Melissa Hassard

This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.

— Walt Whitman

Apr 13
Apr 11

escapekit:

The Instragram of Brock Davis

Brock who seems to dabble in every creative field from illustration and photography to advertising and apparel. His Instagram account is where his brilliance seems to be most highly concentrated, each image is unique, yet oh so simple. You can see more if his work right here.

(Source: thisiscolossal.com)

Mar 13

beingliberal:

Christopher Soghoian at SXSW 2014…  Even the folks who condemn Edward Snowden must agree.  Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Yahoo wouldn’t act without a “nudge”… 

"After 40 years of impoverished black men getting prison time for selling weed, white men are planning to get rich doing the same things. So that’s why I think we have to start talking about reparations for the war on drugs. How do we repair the harms caused?"

- Michelle Alexander 

(via babeeface)

Mar 12
(via Norway’s Planned Memorial To Utoya Mass Shooting Is Powerful (PHOTOS))
Mar 6

(via Norway’s Planned Memorial To Utoya Mass Shooting Is Powerful (PHOTOS))

Join us!
Second Saturday Poetry & Open Mic
Tate Street Coffee House
March 8, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Featured Poets:  Alice Osborn and Maureen Sherbondy

Saturday, March 8 from 7-9:00pm at Tate Street Coffee House, celebrate International Women’s Day and the Female Artist Takeover 2014 weekend with us!  Poets Alice Osborn and Maureen Sherbondy visit the Triad for an evening of poetry, music, and open mic.

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Mar 5
The Female Artist Takeover Weekend is here!
poetryeater:

The quote I had tacked to my board while I was writing Lit is from Samuel Beckett, and it’s really helpful: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail better.”
- Mary Karr, from Why We Write
Mar 4

poetryeater:

The quote I had tacked to my board while I was writing Lit is from Samuel Beckett, and it’s really helpful: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail better.”

- Mary Karr, from Why We Write

"Every time I look at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid."

- Best Supporting Actress winner LUPITA NYONG’O, accepting her Oscar for 12 Years A Slave. (via inothernews)

Mar 2
March Monthly Meeting | Jacinta V. White joins us for One City, One Prompt

Women Writers of the Triad is honored that Jacinta V. White will be joining us to lead us through One City, One Prompt writing prompt, on the theme Begin Again.
Feb 28

March Monthly Meeting | Jacinta V. White joins us for One City, One Prompt

Women Writers of the Triad is honored that Jacinta V. White will be joining us to lead us through One City, One Prompt writing prompt, on the theme Begin Again.

Feb 27

comedycentral:

Click here for more on the Obama administration’s cuts to the defense budget from last night’s Daily Show.

"You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time."

- Angela Davis - from a lecture delivered at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. February 13th, 2014. (via cosmicroots)

(Source: ninjaruski, via elige)

Feb 27

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Second Saturdays at Tate Street Coffee House Poetry Readings & Open Mic. It’s an honor for WWOT to host these talented featured poets, both regional and from out of state, down on Tate Street. This is a great…

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Feb 2
Second Saturdays at Tate Street Coffee House | Winter Series
Jan 23

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