Author Archives: Peter Clarke

A Response to Layli Long Soldier’s Poetry Reading

This was my first in-person poetry reading, and it was wonderful! As I listened to Layli Long Soldier’s voice as she read from Whereas I couldn’t help but remember how powerful spoken word is. Her presence gave extra life to the … Continue reading

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A response to diction in (Untitled) by Ron Allen

(Untitled) by RON ALLEN from What I Say I read this piece out loud a couple of times, and each time I read it, I got very visceral reactions to the diction used. As I read this, I thought back to how … Continue reading

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freeing myself

Creative response: goo.gl/Wc5iEC Whenever I think of poetry, I like to think of it as a gateway for me to explore the more creative side of me – one that’s ready to test boundaries and create ways to express myself that … Continue reading

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The Pressure of Whiteness

Whiteness acts as an oppressive normalizing force on the work of artists of color. By creating the norm in such a way that alienates and disparages those that step outside of it, whiteness has obscured the reading of experimental tactics … Continue reading

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