A “Motown Crown” of Sonnets | Slammin’ on the One

Today’s offering is a little different, just because it was something I was thinking about today. What was I thinking about? A crown of sonnets (interestingly, also called a corona – what kind of coincidence is that?). In a corona, or crown of sonnets, the last line of each sonnet serves as the first line … More A “Motown Crown” of Sonnets | Slammin’ on the One

“Tootsie Roll Racism” by Collin Edmonds | Slammin’ on the One

One thing being sequestered at home means is that I have time to wander through the Internet. It was in that wandering that I happened upon today’s poem, “Tootsie Roll Racism” by Collin Edmonds. He’s a poet I wasn’t previously familiar with, but after seeing this performance, my next foray into the world of slam … More “Tootsie Roll Racism” by Collin Edmonds | Slammin’ on the One

“Today Means Amen” by Sierra de Mulder | Slammin’ on the One

Everyone always says, “Don’t read the comments.” This is one instance in which I’m glad I read the comments. If I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have known that “Today Means Amen,” Mulder’s sequel, as it were, to yesterday’s poem, “Werewolf,” even existed. So naturally, I listened. And naturally, I found it to be powerful and beautiful, … More “Today Means Amen” by Sierra de Mulder | Slammin’ on the One

“Werewolf” by Sierra de Mulder | Slammin’ on the One

National Poetry Month Day 2. Let’s see how many days in a row I can do this before I run out of steam. After I posted “Your Life” by Andrea Gibson yesterday, I perused the online catalogue of the library and found one of their collections available — Take Me With You. This collection happened … More “Werewolf” by Sierra de Mulder | Slammin’ on the One

“Your Life” by Andrea Gibson | Slammin’ on the One

April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate, I’m going to attempt to post a poem that I really like every day. Today, The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents asked about our favorite poems. While this isn’t my favorite poem (I couldn’t find a recording of the one I was looking for), this one is … More “Your Life” by Andrea Gibson | Slammin’ on the One

Book Quotes: Universe

In January, I started learning digital hand lettering, really just for giggles. Since the schools across New Mexico have been closed, I’ve spent more time completing lettering and art challenges on Instagram. But I really started all this so I could hand letter book quotes. I find the process meditative. So I recently did two … More Book Quotes: Universe