The Kirkwood Call

“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.

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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