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Brown Sista By Ralvell Rogers II

I promise you that I’m down,

Sista,

and I’ll bring more brothas around,

Sista.

 

Not later on, but right now,

Sista,

and they’ll be ready for a Right Now

Sista.

Continue reading Brown Sista By Ralvell Rogers II

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The Billy Conahan Experience Live video at Bowery Poetry Club

If you’re looking to quail your creative fix, here is video from our partners over at Bowery Poetry. If you are in the NYC area, stop over and visit this classy venue. The drinks are great! The talent never fails to impress, and the staff is DOPE. Big ups Heath and Julius.

In the area? View their calendar below.

Bowery Poetry Calendar

 

Enjoy!

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Genre: Urban Arts @Bowery Poetry featuring Trixi Rosa

Genre: Urban Arts will be at Bowery Poetry in NYC where we are having our No. 4 Print launch on June 24th, 3:30- 5pm. We will have visual arts, spoken-word, live music, and other performance arts.

 

 

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Trixi Rosa has surrendered to a tender unraveling and a restless joy that just can’t be held. Originally from Punakaiki, Aotearoa (NZ), her art carves an awkward inquiry into the intersections of identity and the endless pursuit of place. She shares stories of struggle and survival, resilience, and resistance. Stories of family, love, and sexuality. Trixi Rosa’s poetry bleeds personal experience, both lived and perceived.

We have loads of great talent for you. Here is featured spoken word artist Trixi Rosa.

In our No. 4 Print, Trixi Rosa has two poems featured “A Letter to My Little Sister in Prison” and “Maracas”. Continue reading Genre: Urban Arts @Bowery Poetry featuring Trixi Rosa

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God Is A Black Femme

God Is A Black Femme

God is a Black Femme Her faith is strong and permeated, and she is bound in strength and love. It’s hard to be a woman, but can you imagine the burden as a BLACK woman? Being demonized, sexualized, prejudged at your roots, and historically traumatized? Being told you’re too dark, being told you have a bad attitude and a harsh cold heart? Being mistreated within society and even by some in our own community. Yet we still thrive and still rise to power in all our ingenuity. We keep our integrity, and we keep our heads a spear. Despite all of the pain and suffering over the years. Continue reading God Is A Black Femme

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My Mother’s Garden

Like morning she rises,

Full of light

she rewrites the sunrise each day.

Her name is the place between home and homebound.

She is my favorite place.

Smelling of sweet breezes

fresh earth

ink and spices.

She is a glass deliciously full

Your favorite song with just the right rhythm

A new pair of dancing shoes

with just enough room to grow into.

She carries herself with a special kind of optimism.

Tending to her garden with the hope

that each year new buds will come back.

Collecting seeds with the promise of new growth.

We are of the same garden.

She planted her roots in me

Teaching me how to blossom.

Gardens have seasons yet she is always in full bloom.

In a word she is perennial.

Permanent.

Unceasing in her love.

Dance mama–

Like the flowers are singing for you.

June 26, 2017

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#GenreSpokenWord Artist – Victoria Angelique (Contest Winner)

GENRE SPOKEN WORD CONTEST (Aug 21st – Sept 3rd)

Victoria Angelique was chosen as the winner for the Genre Spoken contest that was held from Aug 21st – Sept 3rd!

The topic that was selected for the contest was fear.

Please enjoy her powerful performance and make sure to follow her on instagram! @livingartistry_

 

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#GenreSpokenWord Artist – MJ Fouldes

GENRE SPOKEN WORD CONTEST (Aug 21st – Sept 3rd)

MJ Fouldes was selected as a runner up for the Genre Spoken contest that was held from Aug 21st – Sept 3rd.

The topic that was selected for the contest was fear.

Enjoy his chilling entry and make sure to follow him on instagram! @mjfouldes

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#GenreSpokenWord Artist – Dillon Jensen

GENRE SPOKEN WORD CONTEST (Aug 21st – Sept 3rd)

Dillon Jensen was selected as a runner up for our Genre Spoken contest that was held from Aug 23rd – Sept 3rd

The topic that was selected for the contest was fear.

Enjoy his awesome entry and make sure to follow him on instagram! @dillonjensen

 

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Genre Spoken Word Challenge Winner | @bunnywriter

Big congrats to @bunnywriter for being chosen as one of the three winners of our #GenreSpokenWord challenge that was hosted from 6/10-6/18th! Please make sure that you check out her serene submission below!

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#GenreSpokenWord

It’s time for a new challenge….This time the focus is SPOKEN WORD! The #GenreSpokenWord challenge is being hosted by @genreurbanarts & the creator of the challenge yours truly @thatguywhowrote! The rules for the challenge are as follows:

⁃Any topic can be used

⁃One minute max (no multiple posts)

⁃The challenge will run from June 10th – 18th

⁃Make sure that you follow/tag @genreurbanarts & @thatguywhowrote and use the tag #GenreSpokenWord in your submission

⁃Make sure to follow our Youtube page in my bio

The winners will be announced the following Thursday after judging and will be featured on the Genre: Urban Arts IG page, blog, and Youtube page! Winners will be featured on my page as well! I really urge you all to participate as we want to hear all of your beautiful voices! Please make sure to check us out at https://www.genreurbanarts.com. We have so many awesome contributors and pieces; we would really love for you guys to be a part of it!