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Poetry

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As a creative writing teacher, I wage a daily battle against boring poems

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‘If you must scream, scream beautifully’

Closeup of a hand using a lit match to light another match.
Closeup of a hand using a lit match to light another match.
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A high-speed shot of a person popping a red balloon in front of their face.
A high-speed shot of a person popping a red balloon in front of their face.
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Black and white image of a woman’s lips.
Black and white image of a woman’s lips.
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Ocean ripples and sand underwater.
Ocean ripples and sand underwater.
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A poem for Chadwick Boseman and our other kings resting in power


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The beautiful world I am imagining has a place for you in it. Can you say the same about me?

VOTE.
VOTE.
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