Tag Archives: Modern poets

“Ponytail: A Poem for Gabby Douglas” by Jasmine Waiters

16 Aug

Oh yeah, now this is what I’m talking about — using poetry to positively impact society through raising awareness, provoking deep thought, and inward reflection. This young lady, by the name of Jasmine Waiters wrote a poem in honor of Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas. She calls upon the members of the African-American community to look beyond Gabby’s hair and focus on her accomplishments and the mark she has made in history not only for herself but for her people. Check out this viral video by Jasmine Waiters. Enjoy!

Ayvaunn Penn is an award winning writer pursuing her graduate degrees in dramatic writing and acting. She is also a freelance editorpoet, and spoken word artist. To like The Penn Speaks on Facebook, click here. To become Ayvaunn’s Facebook friend, click here.

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Ayvaunn Penn Presents: “Going Home” by Catherine Whitehead a.k.a. Catherinebutterfly

8 Jul

To have Ayvaunn Penn feature your original poetry on Your Black Poets, click here.

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Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here.

Ayvaunn Penn Presents One of Her Original Poems: “Back-Hand”

6 Jun

To have Ayvaunn Penn feature your original poetry on Your Black Poets, email her at ayvaunnpenn at gmail dot com.

Experience the power of the Penn

Keep Writing, stay blessed, & stay tuned to Your Black Poets

Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here.

Ayvaunn Penn Presents: “Black Like Me” by Crystal Jenene Carter

3 Jun

To have Ayvaunn Penn feature your original poetry on Your Black Poets, email her at ayvaunnpenn at gmail dot com.

Experience the power of the Penn

Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here.

Your Black World Presents Your Black Poets with Ayvaunn Penn

2 Jun

Welcome to Your Black World‘s latest series, Your Black Poets, with Ayvaunn Penn. Want to give your original poetry more exposure? Submit your poems to Your Black Poets to be performed before the masses by spoken word artist Ayvaunn Penn. This is the new national hot spot for black writers to commune, listen to and share each others poetry. Even if you are not a writer of poetry but one of its dearest lovers, this is the place where you can discover your love for a new black poet.

To submit your poetry to be featured, email ayvaunnpennspokenword at gmail dot com

Experience the power of the Penn

Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here.