Poetry features

Today our feature is @ksherbaniuk ♀️. She’s been writing for the past 5 years. She told us, “I started writing to process new experiences & challenges.” We discovered she grew up on a farm but now lives outside of Calgary, Canada. She studied Archaeology & Social Work. She also said, “The beautiful backdrop of Calgary often features in my work.” We hope you’ll enjoy her poem as much as we did & will go to her feed to discover more @ksherbaniuk on Instagram

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Today we are most pleased to feature Laura Ferries♀️ & her poem ‘Beauty Revolt.’ Ferries told us, “The inspiration for the poem came about from watching the British actress Jameela Jamil, speaking about the pressure on women to look a certain way, particularly the Kardashian mould.” She also told us, “My poem suggests, be different, break the mould, be you.” We couldn’t agree more with Ferries. To discover more of Ferries writing & her travel blog go to @lauraferrieswriter on Instagram

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On this fine autumn day🍃🍂🍃we are pleased to feature @pearlwrites ♀️. She told us, “I write to collect my thoughts & create some order among the chaos.” She also told us she writes in many different genres however she started an Instagram account to feature what she calls “fractured writing,” portions of pieces inspired by what she’s experiencing. She has coined these, “trembling triptychs.” To discover more of her writing visit her @pearlwrites on Instagram

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We are happy to feature Ché♀️ & her poem ‘Warning.’ She is the founder of @sis.speakup & author of @afwhispers. She told us at Delta International Voices♀️, “I write from experience & my reality. I feel everything can be a platform & I use poetry as a place for me to heal & make change. I am inspired by those who still feel lost & need a voice.” To discover more about her poetry go to @shewillspeak on Instagram

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We’re back in action & pleased to feature Sharona♀️ & her poem ‘Desolation.’ She is originally from Malta but currently lives in the UK. By day she is a personal injury litigation paralegal by night an aspiring poet. Some of her greatest influencerd are Rupi Kaur, Lang Leav & Michael Faudet. She told us, “Poetry is my form of expression.” To discover more of her work go to @love_lust_loss on Instagram

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Featuring this inspiring woman, runner, author & poet from @lp_writes on Instagram♀️

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We are pleased to bring you a poem by Efua Kwarteng♀️. Her current collection of poems entitled ‘Lost on the Way Back Home’ is currently available on Amazon. To discover more about her & her work go to @efuapoetry♀️ on Instagram

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Hello ladies♀️ of the world!🌎
We are so pleased to feature this poem tagged to us by @be_free_expressions on Instagram. What are the feelings it conjures up for you?

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Featuring Molly Murray♀️, writer, poet & editor. To discover more about her work go to @the_atelier_project on Instagram8.10.18 Molly Murray Roots.jpg

 

 

Featuring micopoetry from M. Wolf♀️. To read more of her work go to @mwolfpoetry on Instagram

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Featuring the poet Mira Hadlow♀️. To discover more of her writing go to @mirahadlow on Instagram

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We are most thankful to bring you this micropoem from Y.S. @shards.of.words from Instagram. We hope you’ll take the time to check out her writing there

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Featuring this moving poem entitled, ‘The Weight of Silence’ by Alison King from the UK. To discover more of King’s writing go to @alisonvking1302 on Instagram

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Featuring @keyboardpoet who can be found on Instagram. We hope you will enjoy reading her work29.8.18 keyboard.poet

 

 

Featuring Madeleine Shelle from California, USA. This particular poem is taken from a series, to read the rest check her out @madeleineshelle on Instagram

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We are happy to be able to feature the poem Waterfalls by Ondine Grace from her latest collection entitled ‘Peppermint Tea,’ now available on Amazon amzn.to/20dw8yw. We hope you’ll take the time to discover more of her poetry @poemsbyondine on Instagram

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We are very pleased to be able to feature April Lemieux again and her beautiful poem about being a woman. It illustrates the importance of embracing the imperfections we each have, which actually make us special. We hope you’ll also visit her @ottertwirls on Instagram to discover more of her inspirational words

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Featuring Julie Onoh and her poem Huntswoman. To read more of her work go to @julieonohwrites on Instagram

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Featuring these lovely words by Reese Leyva. To discover more of her work go to @reese.leyva on Instagram

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Featuring the talented Kadia Bladgrove & her poem Speck from her book Casual Musings. To discover more about her poetry, her book and her lovely presence go to @casualmuse on instagram to learn more or Casual Muse on FB

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Sharing some words of wisdom from our friends @empoweredwomentribe on Instagram. Something that we women need to be reminded of time and again

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Featuring the poem Choices, written by The Poetic Vein to read more of her work go to @thepoeticvein on Instagram

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Featuring this budding female writer, who is a bit of a mystery to us. We hope you’ll seek out her writing @_streaming_ink_ on Instagram
We’re excited to see what else she’ll produce

