Poetic Pontification: On poetic community

Berkeley has been home to many poets in the past, and today is no different. This week, Melina sits down with Taylor Stoneman, a poet from Arizona, who found Berkeley to be the perfect place for her poetry to flourish.

We exist on the page

This language belongs to every person of color, regardless of anyone’s racism or bigotry. We belong in the English language, the English curriculum and the literary world.
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Reading closely for pleasure

Create to Connect

Reading closely is about creating a more pleasurable experience for yourself. I compared it to eating more mindfully — chewing slowly, feeling the texture, noticing the colors and smelling the scent.
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Leaning into my creativity

Create to connect

I realized that the average person spends a lot of time immersed in stories, media and art. It gave me a tiny nudge that this world has space for me to share my stories and art too.
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