Lean into fear. Write the hard poem.
~ Elizabeth Acevedo
In the video below, writer, spoken word poet-performer, and arts educator Elizabeth Acevedo recites her poem "Beloved, Or If You Are Murdered Tomorrow". The timely poem needs no further introduction.
Acevedo, a Cave Canem Fellow and winner of the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam, is the author of the forthcoming Blessed Fruit & Other Origin Myths (September 2016), a finalist for the Yes Yes Books chapbook poetry prize. Acevedo's work has appeared in numerous literary periodicals, including Acentos Review, Beltway Quarterly, Callaloo, Madcap Review, The Notre Dame Review, Ostrich Review, and Poet Lore.
Shanice Davis, "Poet Elizabeth Acevedo on Why #BlackLivesMatter Should Matter to Latinos", Vibe, July 11, 2016
Paulette Beete, "Art Talk with Poet and 2016 Poetry Out Loud Host Elizabeth Acevedo", ArtWorks Blog, National Endowment for the Arts, April 12, 2016
Raquel Reichard, "Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Elizabeth Acevedo", Latina, November 11, 2015
Corinne Segal, "Spoken Word Poet Elizabeth Acevedo Issues a Challenge to Rape Culture", PBS NewsHour, October 26, 2015
Elizabeth Acevedo Website
Elizabeth Acevedo TEDTalk on YouTube
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Women of the World Poetry Slam 2016 (Elizabeth Acevedo)