Tag: Furious Flower Poetry Center
Acclaimed Furious Flower Poetry Center to create living, digital archive of Black poetry’s past, present and future
Thanks to a $2 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, academics at James Madison University will soon begin digitizing records to create a “living archive” for the internationally recognized Furious Flower Poetry Center.
Young writer navigates financial plot twist to realize her dream
Briana Madden-Olivares has always been a writer. Since she was a little girl, Bri, who was born in New York City but moved to the Shenandoah Valley as a child, wrote poetry, then branched out to playwriting.
‘So that we remember who we are.’ Poetry stars celebrate Furious Flower’s legacy
WASHINGTON — Beginning with gospel baritone, then transitioning into spoken word then back to song, poet Avery R. Young paced back and forth across the stage. He held onto the podium as if it were his only support, then leapt back up with vigor, as he performed one of his poems for the audience of nearly 200 gathered before him in the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Amid political turbulence, Furious Flower aims to let black voices flourish through poetry
Joanne V. Gabbin first heard about President Donald Trump’s comments slamming Baltimore as a “rodent infested mess” while listening to WMRA.