Poetry

NY Writers Coalition’s upcoming Literary Festival showcases young NYC poets!

NY Writers Coalition is hosting the 10th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival next weekend, 8/23, at 2pm. The day will feature young writers (6-18 year olds) reading alongside an electrifying lineup of Brooklyn-based writers, headlined by Sapphire (author of PUSH, which was the basis of the Academy Awards winning film Precious). “[NYWC] is doing […]

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Welcome!

  Dear Scholastic Award Recipients, educators, families, and friends, It has been a fantastic year for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in New York City.  We received over 9,000 submissions for the 2014 awards and were one of the most decorated regions in the National Awards with New York City students earning 163 Gold and […]

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11:30

you’re enveloped in one of those lamplit, perfect nights not a whirlwind night of people,of streetlights and cold breath in the air, but a soft night sitting on a familiar family’s couch, the babysat boys asleep in their beds, just tufts of blonde hair visible above the quilts, skinny little bodies hidden under blankets in […]

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“Scale”

whole . The only thing I can trace back is death. That, and warped piano lids. The ivory keys are like teeth before dentures. I ask Grandma when she’ll have it tuned. She gives a closed-mouth chuckle. half . It belonged to the grandfather I never knew. He had perfect pitch because he didn’t see […]

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