Thank you Susi Bocks – Editor and owner of “I Write Her,” has included me in her choices for Pushcart nomination!
My poem “Old News is Not Old News” from the wonderful book, “Reflections & Revelations,” was nominated for a 2022 Pushcart. This is a great honor for me as this book is filled with brilliant poets.
Please find below the beginning of “Old News is Not Old News,” a poem about the horrors of discrimination that happen everyday to people of color.
Old News is Not Old News
whites of fearsome eyes looking up from blood-soaked boards
black bodies stretched naked, branded, and shackled to floors
fifty women drowning overboard that enslaver’s work quickly done
another coast, heavily greased black muscles, glimmer in the sun
2021 computers on – I listen while today’s news on a video rolls
spinning lies another bright young man died as this story unfolds
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A big congratulations to all the other nominees – and once again I would like to thank Susi for this gracious award.
For those who may not know the history behind the Pushcart Prize, please read the following article. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushcart_Prize