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 […]

Congratulations to Rokita Raysor our first ever Middle School #WordCrushWednesday Recipient! Rokita attends Deerfield Beach Middle is old school all the way; she has a huge appreciation for the legends of music such as Tupac and Aaliyah. Also Rokita is an avid writer and a pursuer of her dreams. Please give it up for our […]

We would like to congratulate Isabella “Bella” Wallace for being this week’s #WordCrushWednesday winner! Bella is a 9th grade student who currently attends Western High School and loves to write. Although a more timid spirit, her words are nothing to be taken lightly. Please enjoy Bella’s spotlighted poem I promise. I can’t promise you that […]

This week’s #WordCrushWednesday featured poet is a 10th grade student who currently attends Hollywood hills high school. Laudz Fenelus, also known as Queen Spoken,  is not only a passionate poet but also has a voice like no other. Often Laudz incorporates her love of music into her poetry, making the emotion and connection so much greater. […]

This week’s #WordCrushWednesday featured poet is a Junior at Northeast High School and an avid writer. Rebecca Rubin has been performing poetry since 6th grade and also has a passion for dancing as well. This week we will showcase her poem entitled Bottle of Sins.   Bottle of Sins Piece- I swallow red rum and roll […]

This week’s #WordCrushWednesday featured poet is a South Plantation High School Senior and now a two-time #WordCrushWednesday winner D’Andria Smith. D’Andria is 18 and is still focused on her goal of being an award winning writer. She has now become involved in poetry readings around the South Florida area such as BACA. She is young […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday winner Tendai “Tendays” Chafa-Govha, a senior from Flanagan High School. Tendai is a new and fresh poet will competing in the upcoming Louder Than A Bomb Event for the first time. Today we highlight his poem entitled ” We, Hopeless And Tired W.H.A.T?” Black don’t crack but sadly, We still […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Miles Pickens, a senior and passionate poet from Flanagan High School. Not only is Miles a strong component in his school’s poetry club, he sets an example for all young poets around him by stepping out and performing at cultural events in his region. Miles was a featured poet […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Brandon Robinson, a senior at Plantation High School.  Brandon a gifted poet and rapper and has been involved with the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network for three years and is indisputably a veteran in the program. He is passionate and has a powerful stage presence. Today we highlight Mr. […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Voshon Francois from Plantation High School. Voshon is a former “Flying L” and is a powerful poet that sometimes goes by the name “The black hatter”. His pieces are deeply connected to his emotions and are very honest. Often, he shares his struggles and triumphs by speaking on anything […]