Tonight, our singer Mojdeh performs at Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards. The audience picks the winner! Let’s go support her and the amazing poetry that’s happening in Chicago right now.
One of my #students implored me to play Fatima Ashgar’s “For Jonylah Watkins” again (and again) cuz he was really moved & didnt want to loose his #inspiration to write about the violent loss in his family!
The days that I work with ALL #black & #latino boys, it never stops amazing me how quickly thier hearts open to each other! Forget the #stereotypes that these #BrownBoys are trouble! Today I learned how many of these kids have lost both of their parents or siblings to incarceration or violence! But these boys make the choice to write poems and raps with me instead of getting into the thick if thier #hood because they don’t want to be a statistic. These boys aren’t hiding from #violence they’re #thriving in the willful expansion of thier knowledge, compassion, & work ethic!
#ThanksKids #ThanksFati #BeStillMyHeart #BrownIsTheNewThriving #NextGeneration #GoodKids #YouthCanmoveTheWorld #Teacher #TeachingArtist #ChicagoSlamWorks #SalmPoetry #MojHasTheBestJob
Poetry and performance prompt using Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”
#SummerProgram #TeachingArtist #MyStudentsLoveMe
Aired 6/30/14, this episode features Mojdeh Stoakley of »radiant devices«, Greg Curry, Jessica Fenlon and Andy Karol. Hosted by Rob Hendler, Music by Rob Hendler.
Source: SoundCloud / PoetsEnd
Just got my copy of LIGHT AS A FEATHER, the anthology that I’m published in! Order your copy! Reading it over the last day while I’ve felt ill has really put me into an interesting head-space. I’m proud to be included in this book along side some really outstanding and brave writers! #WeSurviveBecauseWeSurvive #NoOneCanClaimMyStrengthButMe
Our new song #RainThatOnceWas is here!!! Today we celebrate the anniversary of the release of our debut full-length folkINFERNO with this brand new song. It’s a free download - our gift to you. Check it out and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!! We’ll see you at our next show!
Source: SoundCloud / »radiant devices«