Philly Poet Kai Davis Appearing, February 12, 2018

On Monday, February 12th at 6:00 pm there will be a spoken word performance by Philly poet Kai Davis, at the Hun School, 176 Edgerstoune Road.  As a Queer Woman of Color, much of her work deals with the topics of race, gender, power, sexuality and its many layers. She...

Just Do It For Yourself

Just Do It For Yourself by Ms. Michael Marie Hill There comes a time in your life You’ve got to go for it There comes a time in your life You’ve got to show for it Do the best you can And show them where you stand Just do it, do it for yourself There comes a time in...

“When,” a poem by Daniel A. Harris

Daniel Harris, poet, scholar, environmentalist, and long-time Not in Our Town supporter, had the following poem accepted for publication in the Connecticut River Review.  Daniel has given us permission to publish it on the blog.  Daniel invites you to visit his...

Kids Who Die

It’s been 77 years since civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die,” which illuminates the horrors of lynchings during the Jim Crow era. Now, as we approach the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death and the...