National Poetry Month: Juan Felipe Herrera

April 21 / 18 National Poetry Month! Time to read and get inspired by great poetry with Juan Felipe Herrera. Credit source: Poetry Foundation Blood on the Wheel BY JUAN FELIPE HERRERA      Ezekiel saw the wheel, way up in the middle of the air. TRADITIONAL GOSPEL SONG Blood on the night soil man en route to the country prison Blood on the sullen chair, … Continue reading National Poetry Month: Juan Felipe Herrera

Wednz Scene: Writing Contests

April 18 / 18 Hello everyone…it’s Wednesday and looks like this month is halfway over. Hard to believe, but it’s happening. I’m always searching for contests to share with y’all and if there are writers out there who would love to put their story or poetry out there, here is your chance. Thanks to The Writer, they have contests you can enter to get your … Continue reading Wednz Scene: Writing Contests

National Poetry Month / Phenomenal Woman & Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

April 6 / 18 Hey…it’s Friday and I did almost forget that this month is National Poetry Month. This month, I will post poetry from such poetry legends like Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickenson, E.E. Cummings, and Maya Angelou. Speaking of Ms. Angelou, we just celebrated her birthday recently. She would’ve been 90 years old. Here are a few of her poems that are … Continue reading National Poetry Month / Phenomenal Woman & Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

A Poem Just Because: Cotton Candy by Edward Hirsch

October 5 / 17 Just Because will be another new segment for Shadowboxerinc. It can be a film, a poem, a song, a paragraph from a book, photo…you get the picture. Here I have a poem I want to share with you from Edward Hirsch called Cotton Candy.   COTTON CANDY by Edward Hirsch We walked on the bridge over the Chicago River for what … Continue reading A Poem Just Because: Cotton Candy by Edward Hirsch

Wednz Scene: 14th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

October 4 / 17 Hello…A poetry festival, sounds fun right? Well thanks to the Association of Writers and Writing Program, the 14th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held in Delray Beach, Florida January 15-20, 2018. Here is a peek at what this festival is about. Credit source: AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Program) 14th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival Delray Beach, Florida, United … Continue reading Wednz Scene: 14th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

Wednz Scene: Fiction & Poetry Contest

June 28 / 17 Good Morning Wednesday! Literature people this is for you…. cred: awp (association of writers & writing programs) The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry Hanover, New Hampshire, United States   DETAILS Center APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 31, 2017 TUITION / COST: $20 entry fee SCHOLARSHIP: None Available CONTACT: Shanna McNair EMAIL: editors@writershotel.com WEBSITE: www.newguardreview.com Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication in The New Guard are given … Continue reading Wednz Scene: Fiction & Poetry Contest

Weeknd Scene: 24PearlStreet Online Writing Program

June 3 /17 Hello! The first Saturday of the month. Found several workshops that may interest future writers. This is part of the 24PearlStreet Online Writing Program at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. cred: fine arts work center SEEING, HEARING, AND LETTING POEMS BE TROY JOLLIMORE Poetry June 19 to June 23, 2017 Tuition Cost: $500 Class Size: 12 Session: Summer Level: 1-Week Intensive … Continue reading Weeknd Scene: 24PearlStreet Online Writing Program

Reflections: Staggerlee wonders by James Baldwin

Feb. 27 / 17 Hello! I wanted to share a poem by James Baldwin to celebrate Black History. Notice that I didn’t say Black History Month. Black History, Native, Hispanic, Asian…..is all American History.  Staggerlee wonders – Poem by James Baldwin I always wonder what they think the niggers are doing while they, the pink and alabaster pragmatists, are containing Russia and defining and re-defining … Continue reading Reflections: Staggerlee wonders by James Baldwin