Today, we spotlight poet and spoken word artist, Alayaha Rucker. Ms. Rucker, also know as “Flow”, is 16 years old and a junior at Blanche Ely High school. She is a member of UTP, which is Blanche Ely’s poetry club, and a powerful writer to say the least. Her proficiency at her craft was no […]

Today, we spotlight poet and educator, Ashley M. Jones. Ms. Jones, who is formerly bluapple intern, hold an MFA in poetry from Florida Atlantic University. Currently, she is a creative writing faculty member at Alabama School of Fine Arts, as she continues to spread the good word and empowers many with her voice and gift. […]

Today for #WordCrushWednesday we would like to honor an amazing artist, positive spirit and also co-founder of this network, Omari Hardwick. Omari has joined forces with Tess Albrecht’s and Palmer Brown’s “Sign For Delivery” to stand for those who are victims of domestic violence. For more infomaton regarding this campaign click here: omarihardwick.signfordelivery.com Also please […]

For this week’s #WordCrushWednesday we’d like to spotlight an amazing poet, singer, and all around artist, Douglas Goodridge! Doug has been a part of the bluapple Poetry Network for as long as we can remember. His impact has been undeniably powerful and his humility is refreshing. We are glad to have been part of his […]

For this week’s #WordCrushWednesday and we’d like to honor our LTABFLA Indy Champion Desiray Baptiste. Desiray is a senior at Miramar high school. She has been writing for 13 years and has been a poet for three years. Desire, as some may call her, is 18 and her favorite color is purple. In the fall […]

Congratulations to all of the participants in the 2016 Louder Than A Bomb Florida (LTABFLA) festival.  Instead of highlighting a poet this week, we are releasing the 16 advancing teams and times for the Team Seminfinals on Saturday, April 9th! There will be four semifinal bouts, one each at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm at […]

Congratulations to Craig Heyne who is this week’s #WordCrushWednesday winner! Craig is 18 years old and from Sunrise, FL. He is a senior at Nova High School and very involved in many different extracurricular activities such as Poetry, drama, debate, and speech. He is currently graduating and looking to attend Illinois State University. Please enjoy […]

Juana Castro our #WordCrushWednesday winner and also better known as the South Florida Youth Poet Laureate. Juanita is a double major in English and Political Science at NSU, a bluapple intern, and a devoted dog lover/pizza eater in her free time. Please enjoy her piece “Womanhood” in honor of women’s history month. Womanhood   What […]

This is a special #WordCrushWednesday winner! In honor of Women’s History Month we have selected our very own bluapple Teching Artist Sherrika Mitchell! Jamaican-born Sherrika was gifted in the arts from the start, but it wasn’t until high school that she found her love for poetry. Continuing her education as a graduate student at Florida […]