 

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Featuring this fresh aspiring female writer, Valeri Rose. To discover more of her talent go @valerirosepoetry on Instagram

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Featuring the talented writer Molly Murray from @the_atelier_project on Instagram. Her poem is a reflection based on the latest events unfolding at the US borders

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Featuring AA Thornton’s poem, Destination Unknown. We also hope you’ll check out her feed on Instagram @aa_thornton

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Featuring these hopeful words by Remy Maryl Rousselle, from New York. She is a poet and author. Go to @remymarylrousselle on Instagram to discover more of her work

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Featuring Saumya Chhetri and her micropoem. To discover more of her musings go to @saumya_chhetri on Instagram

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Friday’s featured poem is by Jacqui Hathaway Levin, entitled Opportunity. She is an emerging writer & yogi living in Japan. She has a blog that addresses recovery, sobriety & mental health, to discover more go check out her site https://theoam.blog/    and her feed on Instagram @the_oam

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Featuring this gem of a poem entitled, Reprieve by @ksherbaniuk on Instagram. We hope you’ll check out her feed, she also takes lovely nature photos

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This lovely micropoem is by @bernaka_poems on Instagram. We hope you’ll check out her feed and show her some support7.7.18 bernaka_poems.jpg

 

Featuring poetry by Leigh Sullivan. She is from Toronto, Canada. To discover more of her writing you can find her on Instagram @writesullivan

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Featuring @phoenixrises from Instagram. She is a British poet and curator of @herheartforms on Instagram. Art featured is by @shellfranzart also to be found on Instagram

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Featuring Laura Ferries. She is an English teacher & writer, originally from the UK but living in Spain. This poem was inspired by the work of Elizabeth Jennings, poet whom shes teaches about in her classes. To discover more about this authour check out her feed @lauraferrieswriter on Instagram. She also has a travel blog https://lauraferries.com

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Featuring poetry and illustrations by Riana Riya. You can read more of her words @rianariya on Instagram

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Featuring Pearl_writes #pearlwrites on Instagramand her trilogy of words

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Featuring @gariellatavini from Instagram. She is writing from Manchester, England, and has a powerful and insightful message to share7.6.18 gariellatavini.jpg

 

 

Featuring @emmywritesthings from Michigan USA. She told us she is inspired to write by her aunt and her mother. We hope you’ll draw inspiration from her poem7.6.18 emmywritesthings

 

 

 

Featuring @plastic.diamonds from Instagram and her truthful words7.6.18 plastic diamonds.jpg

 

Featuring this poem quote from Saaima Qureshi. How many of us have felt exactly the same way? To experience more of her words go to @crazy_words on Instagram

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Featuring the poem Eating Me, what is is that you’re hungry for in your life? To read more of this talented aspiring writing go to @awestreetpoetry on Instagram

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Featuring the poem entitled Weary by Heather Luna Rose, it is full of beauty and intensity. We hope you’ll check out more of her work @hlrpoetry on Instagram, you won’t be sorry you did17.5.18 hlrpoetry. Heather Luna Rose

 

We fell in love with the imagery of this poem about poetry by Swati Barik. To read more of her moving words check her out @wordswithqueens on Instagram17.5.18 wordswithqueens Swati Barik

 

 

Featuring Catie, who says she “Is a quiet observer from this crazy and beautiful world.” To discover more of her work go to @thisiscmink on Instagram

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Featuring H. Chambers and her micropoem that captures that late-spring feeling. To read more go to @hchamberspoems on Instagram

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Featuring Morganne from Ohio, USA & her words of inspiration. We all need a bit more of that in our lives during these sometimes angry times we’re living through. To discover more of her writing go to @bexleyheart on Instagram. Hope you’re having a positive week17.5.18 bexleyheart.morganne

 

 

Featuring these simple and powerful words from an emerging talent out of NYC-you can discover more of her garden of words @jhe.writes on Instagram. Although her poem is about being a mother, not of all us are mothers or have had positive relationships with our mothers and yet these words can still resonate with us because as women we are continually nurturing things: our creativity, our relationships, our gardens, our pets, our art, our friends &/or partners…the list goes on. Or perhaps we are also being nurtured by various fabulous women. It’s a beautiful thought, hold on to it & celebrate the beauty of you & the amazing woman you are. Much love from, Delta International Voices17.5.18 jhe.writes

 

 

Celebrating the art of concrete poetry by featuring Judith Agathon and her piece entitled, Air head. She is a graphic designer who creates fantastic concrete poems. To discover more of her work go to @calligramme on Instagram17.5.18 airhead

 

Featuring this creative combination of image and words. The artist said she “Was influenced by a friend to create this concrete inspired poem.” To discover more of this talent’s colourful illustrations and quotes go to @heartsoulmind1 on Instagram

