‘The Present Condition’ A Poem

cloudsBy Carol Althea Lazarus

I hate it.
I hate to see
All the enmity
That they concoct
Between blood brothers. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s The Last Poets Were Hip-Hop’s First Poets (video)

the last poetsThe Last Poets is the name for several groups of poets and musicians who arose from the late 1960s African-American civil rights movement’s black nationalist movement. Continue Reading →

An Evening With Three Uptown Poets In Harlem

879fc465-59e2-4d4b-9695-afe424254499Join Belladonna* in celebrating the depth and range of contemporary feminist poetics with Tonya Foster, JP Howard and Christina Olivares as they share work from their recently published collections of poetry.   Continue Reading →

Celebrate National Poetry Month At The Studio Museum In Harlem

e6f9a519-8d8c-4b4f-8062-a6d0371c1f94Together with Columbia University School of the Arts and PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, the Studio Museum in Harlem is thrilled to host an uptown, pop-up installment of POEMobile a hand-painted truck that projects poems onto buildings and underscores them with music and live performances.  Continue Reading →