The Kirkwood Call

“Dear World”

“Dear World”

Sha'Diya Tomlin, features writer

May 4, 2017

"Dear World", a poem written and performed by Sha'Diya Tomlin, is about growing up in America as a black child. It is a young black girl's letter asking for acceptance. https://youtu.be/0uezu3zMIhg

Power of the spoken word

Power of the spoken word

Lany Borella, Features

March 7, 2017

During her freshman year in Mrs. Leatherberry’s English class, Aly Terry wrote a poem for the unit they were working on. She had heard a little bit of poetry prior and seen a few slam poetry videos, but nothing beyond that. When Ali Terry shared her poem, Leatherberry told her to go to K-word and sit...

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