This weeks poet of the week is Corrine Dragon! Corrine has been a part of the Writing Club at Avenue A for three years. A fun fact about Corrine is that not only is she a great writer and an amazing musician—she is also a talented artist! Corrine’s specialty is ceramics, and she wants to pursue a career in teaching art! Today’s poem by Corrine is featured in our new anthology “What I Meant to Say” and has been read at many public meetings including a celebration in honor of Martin Luther King jr. The piece is called “Untitled Movement One” .
Untitled: Movement One By Corrine Dragon They were coming from the lands of no father Back of the yard where the weeds almost paint the sky Stereotypical hoodlums always-fits-the-description teenagers With round faces and hope clutched in their fists as they walked down the street Hoping that the cuts on their knuckles had time to heal before their rights are dripping out of their bodies once again Instead of learning how to read and write they're taught to recite the Miranda rights and never look suspicious Always travel in two or more and never go out at night Their dreams, sweat tossed with screams are filled with the Pleadings of tomorrow
Please come back every day this week to hear more from Corrine Dragon, and come back next week to hear from another talented young writer!