Hello YCA Fam,
Today's prompt features work from Gwendolyn Brooks. Today's writing prompt is called:
Individuals or groups you consider your enemies (think from micro to macro: this could be individual people to institutions)
People who try to do right by you but inevitably fail.
The Lovers of the Poor by Gwendolyn Brooks
Welcome to the Top Five. We know it's Monday and you may be looking for inspiration, and we are here to help! Every Monday, we will be inviting some of our favorite artists to share five links that inspire them. Tune in to find some new music, poems, and more. Today, we have Nate Marshall talking about some of his favorite debut projects. Check it out!Right now I'm in the throes of working on my second book and I'm confounded by how to approach that process and make the book reach as high and higher than the first thing so I want to drop a bunch of first projects that I love and that I go to for inspiration.
Hello YCA Fam,
Welcome to The Plug, our weekly blog about competitions, events, workshops, etc. that you can partake in. Some of these competitions and events are hosted by your next-door neighbors, and some are from friends across the country. Many of these opportunities while rooted in poetry, will also allow you to explore different types of writing and art forms. If you explore any of these opportunities, share the experience on social media and tag us (@youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram).
Girls Right the World (Publication)
“Girls Right the World is an international literary journal advocating for young, female-identified writers. We believe in the power of young women, sisterhood, and creativity through writing. The editors of this journal are students at Miss Hall’s School in Massachusetts.”
Creating Iris (Publication)
“Iris is a new literary...
Welcome to the Top Five. We know it's Monday and you may be looking for inspiration, and we are here to help! Every Monday, we will be inviting some of our favorite artists to share five links that inspire them. Tune in to find some new music, poems, and more.
Today's Top Five comes from Jamila WoodsThis interview with Esperanza Spaulding:
Black Feminist Breathing Chorus:
This is a collection of audio meditations drawing on the wisdom of Black feminist ancestors by Alexis Pauline Gubbs. Every meditation features an original collage and an affirmation quote by a powerful Black...