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Serious Play August 18, 2016: I. The I in the Center of Experiment Giving myself the assignment to conduct experiments in joy this past spring was initially a way to shift my approach to following through on something I had [...] by

PoetryNow Returns With Season Two June 28, 2016: Yesterday the Poetry Foundation and the WFMT Radio Network released Tyehimba Jess’s “Sissiereta Jones,” the first episode of the second season of PoetryNow. We’re building off [...] by

Yolanda Wisher is Philly’s Third Poet Laureate! February 5, 2016: Yes! Amazing! According to out-going Philly Poet Laureate, Frank Sherlock: “I look forward to her vision of Philadelphia’s poetry future. It’s in truly good hands.” A lot of [...] by

2015 Pew Grants Go to Brian Teare & Yolanda Wisher! June 17, 2015: The PEW Center for Arts & Heritage has announced its grantees for 2015! The $75,000 awards offer serious support every year to artists, writers, and cultural organizations of the Philadelphia [...] by

Kicking Off National Poetry Month 2015 March 25, 2015: One week from today we kick off National Poetry Month with our annual blogging extravaganza. We know, dear reader, you’ve been waiting all year to see who the 20 poets will be for 2015. Wait no [...] by

Yolanda Wisher Profiled at Citypaper June 6, 2014: If you can reach way back in your memory to December 2013, you’ll recall LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs’s cipher on hip hop poetics. Of course you remember, and you’ll recall all the smart [...] by

DWYCK : a Cipher on Hip Hop poetics Part 3 December 20, 2013: Before we jump back in, last night was Zook’s funeral.  Taking the A train to Utica, I am reminded that Boys and Girls High School was where the African Street Festival took place for many [...] by

DWYCK : a Cipher on Hip Hop poetics Part 2 December 19, 2013: And the saga continues… Part 1 is here. 5. Walt Whitman wrote about the streets so does this make him hip-hop? I’m being an ass here but there is a point I am making.  And if so, would his [...] by

DWYCK: a Cipher on Hip Hop poetics Part 1 December 18, 2013: On December 12, an old creative ally passed away suddenly.  A brilliant MC, a thoughtful poet, a visual artist, a jack all of trades, Zook aka Gadzook aka Zookness aka Craig Davis leaves with me a [...] by