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Last month (February, 2014) West Virginia Culture and History banned Grace Pritt, a Hurricane High student from reciting my poem “Black Diamonds” at the Governors Arts Awards. The poem honors the widows of the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine disaster. Yep. … Continue reading
The song, Are My Hands Clean from Sweet Honey and the Rock, tells the story of the making of a shirt from the picking of cotton to its purchase at Sears and all stops in between. It’s a song that … Continue reading
It is foolish to say we are destroying the earth ~ cause everything we’re doing destroys us first – KRS ONE, The Gospel of Hip Hop Me and my 9th grade crew, with boom box I was in the 9th grade … Continue reading
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“Randy Moss ain’t shit!” That’s what my son’s father said to me when I was six months pregnant. Actually he said, “Randy Moss, West Virginia ain’t shit.” How Randy Moss got mixed up in my “baby daddy” drama over the … Continue reading
Crystal Good presents at TEDx Lewisburg 2013
August 11, 2013
Tagged affrilachia, Appalachia, Frank X Walker, Henry Louis Gates Jr., jason williams, jerry west, mountain top removal, nikki finney, poetry, poverty, quantum christian, quantum physics, rand, randy moss, West Virginia
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First came the Boom a video shot by Jeff Getner and then the Boom Boom shot by Paul Corbit Brown and edited by I hope you will watch these videos and be moved to share your voice in the dialogue … Continue reading
Tagged abuse, boom, coal, crystalgood, dougimbrogno, environmental, feminist, frakking, mountiantopremoval, OVEC, paulcorbitbrown, poetry, poledancer, strippers, valleygirl, West Virginia, womanist
I’ve been “crowd-sourcing” this poem Facebook and invite your edits. Please feel to post your thoughts, suggestions or rejections. I welcome your perspective. email@example.com POEM IN PROGRESS POWER TO THE PEOPLE. POWER TO THE PEOPLE. POWER TO THE PEOPLE he chants. Seventeen timesthe age of … Continue reading
I recently started a new job with West Virginia State University as the “Extension Service Interim Assistant Director for Development” – long title for fundraising and marketing. It feels good to be back on campus — the place I wrote Valley … Continue reading
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Tagged chemical valley, Crystal Good, daisybones, heidi richardson eveans, kanawha valley, letterpress, OVEC, paper, poetry, Valley Girl, West Virginia State University, WVSU
I wrote this four years ago while working at the Covenant House. I just found it while searching for a mailing list on a thumb drive. Here are my reflections on my childhood friend who passed away, Changa Kidd and … Continue reading
Tagged adolescence, America, bi racial, cancer, Changa Kidd, class, Dr. Kidd, FAMU, love, Malcolm X, obama, racism, Tallahassee, tolerance
When a homeless man called Elizabeth walks into your office and asks you to help him find his family after 30 years – what do you do? You say a prayer, like his family did for three decades that Elizabeth will get … Continue reading