the sky can hold me up pull me like liquid life from holy sites next to you in bed rolling nights into dreams waking up by your side cloud eight high off your inseams’ insights into the beginning of life itself take me back show me the path from rivers to hips rain to ripples … Continue reading the sky can hold me up, pt. 1
RE/MEMBER YOUR DESCENDANTS
2018 XABISO VILI – RE/MEMBER YOUR DESCENDANTS RE/MEMBER YOUR DESCENDANTS DC TOUR 2018 XABISO VILI #AZANIATODC 4/18 feature performance @ Busboys and Poets 5th & K Open Mic 8:45pm – 11:00pm $5 Details on event page. 4/19 presentation and performance @ Hillyer Art Space Culture Blast 7:00pm – 9:00pm $Free Details on event page. Hillyer Art Space, International Arts … Continue reading RE/MEMBER YOUR DESCENDANTS
the DC Youth Slam Team’s 2014 SEMI-FINALS SLAM
is on sunday, january 26th at 4pm at the smithsonian's national portrait gallery in downtown, dc. it's free and open to the public, so bring the whole crew to see dc's finest young poets performing their original spoken word poetry. SEMI-FINALS2014PDF the fb event is here https://www.facebook.com/events/631308690245016/ and you should be there. the dc youth slam … Continue reading the DC Youth Slam Team’s 2014 SEMI-FINALS SLAM
Names? She goes by manyDo not try to label herShe gets out of all your boxesSmiling at your uneasinessInviting you to laugh at yourselfShe won’t do it alone, so you go with herBeautiful five foot something, dark curly hair, She can make prison walls show their dimplesStretching ocean waves flat across the face, a rocky shoreShe’ll … Continue reading Electric Sunshine
new poem – The Living Truth
http://youtu.be/SXFzUMYne3A I read this poem at the Busboys and Poets 5th & K Wednesday night open mic hosted by my man G. Yamazawa. My friend and teacher-of-the-year Clint Smith was the featured artist that night, and none other than Danny Glover read as the spotlight feature. Yes, that's Danny Glover in the background listening to … Continue reading new poem – The Living Truth
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
how to make it on the 2012 dc youth slam team
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
My Angle on Pimpin’
Check out this hot new video of my poem Pimpin' on Park Triangle's new series The Angle. Jonathan B. Tucker: Pimpin' from Park Triangle Productions on Vimeo.
chillin in The Fridge with iWPS qualifying poets
join me at The Fridge, Tuesday August 30, 2011 for the next Beltway Poetry Slam download flier here.
why you should wait
i know you wanna go coz all day you gotta wait gotta wait for the train and then wait at the gate wait for the show and wait to have fun and then wait until you can go wait for a bus wait to use cuss words when it's okay wait to play major leagues … Continue reading why you should wait
Youth Open Mic Saturday
if you're around the DC area, i hope to see you this saturday at 5pm at the downtown 5th & K Busboys and Poets where i am co-hosting the Youth Open Mic. it goes down every 3rd saturday of the month, same time, same place.
Teens Against the Spread of AIDS
i've been working with TASA for a few months now, and we are ready to show you what we've got at the big big world aids day event at the children's national medical center on nov. 30th at 6pm. join us for CATWALK FOR A CURE. world aids day is december 1st. we're doing this … Continue reading Teens Against the Spread of AIDS
love poem no. 415
you say our footprints disappear in the sand i say they get swallowed by the ocean andour memories are out therein the deep if you want to find themi have some goggles andlove to swim butsometimes it's too cold
through these eyes
this picture and poem, both by 9th grader Claudia Rojas of Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, DC are amazing. upon seeing this digital creation of hers i told her she had to write a poem to go with it (she told me she wrote, so it made sense). here it is, in all its … Continue reading through these eyes
sunset on the train home
here i am at the united way of delaware's annual meeting. they invited me to come perform for them yesterday in wilmington, de to help re-inspire their board members and supporters. i'm sorta giving the "did you take the picture yet" face in this one. oh well. i had a great time and everyone loved … Continue reading sunset on the train home
a young hot mess
will be rockin the mic friday night in columbia heights. you gotta come check this out. and it's free! no haters. hope to see you and ur peeps there. if not, we gots another one on march 5th at the fort davis rec center in southeast, dc and the dc yout slam team finals are … Continue reading a young hot mess
here it is! finally, my latest book of poetry is ready for sale. only $8. you can buy it online and i'll send you a copy, signed sealed delivered, it's yours! just click the picture below. get yours before they sell out.