Poetry is used to fight for social equity and to soothe the soul. As long as people have been communicating poetry has lived, starting from the throat and transitioning to the paper. No matter the method it’s power illuminates.
Host, Jayde Symone, opens the show with some of what she calls “pre-teen poetry”. Poems she wrote when she was 12-years-old and still has today. She is joined by dancer, and poet Abena Beloved Green. Who has recently published her first book of poetry titled “The Way We Hold On”. Her poems address cultural, social, and environmental issues, relationships, and reflect on everyday life as a small-town raised, semi-nomadic, first-generation African Nova Scotian.