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Joel Dias-Porter
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Attended School of Hard Knocks
Lives in Atlantic City, NJ
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Tuesday Tidbits 12 MAY 05
MUSIC LESSONS My stuffed panda, nicknamed Pythagoras, sang to me until I was ten. Then I heard the bike sprocket of logic rip up the pants leg of his song. The logic of adolescence is the long blue ache for adulthood. I blew adolescence like bubbles from a ...
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Wind turbine- She loves me she loves me not she loves me  "Girl, he called me again last night" she said to her girlfriend sitting one seat beyond her, "but I ain't gonna let him know what's up yet. "He fine, but you know how boys be doing." Her friend nodd...
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Took what was supposed to be a weekend trip down to James Madison University for the Furious Flower poetry conference and it turned into two weeks in the DC area helping out a friend on a contracting job. At Furious Flower I got to hang out with a bunch of ...
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Here Comes The Sun
C The cherry atop My hot chocolate- Her hair's red highlights
C The cherry atop My hot chocolate- Her hair's red highlights
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A Full Mug
It was a Monday night in the Anacostia section of DC, we were three; Kenny Carroll, Brian Gilmore and myself, all chilling at the Eight Rock Cultural Arts Center that Kenny ran. We had a poetry group, the 8 Rock Collective that was named after the center. W...
It was a Monday night in the Anacostia section of DC, we were three; Kenny Carroll, Brian Gilmore and myself, all chilling at the Eight Rock Cultural Arts Center that Kenny ran. We had a poetry group, the 8 Rock Collective th...
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No Good Deed (Goes Unpunished)
It was one o'clock in the morning and there were two things on the table in front of me; a slice of Lemon Pound cake and a white Apple bag containing a small gift. I couldn't really tell which one was pissing me off more, the Apple bag I was certain, was mo...
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Yes. I have had them read the poem found in Poetry Magazine and the two autobiographical poems I found on your site...
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Wind turbine- She loves me she loves me not she loves me  "Girl, he called me again last night" she said to her girlfriend sitting one seat beyond her, "but I ain't gonna let him know what's up yet. "He fine, but you know how boys be doing." Her friend nodd...
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Tuesday Tidbits
Swirling leaves- That time her parents Walked in on us Ebola on TV- The kids prepare their Halloween masks First hint of red
from a paper cut- Dear John Her eyes When asked for water- blaze of leaves Watching the phone- The devil that you don't know the dev...
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Finally got my mojo back after a long dry spell. I think I have a short, short story in me too, if I can ever sit still long enough to get it down. Fourth of July The steady pop pop pop of the rain Second date My car already parked in her garage Cornbread E...
Finally got my mojo back after a long dry spell. I think I have a short, short story in me too, if I can ever sit still long enough to get it down. Fourth of July The steady pop pop pop of the rain Second date My car already ...
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It was a Monday night in the Anacostia section of DC, we were three; Kenny Carroll, Brian Gilmore and myself, all chilling at the Eight Rock Cultural Arts Center that Kenny ran. We had a poetry group, the 8 Rock Collective th...
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Atlantic City, NJ
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Pittsburgh, PA - Washington, DC
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I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and was a professional DJ in the DC area. From 1994- 1999 I competed in the National Poetry Slam, and was the 1998 and 99 Haiku Slam Champion. Places my poems have been published include POETRY, Ploughshares, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Callaloo, Antioch Review, Red Brick Review, Beltway Quarterly and the anthologies Best American Poetry 2014, Gathering Ground, Break Beat Poets, Red Reads First, Love Poetry Out Loud, Meow: Spoken Word from the Black Cat, Short Fuse, Role Call, Def Poetry Jam, 360 Degrees of Black Poetry, Slam (The Book), Revival: Spoken Word from Lollapallooza, Poetry Nation, Beyond the Frontier, Spoken Word Revolution, Catch a Fire, and The Black Rooster Social Inn Performances include the Today Show, the documentary SlamNation, on BET, and in the feature film Slam. A Cave Canem fellow and the father of a young son, I have a CD of jazz and poetry on Black Magi Music, entitled "LibationSong".
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  • School of Hard Knocks
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DJ Renegade