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So what’s going on with me this month? Well duh, it’s April. And what do I do every April? Celebrate, share and spread the word about the greatness of poetry.
This poetry month, April 2019, is very special to me. Why? Because I finally found the poet I’d come across years ago. And wanted to share in previous poetry months but was unable to.
So let me introduce you to FreeQuency. Finally.
Mwende Katwiwa, also known as FreeQuency, is a Kenyan immigrant. And last year’s Women of the World Poetry Slam winner. She’s also a social justice activist and advocates reproduction justice. Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ. She’s a TEDtalk host as well as serves as a member/coordinator in various youth groups.
Here’s her poem that actually gave me shivers and made me a fan, “The 7 Deadly American Sins.”
What do you think of the poem? Any part during her reading that gave you shivers? Are you celebrating poetry month this year? Ever came across a poem/poet that captivated you? Inspired and enlightened you? Changed your perspective? Changed you?
PS Don’t forget that Poem in Your Pocket Day is April 18. Here’s where you can go select and download a poem for your pocket.