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Featuring such positive words from this emerging writer who says she, “Writes to understand the world and herself.” To read more of her work go to @rainydaypoetess on Instagram17.5.18 therainyday poet

 

Featuring these empowering words from an aspiring writing from Nashville, TN USA. To discover more of her writing check her out on Instagram @el.li.poetry17.5.18 el.li

 

 

Featuring Evany Martinez from San Diego, CA USA and her touching poem about her mother. To discover more go @poetrynirvana on Instagram

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Featuring @poetryfromj from Instagram and her micropoem about transformations

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Featuring @schtickfigure_artist from Instagram. She is from India and told us she writes because it is a type of therapy for her

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Featuring aspiring writer Iris Nox & her beautiful micropoem about the inner strength we carry within all of us. To discover more of her work go to @irisnocturnal5.4.18 iris nox

 

 

Featuring a poem quote from Vaughn. She is from the US but is working in Cambodia for an anti-trafficing organization. She told us, “The women I work to serve inspire me- their honesty, sisterhood & desire for life.” We champion you, Vaughn, the work that you’re doing & the women you’re helping. To discover more of Vaughn’s work go to @thewoodendoor on Instagram

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Featuring an excerpt from, The Color of My Soul (available on Amazon) by a counselor and writer from the USA. She told us, “for me, writing is a form of expression and my response to life that cleanses the soul.” To read more of her work go to @ghettogeek_chic on Instagram

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Featuring Tanya S., originally from India and now settled in Ireland. She says she “is attracted to dark poetry.” Her micropoem, Self-destruction, heart-wrenchingly falls in this genre. To discover more of her writing go to @airlesspromises on Instagram

3.4.18 airlesspromisesFeaturing YS from Pakistan. Her poem is full of springtime metaphors describing a woman. She told us that she is “inspired by IG poet Gemma Troy and began writing by keeping a journal.”  To discover more of her writing go to @shards.of.words on Instagram

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Featuring A. Lemieux from Montana, USA. She told us that her writing is “inspired by the stories that each of us carry inside of ourselves. Those common threads that are the human experience.” To read more of her work go to @ottertwirls on Instagram

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Featuring Lyn Patterson from NY, USA. Her poem, Becoming she told us is her reflection on the moment she decided to bloom without apology. She is inspired by flowers and feels their evolution is similar to that of women. To read more of her work go to @poetryntings on Instagram

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Featuring *small*packages* from Sydney, Australia and her clever epistle to herself- we think it’s encouraging and could speak to many. To read more from this writer and performer’s work go to @smallpackagespoetry on Instagram

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Featuring Elyia Tyne from Kent, England and her poem, On being a woman. She is an avid tea drinker who loves to write. To discover more of her works go to @elysiatynepoetry on Instagram

 

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Featuring Marina from Uruguay, South America and her poem quote. She told us she writes poetry “because it’s the genre that lets me express myself without too many words.” To discover more of her work go to @apoeticmemoir on Instagram

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Featuring Meg Smith from Canada. She is an aspiring author and she has a powerful message to share with women. Meg’s voice matters to us, as do all the other female writers. To read more of Meg’s work go to @thisismegsmith on Instagram

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Featuring Kaya’s micropoem, I am. To discover more of her writing go to @divinelovepoems on Instagram

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Featuring Christy from Beruit, Lebanon. Her words about being true to who you are, are both tender and heartfelt. To read more of her work go to @pinkskyink on Instagram

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Featuring Emme from Dallas, TX USA. Her poem is positive and inspirational. Emme says she is “inspired by the beauty of life.” To read more of her work go to @emme_tropia on Instagram

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Cristina Filomena is from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Many of her poems are inspired by old journal entries from her past. Her book entitled, Lost: A Collection of Poetry & Prose, is currently available on Amazon. To read more of her inspiring words go to @cristinafilomenapoetry

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Featuring Isabella J. Mansfield from the USA. As she says, “I’m a mother, a poet and a music lover…” Her work here is a clever epigram type micropoem. To experience more of her work go to @isabellajmansfied on Instagram

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Featuring the poet Recovering Muse from Boston, MA USA. She “believes in the power of love and random acts of kindness (so do we).”  “…they float,” we think many of us have been there in some shape or form. To read more of her poetry go to @recoveringmuse on Instagram

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Featuring the talented Ailie Wallace from Scotland. She is a writer, poet and author. This is an excerpt from her poetry book, The Goddess Collection. To learn more about her poetry and collection go to @ailiewallace on Instagram

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Featuring Aquila from Africa. Her micropoem depicts the difficults of where to draw the line between aggression and assertiveness. Aquila is a writer and a runner. To read more of her work go to @aquila_b_poetry on Instagram

