You may know him as Mr. Mojo Risin, the psychedelic rock god of The Doors or you may know him as just a disturbing and strange artist who joined the famed 27 Club with his death on July 3, 1971. Both accounts would be true. Love him or hate him, James Douglas Morrison created a counter culture movement of rage that filled the 60s in stark opposition to the positive message of love from contemporaries John Lennon. Instead, Morrison tapped into the collective conscious of a generation enraged and disturbed by its wars and conspiracies and failures. Its betrayals.
At 5ft 10 tall with stunning beauty
Warsan shire is a London raised poet/writer and teacher of East African heritage. One of the most intriguing characteristics of her writing is her choice to be a voice for the voiceless. The essence of her work can be described as raw, and touches on hints of nostalgia from the perspective of those who have lost their homes, lives, and national value as a result of war. Despite the fact that she doesn’t have a personal experience with war, post-war trauma, loss, immigration and all the horror tales in between that are experienced by refugees. Her words paint vivid and detailed images of these scenarios.
I witnessed the tabloids killing, and the horrible things they did.
The first time I read Sonia Sanchez my soul combusted. I must have been about seven. I was sitting on the floor in my room, in the middle of my pile of books, and from the first sentence, I could feel her words kissing my face. It felt like I was coming home again but coming back to something I had never known before. Every single time I read her work, I feel it all over again. She has saved my life more than once.
Walk around by myself, most people need an entourage,
They processed in slowly to the haunting music of Ney, Sas, and Drum. Like a funeral dirge, the Dervishes move solomly, wearing the tombstone Sika and the black funeral shroud. After four circuits around the Teka, the Dirvishes bowed deeply, then, dropped their black shrouds to reaveal a white robe which flared out as they began to turn.
I have come to a conclusion