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Video 23 Jul 2 notes

The 2014 Mental Graffiti Slam Team. And our talented coach, Emily Rose. This is us, beating Chicago’s Lethal Poetry Team. Soundly. For the record.

(Photos by Jessica Fenlon, by the way, who is an all-around wonderful human and champion of art.)

Quote 23 Jul 3 notes
I need some kind of miracle ‘cause I lost all my faith in science.
— Robyn, “Cry When You Get Older
Video 23 Jul 614 notes

nprbooks:

Beach libraries. (Enough said.)

I was at the beach this summer. And I wished for a library.

via NPR Books.
Text 21 Jul 2 notes what i’m reading now

She would ask Nanny about it when she got home.
When she got home. She was thirty-eight, and just realizing what it felt like to have a sense of home. For that, Sarima, thank you, she thought. Maybe the definition of home is the place where you are never forgiven, so you may always belong there, bound by guilt. And maybe the cost of belonging is worth it.

-Gregory Maguire, Wicked

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Photo 20 Jul 1 note The aforementioned Mental Graffiti chapbook. We’ll be selling the first copies tonight at the Green Mill.

The aforementioned Mental Graffiti chapbook. We’ll be selling the first copies tonight at the Green Mill.

Quote 19 Jul
Only the shallow know themselves.
— Oscar Wilde, Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young
Photo 19 Jul 3 notes denisejollyspoken:

Y’all I had the privilege of designing a Master Teacher Training as part of this years NPS programming! So if you want to learn how to facilitate well and build powerhouse curriculum come out! Today is the last day to buy discount event passes to the 25th Annual National Poetry Slam happening in Oakland, Ca August 5th - 9th

I’m so ready. I mean, I’m ready to see Denise Jolly. I’m definitely not ready to perform poems… yet.

denisejollyspoken:

Y’all I had the privilege of designing a Master Teacher Training as part of this years NPS programming! So if you want to learn how to facilitate well and build powerhouse curriculum come out! Today is the last day to buy discount event passes to the 25th Annual National Poetry Slam happening in Oakland, Ca August 5th - 9th

I’m so ready. I mean, I’m ready to see Denise Jolly. I’m definitely not ready to perform poems… yet.

Quote 19 Jul 60,632 notes
It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here.
—  James Baldwin (via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

(Source: gentlerecovery)

Photo 19 Jul 1 note I wasn’t sure what to name the Mental Graffiti team chapbook, so I made a wordcloud. The book is named Like Chicago Love—I thought that was better than Like Woman Women.

I wasn’t sure what to name the Mental Graffiti team chapbook, so I made a wordcloud. The book is named Like Chicago Love—I thought that was better than Like Woman Women.

Photo 14 Jul 1,724 notes

(Source: whitepaperquotes)


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