Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Elizabeth Acevedo's 'Beloved'

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 ReviewBeltway QuarterlyCallaloo, Madcap ReviewThe Notre Dame Review, Ostrich Review, and Poet Lore


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

Elizabeth Acevedo on FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram

Elizabeth Acevedo at Project Voice

All Def Poetry

Women of the World Poetry Slam 2016 (Elizabeth Acevedo)

1 comment:

drew said...

Thanks for introducing me to yet another great poet.