12-year-old Kioni "Popcorn" Marshall has been writing poetry since the age of five and performing at NYC venues since she was nine. In October, she was invited to perform at New York's storied poetry mecca, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. In this PRODIGIES exclusive, Kioni performs her original poem, "Forgotten", at THNKR's NYC studios.
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Poem by Lamar Jorden (formerly known as Tha Trufe), speaking on a conversation he had with a homeless Army veteran in Seattle. Lamar Jorden is a writer, poet, emcee, and performer from Chicago's west side.
"Self-destruction" is a piece that was written to bring awareness and hopefully a solution to the violence going on with Chicago youth. Ironically, the only solution to this self-destructing culture is to self-destruct ourselves in a way that is sacrificial for the greater good.
Poets are Kai Davis (left) and Safiya Washington of the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement perform during last years Brave New Voices semi-finals. The term hipster racism was coined by Carmen Van Kerckhove at Racialicious and refers to using racist language ironically.