Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Jeffrey Odera, a senior at Miramar High School.  Mr. Odera, whose stage name is $oflo Jeff, is both a poet and an aspiring rapper who has been writing since “the very day life decided to wake me up and openly invite me to what society and mankind really is”.  […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Rodeferledine Alexis, a freshman at Florida Memorial University. Ms. Alexis, a 2015 graduate of Boca Raton Community High School, moved from Haiti 4 years ago and, when she was 12, began writing poetry in her native French and Creole. At the age of 14, Rodeferledine began writing in English […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Joshua Bullock, a sophomore at Western High School. Mr. Bullock has a passion for words and is currently on a mission to write a new poem everyday using the word of the day supplied by He also “really likes Oreos”. Today we highlight Joshua’s original poem entitled Where […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Alabaster Henry-Bruce, a senior at Northeast High School. Ms. Henry-Bruce is not only an amazing poet, but also a talented actress who is considering the pursuit of her love of the arts as a full-time career. Alabaster recently took 2nd place at the Word Up Poetry Slam. Today we highlight Alabaster’s […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Marie S. Saint Fort, a senior at Deerfield Beach High School. Ms. Saint Fort was a participant in the recent 2015 Word-Up Poetry slam. Her most evident traits may be her passionate, joyful spirit, and love of poetry. Today we highlight Marie’s original poem entitled Where I Come From. Where […]

Every Tuesday, bluapple Poetry dedicates the day to spotlighting a poet, event or cause that helps spread the word of spoken word poetry. This week the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network would like to spotlight tonight’s Blaze the Stage at Blaze Pizza Davie for our #SpotlightTuesday segment. Blaze the Stage, hosted by Marnino Toussaint, is […]

Congratulations to this weeks #WordCrushWednesday winner Carrie McKenna from Hollywood Hills High School! This week’s poem is entitled The Promise of Depression.   The Promise of Depression   The record spins, spins, and spins. Playing the same song over and over again. She became a mixture of emotions, one part suicidal and two parts lonely. […]

October 14, 2015 Nathaniel David Hopwood has been named this weeks #WordCrushWednesday winner! Nathaniel is a 16 year old native of West Palm Beach and currently attends Boca Raton Community High school.  The title of the poem is called The Roots of Poetry. “This poem was influenced by my overall experience with poetry and how […]

On September 29th, 2015, the 11th floor of Broward College’s Downtown Campus was abuzz with poetry. Teachers from Homestead to Deerfield Beach packed into the conference room to take part in the annual Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network Teacher Orientation and Training. This year, there was a healthy mix of veteran bluapple teachers and educators […]