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 […]

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 […]

October 1, 2015 This week’s #WordCrushWednesday featured poet is South Plantation High School senior, D’Andria Smith. D’Andria will be turning 18 later this month and aspires to be an award winning writer. She says writing has become her outlet and safe haven and, in fact, her “heart beats for writing.” She can feel the words […]

September 23, 2015 This week’s #WordCrushWednesday winner is bluapple poet Marnino Toussaint. Marnino is a 19-year-old rapper, poet, and teaching artist for the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. He has been writing for six years now and has indulged in the art of spoken word and poetry since the age of 17. Marnino has fallen […]