None of us are what we seem. Covert artist, shrouding our passions in secrecy. We have mastered hiding our voices […]
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.
…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 […]
The Poem I Didn’t Want To Write
I kept telling myself to write it. It’s just a poem. It’s just a poem that I need to write. […]
Coming From Where I’m From – Extended Verse
I was made is southeast. Raised in southeast, Worked hard, got a job, and get paid in southeast. Been shy, […]
Human Aptitude Test Examples
I. When reading a sentence, what voice do you use? Does that voice change when the character is revealed to […]
Viva Las Vegas
My hands still smell like gasoline. You said that every night with me is like Las Vegas Color me neon […]
Paint Me Beautiful
Paint me beautiful. My favorite muse, I’d be remiss to miss this opportunity miss To inspire you to create. Paint […]