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 Kush Thompson sharing her Top Five for today.
1. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
5. Safia Elhillo
Safia is one of the gods on my poetic Mount Olympus. I download her YouTube videos to MP3 and listen to them on the bus whenever I have writers block. Everything I aspire to do when it comes to concise imagery, she does so effortlessly.
Kush Thompson Bio
Kush Thompson is the author of A Church Beneath the Bulldozer (New School Poetics, 2014) womanist, painter, teaching artist, avid
As Told By Ginger watcher, and chapter co-chair of Black Youth Project 100 Chicago. Voted runner-up best local poet of 2014 by The Chicago
Reader, one of The Root's Young Futurists of 2015, and a 2017 Luminarts Creative Writing Fellow, Kush is the co-facilitator of The Lady
Church; a series of monthly meetings devoted to womyn empowerment and healing. Her work has appeared in Poetry Magazine and The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop.