Aneemah’s Spot

bcurrent and MotionLIVE presents the illest play that’s graced the stage. Come on out and support Womenz Wordz facilitator Motion as she premieres here spoken word play “Aneemah’s Spot”, part of the Rock.Paper.Sisterz Festival. Show takes place at May 15th (this Saturday!) at Artscape Wychwood Barns Theatre (610 Christie St), two shows: 2 pm and 5pm.

ANEEMAH’S SPOT: the Base is a stylistic mix of stealthy dialogue, rhyme and spoken word. The funeral of “G” brings Aneemah and Wan together to mourn, and share their histories, as they are forced to let go of the past and choose how they will navigate life, either apart or together, from this moment on.

Don’t miss it! Check here to RSVP on Facebook.

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Where Did You Go?

by Amahnee

Your melt in my mouth melanin lingers

Like the bitter after-taste of longing

I keep searching the contours of my skin

For the remnants of your kisses –

The atlas to my dotted line desires.

Tongue like a felt tip pen

You bleed through my flesh

And stain the innermost

Like a ghost

Phantom touches on my chest.

Where did you go?

Midnight imaginings tick- tick- ticking the time away

As I create your vision in the mezzanine of my mind

Crayola dreams

‘Cause when I think of you, I tend to wax-poetic

But this mosaic of memory falters on the precipice

So I let my eyes lay in the darkness a little bit longer

And feed this hunger

To the resonating rhythm of a heart drummed beat

Where did you go?

Tiptoeing thoughts maraud my body

Snatching emotions from the depths

Hopes crash against my lashes

And lights ricochet off the lens

The sky raises its diadem, mocking a defeated night

And I sense my soul’s mutiny wading in the waters

Waiting

Waiting

Where did you go?

‘Bleeding Light’ by Sheniz Janmohamed

 

Sheniz Janmohamed is a spoken word artist and freelance writer. A graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of Guelph, she is the founder of Ignite Poets, an initiative that allows young poets to work together for peace. Her first book Bleeding Light is a collection of poems in ghazal form that traces the steps of a woman’s journey through night. She knows that in order to witness dawn, she has to travel through dusk first. Throughout her journey, she is caught between West and East, religion and heresy, love and anti-love, darkness and the knowledge of light. Each couplet is an independent thought and reflection, a pearl strung into a necklace. Bleeding Light is fraught with opposing, stark and often violent imagery heavily influenced by Sufi philosophy.

 

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Featured Video: Jasmine Mans – ‘Nicki Minaj’

19 year-old spoken word artist, Jasmine Mans at the 2010 Stomp Da Madness at University of Wisconsin (Madison).

Youth Poetry Slam

The ACCLF Writing Contest Launch and Youth Poetry Slam was held on  Friday December 17, 2010 from 6 – 10 p.m. in Toronto at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) auditorium located at 252 Bloor Street West.

Poets aged 15-24 are welcome to compete in the competition for cash prizes totalling $500! Contestants can sign up at the door between 6-7pm or email online info@acclf.com. There’s a $5 registration fee.

The event will be hosted by aka Subliminal and feature performances by Urban Arts including music by Roots Redemption.

For more info check out the ACCLF website here.

Good luck!

motion’s graf @ hiphop-homage.com

“Spreading Love – Showing Respect & Paying Homage!!!”

HipHop-Homage.com is an online ode to all great aspects of Hip-Hop. Featuring the Art of the multi-talented SteelCity dweller Eklipz, HipHop-Homage is a portal to express and expose the culture and art of Hip Hop – its Pioneers, Icons and future Stars. This week’s feature is a poetic collabo titled GRAF: wordz by Motion, layout & illustration by Eklipz, and photography by awk.


Call Out!

Womenz Wordz is accepting new pieces of poetry, fiction, drama. Anything that you’re writing, we want it! Send your submissions to
womenwithwordz@gmail.com and see your work as the next featured post. Peace and blessing.

PoetiKs: An Exhibit of Word and Sound

Big News from Womenz Wordz!!! Two weeks from now, August 25th, the spoken word phenomenon Poetiks will take place at Nathan Phillips Square hosted by writing instructor and Women with Words organizer Motion!

PLUS our very own Roots Kizzy will be doing her thing making her big time Toronto debut. Come out to Poetiks and support our girl! Event is from 12pm to 2pm. It a family event, bring friends, bring the kids, enjoy the poetry, live music, and interactive poetry including a giant poetry board.

Check out the facebook event:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140971329266688

See you there!

Call for Writing Submissions!

Womenz Wordz blog is always on the look out for new poetry, stories, drama and lyrics. If you have something fresh to share with us, submit your piece to Womenz Wordz
*Note that the editors of Womenz Wordz blog have to right to reject any work that is inappropriate or offensive in nature. Also be patient, as it may take a few weeks to get your writing up on the blog.*

Call for Art Submissions!

Womenz Wordz is looking for talented art pieces to be showcased on our blog. Anything goes! If you have something to share with us, please submit to Womenz Wordz with "artwork" in the subject.

MUSIK, VIDEO, and MORE!

If you have any sick tunes, videos or other links you would like to share with us, whether related to something you read on the blog or a link that you think we should showcase, send the URL to Womenz Wordz with "links" in the subject.