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Read Winning Entries in Ward 6 Democrats Poetry Contest

The winners are in! In celebration of April as National Poetry Month, the Ward 6 Dems sponsored Words Matter, a poetry contest open to all residents...

Poem: Lifetime Pass

Keith David Parsons says he is “a native of West Virginia, USA, living in Washington, DC, and less conflicted about it than you might think.” He...

The Poetic Hill: Changing Hearts, Right or Wrong

In something of a departure this month, we’re reaching back in time to highlight a poet featured in Kim Roberts’s new anthology, “By Broad...

From Pandemic to Protest

Tori Collins is a native Chicagoan who lives and works in DC. Currently an unpublished writer, she hopes to self-publish her work in the...

What We Are

I can’t reconcile what we are with what we are. We can love with incredible passion and hate with searing intensity. We idolize and brutalize our children and sacrifice...

The Poetic Hill

J.D. Smith is a District writer who has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative...

Being Free

We don't want to be human anymore! Not the animal part of human, anyway. Three and a half billion years of evolving into what we don't want...

The Answer

If man, as a species, rises to the occasion And takes the heavens by storm, If we triumph over every element and elemental force That reality has contrived, that endless universes Have...
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