i’m slamming again on friday, and i’m not quite prepared. does that mean i’m fated to get another devastatingly low score like last month’s 4.3? we certainly hope not. but it’s not about the points, right, the poetry is the point. or so they tell me. i’ve been writing more recently than i have in the less recent but still not too long ago past, so that gives me a bit of a choice in what to perform. it’s still been mostly forced writing, which is never as good as the projectile vomit poetry that just jumps out your gut when it is ready, not when you are. but some gems have appeared amidst the forced heaving poems of late. but i’m not going to post them on here just yet. i’ve got to get them into the editting shop and fix ’em up first. you deserve only the best. yes indeed. see you on the other side of the sun. PEACE!
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Born in Washington, DC and raised in Crofton, Maryland, Jonathan B. Tucker (JBT) is a writer, performer, educator, DJ, and dreamer passionate about poetry, youth empowerment, racial and social justice, and finding purpose through service to others. He has received numerous awards and artist fellowships, and has performed and taught at schools, libraries, detention centers, museums, and conferences around the world. His poems have appeared in Howard University’s Amistad Journal alongside the late Amiri Baraka (Howard University, 2011), in Etan Thomas’s anthology Voices of the Future (Haymarket Books, 2012), in two self-published chapbooks (jonathan b. tucker, 2010; and i got the matches, 2012), and on the stages of the Kennedy Center and the South African State Theatre. JBT represented DC at the National Poetry Slam in 2009 and 2010, and has helped coordinate and coach the DC Youth Slam Team with Split This Rock since 2011. View all posts by JBT