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Featuring Thinoosha Shanmugamoorthy an Indian – Sri Lankan poet. This poem is from her Life Series Collection and captures the emotions of overcoming. She is the editor of @heartsofbloomelusiveinnersoul.wordpress.com. To discover more of her work go to @thinoosha_shanmugamoorthy on Instagram

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Featuring Abigail Zerr from Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Her poem resonates with the frustration we often experience in finding our voice whether as a poet or in other circumstances we find ourselves in as women. Experience more of her work @rainbow_ink on Instagram

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Featuring Molly Murray from Montana, USA and her poem with delicate sea metaphors. Molly is a writer and founder of The Atelier Project: Conversations about Creativity, see www.mollymurray.squarespace.com .To experience more of her work go to @the_atelier_project on Instagram

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Featuring Natalie Cross from Los Angeles, California USA. She is an artist by trade and a poet. Her poetry has been published in various publications. To check out her geometric and vibrant paintings go @drkhorseknights on Instagram

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Featuring GLX from Cape Town, West Cape South Africa. She is a student who likes to write. Her micro poem is a cautionary tale about the ills of society. To read more of her poetry visit her @wristsofawriter on Instagram

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Featuring Juliet Ogodo, a poet and an artist from Lagos, Nigeria. Her poem Wisdom captures many of the questions we find ourselves asking in today’s world. To read more of her poetry visit her @nerojulietogodo on Instagram

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Featuring the talented Daje Morris and her poem Black Joy from her collection, Becoming Gold. Daje’s poems are “a documentation of her on-going process of learning to live shamelessly within the margins of beauty and strength.” To read more of her poetry visit her @dajemorrispoetry on Instagram

 

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Featuring Elizabeth Daniel from Kentucky, USA. Her poem I was just a child, carries the painstakingly beautiful voice of a child, begging for forgiveness of a destiny it was not responsible for. Elizabeth’s own story is one of survival and strength of will and courage. Her publisher is Creative Talents Unleased & her poetry book “Depths of the Soul” are available on Amazon. To discover more of her poetry, show her some love @poeticlife33

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K.M. Krane is a writer & a poet based in Northern California. Her poem is a clever metaphor for the pain that our family history can bring us. She’s “looking for a good arborist for a family tree.” To read more from this talent check her out @k.m.crane

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Featuring the talented Tabby Brown out of Berlin, Germany. She is an emerging Poet who works in marketing. Poetry is a her great passion. Go to Instragam @tabbypoetry to read more of her work

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Featuring Divya Hirani from London, England. Her poem captures the zeitgeist of our time. To read more of Divya’s work go to Instagram @soulofdivya

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Featuring artist and emerging poet Autumn Toenniss from Montana, USA. Her lovely micro poem is entitled, Forest of Limbs. To learn more about her words and art check her out @autumn_toenniss on Instagram

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Featuring the work of emerging poet Arpita Chakraborty entitled, Apart. Arpita is an engineering student from Agartala, India and considers herself a humanist. To read more of her poems check her out Arpita_Chakraborty and on Instagram @arpita.c_

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Featuring Leah Pells. Her poem entitled, Dark Wolf is moving and hopeful. Leah is a poet, writer and artist. She’s also written a book entitled, Not about the Medal. To discover more of Leah’s poetry check her out @lp_writes on Instagram.

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This is the fresh voice of Morgan Gemay from Montana, USA. Her words resonate the importance of respect and love for mankind. To read more of Morgan’s work check her out @morgan_gemay on Instagram

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We are happy to feature a poem by Australian poet Michelle Zuber. This poem emcompasses her thoughts about our own voices, “When dictionaries and textbooks are not written by us it feels wrong to apply them to us, to have them define us, considered as the authority on us.” To read more of Michelle’s work check her out @michellezuberwriter

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An incredibly powerful poem by Lisette who is from Phoenix, Arizona USA. It’s about the complicated relationship between a mother and daughter. To read more of Lisette’s work please check her out @lettersfromlisette

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This selected feature celebrates what it means to be a woman. It is entitled, The Power of Woman by Ev. To read more of Ev’s work you can find her @poetrybybev on Instagram

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This talented writer from Quebec, Canada is translating forgotten female French poets into English, helping them regain a voice in the 21st century. We salute her amazing efforts. This simple and moving poem was originally by Louise de Vilmorin. To read more of these translated gems go to @poetessesrebelles on Instagram

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Featured poem Staring Contests by M. Blake (USA), this micro poem packs a punch. To read more of her work check her out on Instagram @whiskeyandpens

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A beautiful piece of poetry paying homage to an important woman in the poet’s life, her mother, by the Nero Juliet Ogodo from Lagos, Nigeria. To discover more of her work check her out @nerojulietogodo on Instagram

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