.com/?p=65743 March 2017   By Zain Maken Student at Peabody When does a leaf change color? Is it in the middle of a night, or in the day when no one’s looking? Is it when the wind gives it wings, Or when it’s completely still? When the new one arrives, a packed luggage in hand, What […]

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Poet’s Corner https://nashvillearts.com/2016/12/poets-corner-10/ Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:39:57 +0000 https://nashvillearts.com/?p=64404 December 2016 By Cassidy Martin, Youth Poet Laureate Photograph by Carla Ciuffo Cassidy Martin is the 2016 Nashville Youth Poet Laureate and a junior at Nashville Big Picture High School. Join her on December 10 at Ingram Hall as we select the next Youth Poet Laureate. Learn more at www.southernword.org. I’ll never forget my first poem […]

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