Umm… okay, so I’ve been on WordPress for a while and I’ve noticed that I’m getting a lot of traffic, but barely any comments. I like talking to people, so I don’t know if I’m doing something wrong or what. Anyway, just putting it out there PLEASE COMMENT I want to talk to YOU! If I’m doing something wrong, let me know.
Love the art form
study the history
appreciate the pioneers–or not
learn the business
refine your craft.
—To’Wednesday Sibley, Before You Become a Poet
Friends and Poets and Performers
I just want to be clear on something, when we walk up to the mic and take that breath, we are not being dramatic or cliché.
We are saying we care.
We are attempting to live in that moment and re-engage with the piece, convince ourselves we made the right choice, that this is the one they have to hear from me, this is what I must share.
We take that breath because we don’t want to fuck up our good, good work and embarrass ourselves/poetry parents/ that good art we been craftin’. We are saying our work deserves a breath.
When I breathe before I begin my poem, I am really saying “don’t fuck it up” and “you bet not fart during this poem.”
― AKeemjamal Rollins, author of Suicide Note
This was my first feature, and I was so nervous my mouth went dry but I kept going. Seeing how tough the judges were made me even more nervous– don’t know why since I wasn’t competing but still…it was a rush. I think with more practice I’ll be even great. This was filmed by Erik Hoeppler.
Trying to find the
for this letter
‘cept it keeps turning into
— To’Wednesday Sibley, Untitled Twenty-eight
To remind the world
of my existence that I
cannot be silent.
— To’Wednesday Sibley, Why I Write Poetry
stop telling young aspiring writers
to write what they know.
Can you recall a time
were your favorite author played it safe?
I highly doubt it.
Did Robert Frost
not say to take the road less traveled?
Are we not writers?
— To’Wednesday Sibley, Dear Teachers
If you knew
as well as you said
you wouldn’t be trying
me of who you are.
— To’ Wednesday M. Sibley, Know Yourself?
Even with the rejection
I still keep writing when
— To’ Wednesday M. Sibley, Untitled Twenty-six
What do you do when
a writer upsets you?
Put them in a poem.
— To’ Wednesday Sibley, Untitled Twenty-three
I have written poems
for people who didn’t deserve
my thoughts to begin with.
— To’Wednesday M. Sibley, Untitled Twenty-two