split this rock poetry contest

peace my friends! apologies for being so absent. no excuses, just apologies. today i'm just here briefly to let you know there is about one more week to submit to the split this rock poetry contest. deadline is nov. 1st and it's open to everybody. submit your poems here. that is, if you believe, as … Continue reading split this rock poetry contest

What Do You See? Questions from Trayvon Martin to his killer

  What do you see when you look at me?You don’t look me in the eyes So what is it you’re looking for? Am I the kid who beat up your brother in middle school?Am I the one who stole his bike and you couldn’t do anything about it?Do you see vengeance in me?A chance to … Continue reading What Do You See? Questions from Trayvon Martin to his killer

braided and baked

braided and baked like challah my identity is constantly turning and being read like torah different interpretations of the same living thing and idea an artifact we can study it is my breath on the bar'chu calling me up to be my tongue on tekiah waking up those who sleep i speak my purpose i … Continue reading braided and baked

miffed, rubbish, brilliant, and other british sayings

these are words that i will bring home with me to the states. miffed, in particular, is one that i really like. it pretty much means pissed, but it sounds cooler. oh, and proper is something they say a lot here too. as is brilliant. a good joke i just heard, when being offered tea. … Continue reading miffed, rubbish, brilliant, and other british sayings

in the UK, Limmud, and being Jewish during Christmas

peace and blessings my friends. today i am writing from Warwick University in the UK. i am here for a week-long conference called Limmud. i don't have pictures to post (yet) because my phone is not active over here, but there will be many beautiful things to see and share over my trip, i'm sure. … Continue reading in the UK, Limmud, and being Jewish during Christmas

east of the river

the december poetry slam at ballou high school was:amazingfunpowerfulmovingspiritualrealhonestintensefunnythese are the poets. some will go on to battle it out to make the 2012 dc youth slam team this year. there are many youth poetry slams scheduled for january and february, and these are the last chances to make the team.