To A grandmother; In the twilight years after you’ve watched your friends wither away, You begin to look at life […]
Dwayne B! The Crochet KingpinDwayne Lawson-Brown aka the “Crochet Kingpin” is a homegrown DC native poet, activist, break-dancer, and fashion designer. Dwayne has been known to write a pretty good haiku in his day which led his receiving the Best Haiku Award at the 2011 National Underground Spoken-Word Poetry Awards (NUSPA). His work to increase HIV awareness through spoken-word garnered recognition from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, BBCAmerica, The Discovery Channel, and The Washington Post. Ultimately Dwayne's goal is to force audiences to feel. He tends to meet goals. When not documenting his life through poetic meter, Dwayne can be found on the metro making scarves and hats, or singing karaoke.
Red Marker Epiphany
We put limitations on what we can do according to time, saying that there isn’t a lot of time in […]
Race Relations in 3 Part Movement
I. He’s no longer a man No, demoted to a sack of blood and marrow shards Wrapped in sinew. Dangling […]
I’m Not Enough
I’m not enough to get you flowers every Monday, Chocolates every Friday, love poems every Wednesday To get you over […]
Dear Marsha Adams
Dear 10 year old Marsha Adams. Thank you for everything. I’ve been in love With the idea of being in […]
Superstars and Washed-up Dreams
None of us are what we seem. Covert artist, shrouding our passions in secrecy. We have mastered hiding our voices […]
…Passion it always starts with the passion… We live our lives sonnet-like, Strict rigid reserved She is a quick kick […]
Who Made the Open Mic a Slam?
Who made the open mic a slam? The artists say the host. The hosts say the audience. The audience says […]
The Descent to Genius – Chapter 1: Seeking the Help of Something Greater than Thou.
Dear Universe, Sometimes you are called God; All-knowing presence ever-present, Sharing insight and guiding our path. God, I could use […]
For Immortals That Live On Soundcloud
A simple “pardon me” would have been nice As you bumped your way to heaven. Showing up at the gates […]