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Sarah Kay is an American poet. Known for her spoken word poetry, Kay is the founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E., founded in 2004, a group dedicated to using spoken word an educational and inspirational tool.
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We Were All Someone Else Yesterday
Omar Holmon - May 12, 2020
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A hybrid text that deals most urgently in the articulation of growth and grief. After the loss of his mother, Omar Holmon re-learns how to live by immersing himself in popular culture, becoming well-versed in using the many modes of pop culture to spell out his emotions. This book is made up of both poems and essays, drenched in both sadness and un...
Sarah Kay
Jan 24, 2021
I had been waiting literal years for @OmarHolmon’s book WE WERE ALL SOMEONE ELSE YESTERDAY, & I already know so many of the poems in it so well, & it *still* surprised me & made me cry. Omar is so talented at braiding humor & grief, it’s masterful.      source
The January Children
Safia Elhillo - Mar 01, 2017
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In her dedication Safia Elhillo writes, “The January Children are the generation born in Sudan under British occupation, where children were assigned birth years by height, all given the birth date January 1.” What follows is a deeply personal collection of poems that describe the experience of navigating the postcolonial world as a stranger in one...
Sarah Kay
Jun 22, 2020
You should absolutely go listen to Safia read this poem in her own voice: & then you should absolutely go purchase Safia's book, which is one of my Hall of Fame favorite poetry books of all time:      source
Good Grief
50th Anniversary Edition
Granger E. Westberg - Sep 30, 2010 (first published in 1961)
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Many people experience grief as the result of loss. This book describes what happens to us whenever we lose someone or something important. We all need a better understanding of the small griefs in life as well as those larger grief experiences that can overwhelm us. Here is a volume to be kept close at hand. It can be used over the years as you en...
Sarah Kay
Dec 11, 2019
@mafiasafia “Weather’s Here, Wish You Were Beautiful” by @RachelMcKibbens & “Good Grief” by @stevieedwards87 are two of my all time favorite titles (poem/book, respectively)      source