J Mac’s Word of the Day™ is facilitate. Make an action or process easier. What the civil rights movement did for black progress in the USA.

J Mac’s Word of the Day™ is inanition. Lack of mental or spiritual vigor. Exhaustion from lack of nourishment. Remain vigilant against it.

This young lady is dope.  If you judge this book by it’s cover, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Aesthetically, she appears to be the quiet friend of a friend that catches every eye in the room, but when she spits, she entrances her audience. Her words fly in like a superhero at world’s end. That […]

Tmbuktu is the coolest guy in the room. In every room. You meet him and instantly feel like you’ve known him for years; he’s the kind of guy ladies love and fellas just want to be seen hanging out with. His poetry is no different. His words voice our culture’s experience, past to present, and […]

Kayenne Nebula has one of the most powerful voices in poetry. Period. I recently had the pleasure of hearing her speak live, and as she began her recitation,  I watched her commandeer every set of eyes and ears within the power of her voice, which, apparently, was every set of eyes and ears in the […]

For those of you who are unfamiliar, Houston has one of the strongest, yet unexposed, poetry scenes in the United States. There are many names that come to mind when people think spoken word, but very few are as prolific as Texas Poet Laureate nominee and H-Town resident Unspoken Bean. A Prairie View A&M alum, […]