1. In the library after school, I looked for a picture of Audre Lorde, this poet I assumed was a white woman because all of the poems we read in class were by dead white men and women. Oh, and Langston Hughes. Then I found Audre Lorde’s “Love Poem.”

    “And I knew when I entered her I was / High wind in her forests hollow / Fingers whispering sound / Honey flowed.”

    This poem is about a black woman having sex with a woman she loves. This poem is about the fact that we can write poems like this poem.

    — Coming Out To Myself by Saeed Jones (via therumpus)

  2. To answer your rifle’s last question: / If you ever find me, / I won’t be there.

    Happy Sunday! Here’s a poem by Saeed Jones.

  3. Read a poem by Saeed Jones on the Rumpus. →

    It’s worth it.

  4. celebratepoetry:

LIVE poetry event featuring Poet Laureate Philip Levine, 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy K. Smith, and two fantastic poets from the Tumblr community: Saeed Jones and Karolina Manko.
This Monday, April 23, 7 pm, at Housing Works Bookstore in NYC. Open bar. Amazing poetry. Poet Laureate. Pulitzer Prize Winner. Poets from the Tumblr community. Put it on your calendar and come out to celebrate poetry with us!

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    celebratepoetry:

    LIVE poetry event featuring Poet Laureate Philip Levine, 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy K. Smith, and two fantastic poets from the Tumblr community: Saeed Jones and Karolina Manko.

    This Monday, April 23, 7 pm, at Housing Works Bookstore in NYC. Open bar. Amazing poetry. Poet Laureate. Pulitzer Prize Winner. Poets from the Tumblr community. Put it on your calendar and come out to celebrate poetry with us!

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