I wanted to share something a little different today.
Specifically, I want to share a poem by Warsan Shire. She is a contemporary poet and a fantastic poet in general. Her spoken word poem “For women who are ‘difficult’ to love.” is one that a friend shared a few years ago and has stayed with me over the years. There are several fan-made videos that try to capture the feel of Warsan’s spoken word recording, but this is my favorite:
There are many poems and songs about heartbreak, but there are few that capture the feeling of simply being too much.
There are a lot of other contemporary poets I have been following lately. Here is the short list:
It is truly refreshing to hear an intersectional set of generational peers speak with conviction after the past few months and years.