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[Poetry Friday] Nikki Giovanni in Paint Me Like I Am

As promised, this is the second part of my two-part feature.

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Fats here.

Last week, I shared two poems from Paint Me Like I Am, a poetry project by WriterCorps. As promised, this is the second part of my two-part feature. Paint Me Like I Am includes writing tips from the WritingCorps instructors. Each chapter offers a prompt that other writers could draw inspiration from. Below you’ll find the foreword written by celebrated poet, Nikki Giovanni.

Today’s Poetry Friday round-up is hosted by Michelle Kogan.



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Fats works at the Circulation Department of the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She takes book hoarding seriously and also enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats is either goofing around with her cat or playing video games. She is 60% Gryffindor and 40% Ravenclaw.

5 comments on “[Poetry Friday] Nikki Giovanni in Paint Me Like I Am

  1. lindabaie

    Yes, ‘humans will shrivel from emotional needs before we die of starvation or dehydration”. I’ve been reading several books about those surviving in the Holocaust, & though they really were near starvation, the connections to others seemed most important, even in the face of horror, being with others was important. Lovely to read this, Fats.

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  2. Kay Mcgriff

    Yes! I love this. And this week in particular it seems we are starving our souls because we refuse to connect with others who might be different.

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  3. Linda Mitchell

    Oh, my goodness….stunning poems. I love your response to the prompts.

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  4. “humans will shrivel from emotional needs before w die of starvation and dehydration.” As I’ve watched and read the callousness of others over the last few weeks, it’s clear that this line is unfortunately oh so true. This poem is poignant and full of wisdom. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Such powerful words in this poem, ”
    We need
    to respect the fear and embrace the longing
    of those who are new to the wilderness”

    Thanks for sharing them Fats!

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