Urgent security update


Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.

But this…

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Submission Guidelines for the 28/28 Project


The end goal of this project was to create a collection of work by 28 different black artist. the time as come to make that collection a real life thing! Please peep the submission guidelines below!

Submission Guidelines:

Please send 1-3 poems (not exceeding 6 pages unless request is issued to…

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Amtrak writer's residencies


Here’s what went down: in his PEN Ten interview, @AlexanderChee was asked where he best liked to write:

I still like a train best for this kind of thing. I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers.

That’s it. Two sentences. And then this happened:

And here’s Jessica…

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The Natural Narrative: A Poet's Body as Work with Mahogany Browne | Facebook

Adirondack Center for Writing

Our online classes are easy for you to participate in from your own computer. All you need to participate is a web browser — there’s no technical software involved, and no Skype time, so you can work whenever is convenient for you. An interactive workshop is at the heart of each class. Every student will receive personal feedback from the instructor on their weekly assignments and their final project.

This class cycle starts on February 24th, so make sure you sign up early! Visit our website for more information.

The Natural Narrative: A Poet’s Body as Work
with Mahogany Browne 

During this 7 week workshop, we will concentrate on creating dialogues between the internal poet body and the external poet world. Referring to contemporary inspirations: Mary Oliver, Nikky Finney, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ai, Kwame Dawes, Yona Harvey, Margaret Atwood & Jake Adam York for inspiration, this journey promises to unearth the poet’s landscape with surprising and trans-formative narratives. 

Enroll here: http://bit.ly/1fjAe1Y

The Cave Canem Alumnae and Poets House Fellow is the author of several books including Swag & Dear Twitter: Love Letters Hashed Out On-line, recommended by Small Press Distribution & listed as About.com Best Poetry Books of 2010. She has released five LPs including the live album Sheroshima. As co-founder of the Off Broadway poetry production, Jam On It, and co-producer of NYC’s 1st Performance Poetry Festival: SoundBites Poetry Festival, Mahogany bridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcee. Browne has toured Germany, Amsterdam, England, Canada and recently Australia as 1/3 of the cultural arts exchange project Global Poetics. Her journalism work has been published in magazines Uptown, KING, XXL, The Source, Canada’s The Word and UK’s MOBO. Her poetry has been published in literary journals Pluck, Manhattanville Review, Muzzle, Union Station Mag, Literary Bohemian, Bestiary Brown Girl Love and Up The Staircase. She is an Urban Word NYC mentor, as seen on HBO’s Brave New Voices and facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country. She is the publisher of Penmanship Books, a small press for performance artists. Mahogany is the Nuyorican Poets Café Poetry Program Director and curator of their famous Friday Night Slam.

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Marvin's Room Remix by Kamone(Camonghne) on SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds


Yup. Another Marvin’s Room Remix. I know. I know. Listen, though?

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The week of February 8th-16th is a Free Marissa Alexander Week of Action! This is important, not only for her personal freedom but to raise awareness and push for change in the way that Black women are treated by the criminal justice system and Prison Industrial Complex, especially Black mothers and survivors of domestic violence and emotional abuse. Marissa is currently on house arrest awaiting her hearing in July after her previous conviction was overthrown. 
Ways to get involved include: organizing speaking events/rallies/sit ins; spreading information about her case and how this is a reproductive justice issue as well, joining the tweet-in on February 8th using the #FreeMarissa hashtag; donate to her legal expense fund.
For more information on this upcoming week, visit the Free Marissa Alexander website. They also have listed some organizing resources on the website. Let’s do what we can to inform, support, and create change.
(Oh and for fellow Floridians…um…we know what has to be done in 2014 elections. Please…)