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Guerrillas on the Mic in March 2011

The poetry insurgency’s March 2011 lyrical ambush was intense, starting with all of two poets and ballooning over the course of two short hours into over ten. This Tuesday:

  • Brenda pretended that it never happened, reminding us now crashing cruel reality comes and a wounded heart makes the hand mean.
  • Damian uncharacteristically confessed that he is confused, and also feeling pleasant and conversational, before channeling MC Lyte.
  • Sarah shared Alix Olson’s ode to the Lower East Side, and also noted that Focus on the Family’s headquarters has its own ZIP code.
  • Jazmin visited us from New York, and suggested that woman awake, arise, stand up on her perfectly unbound feet, as we have lost the Earth staying on our knees.
  • Lenny envisioned the revolution as cream cheese frosting, and reminded kings and queens and dictators that their time is served.
  • Rabia spoke of the Mtagne d’Oro.
  • Jeff reminded us that despite having just one planet where we live, we’re all split, and also exhorted us to before the battle better strategize.
  • Monique suggested that she is alone.
  • I speculated that Lyndi might be from Italy, and shared a tale of spending a night in less than ideal circumstances in central Manhattan.
  • Alicia said that you have to give it back.
  • Lyndi called a spade a spade, and decried justice denied and delayed.
  • Amy, channeling Alix Olson, recalled that we’ve learned to scream until our throats throbbed.
  • Ted noted that Rosa Parks and Hellen Keller are mentioned but minimalized, because history is militarized.

Come back out to Bossa to join us next time, on April 12!

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