Our Call for Creative-in-Residence Marlanda Dekine, is curating a poetry challenge: the Black Poet Miniature Challenge (#BPMC)!
In this installation, poets who identify as Black and part of the African diaspora are challenged to compose haikus and tankas! All ages are encouraged to participate, and each poet will receive a $75 honorarium (via PayPal or check). Your poem can be submitted as written text, recorded voice, or a video recording of you reading the poem.
What is a Haiku?
may yo seasons be
long with endless green streets and
permanent summer legs. (Sonia Sanchez, Under A Soprano Sky 81)
What is a Tanka?
i kneel down like a
collector of jewels before
you. i am singing
one long necklace of love my
mouth a sapphire of grapes. (Sonia Sanchez, Tanka)
How to submit
Writings, musings, photos, links, and videos about Black Artistry of ALL varieties! Feel free to drop a comment or suggestions for posts!