From September, 2014

Alia

Name: Alia Hometown: Douglasville, Georgia by way of New York Age: 26 Age You First Fell in Love: I want to say I was 18, to the definition I think now, I want to say 18 Love Is: I think it’s like this feeling of, you know when you first go over a roller coaster…

Evan

Name: Evan Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma Age: 26 wonderful years old. Age You First Fell in Love: That is yet to be determined. Love Is: I think love is more of a reality thing, of you really being around someone who makes you better, not because they’re telling you to be better but because their sheer…

Him and I: The Cultural Importance of OutKast

OutKast, CounterPoint Music Festival, Black Love Project© Da Art of Storytellin’ (Part 1) is perhaps one of the most persistent songs from my childhood memories. I was ten years old when I first heard it and I remember the feeling it gave me, as it gives me the same feeling now. That feeling was and is Atlanta. What I mean by that is the feeling of the Bill Campbell, So-So Def, Mike and Carol in the Morning, Braves Win Atlanta. Economically and artistically, Atlanta was steadily growing in strength and influence. The energy from that growth, to me, can be…

Nanu

Name: Nanu Hometown: Loganville, Georgia Age: 22 Age You First Fell in Love: 21 Love Is: Love to me is one plus one equals one. When you think alike, you’re on the same page. You know that’s your best friend. It’s cliche, but your soul mate, you guys understand each other. I don’t even have…

Massa

Name: Massa Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Age: 21 Age You First Fell in Love: 19 Love Is: Simply, I think it’s unconditional. I think it doesn’t have an age, it doesn’t have a race. (pauses to gather her words and laughs) I guess. . .that’s why in the Bible God said the greatest command is love,…

Love Poems: They Will Make a Muse of You

they will use the word inspire when they speak of what you do to them you will make them want to be better men better than the fathers they do not know they will come to you for magic dicks rock hard as they stare at you and lick lips they do not ask questions only speak of themselves and how their dreams will get them far how their dreams will get them paid how their dreams will make them somebody how your thick thighs would look wrapped around them and how sliding inside of you would be art they…

Love Poems: Ghost Man of Him a Lay Us

Oh Mr. Renaissance Man So full of talents and qualities Wisdom beyond this age You travel across seas to understand your artistry You perform to heal You write to release And I get it For I travel across lands I write to heal I perform to release I understand you Mr. Renaissance Your artistic sensibilities Your passionate reflections What beautiful creations to be molded if we joined forces Renaissance woman and Renaissance man creating and feeling and loving oh yes loving where our words interlock and change people’s hearts and minds beginning with us for we would mold and change…

The Questions: Bridgette Burton

Another fellow Georgia alumni, Bridgette is also a writer and author of The 365: The Year of Getting Back to Me. Like myself, Bridgette loves words and love. In our post collegiate years, we’ve formed a quiet bond that is founded on our mutual respect of love and creativity. Bridgette was gracious enough to participate…