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My Work. My Word.

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At the beginning and end of it all, I am a woman who is searching - desperately - for something, and is hoping - eagerly - to find it in the words I write. I am as aware of the skeletons in my closet as I am of the progress I have made. It is part of my process to share my interpretations as I unpack those things most are either too afraid to talk about or simply unable to find the phrases for. I am a writer in this sense. My sole wish is to relate to as many people in as many situations as I can - to normalize airing out the dirt us usually sweep under the rug. To make something beautiful of the ugliness we all endure at some point. To give a voice to the parts of us we silence and make it sound good enough to memorize and recite out loud, proudly.

 

I have been writing poetry since elementary school and my first live performance was at a local open mic seven years ago. Since then, I have had the opportunity to perform on numerous occasions at places including academic institutions, art exhibits, weddings, competitions, fundraisers, poetry showcases, etc. Being on stage is cathartic, but the moments after I walk off are what make me return. The hugs I have received from strangers, the innate relation and relief so thick in the air between us, are what makes it worth it. Being told that my words helped someone tangibly capture their own previously ineffable thoughts is what keeps me writing late into the night past my own doubts and fears. Seeing, firsthand, that I can make even one person feel a little less alone and a little more understood provides my greatest reward. Writing is my bread and performing is my butter.

 

I have written two books of poetry and am now working on my third release. I have always believed in writing what you know, so much of my work is built with the marrow of my own bones and fleshed out with experiences lived, witnessed or created. In my writing I explore what it means to be a person and live a life. I ponder womanhood, purpose, love, self, others. I question societal norms and advocate for social justice. I share lessons I've learned and lessons I can't seem to get the grasp of. I share the coordinates of various places I've crossed along my journey in hopes of helping us all reach the final destination together, with more grace than grief.

You can see some of my work in the videos below.

 

I am currently open for booking. For inquiries, email sadecruthepoet@gmail.com

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At the beginning and end of it all, I am a woman who is searching - desperately - for something, and is hoping - eagerly - to find it in the words I write. I am as aware of the skeletons in my closet as I am of the progress I have made. It is part of my process to share my interpretations as I unpack those things most are either too afraid to talk about or simply unable to find the phrases for. I am a writer in this sense. My sole wish is to relate to as many people in as many situations as I can - to normalize airing out the dirt us usually sweep under the rug. To make something beautiful of the ugliness we all endure at some point. To give a voice to the parts of us we silence and make it sound good enough to memorize and recite out loud, proudly.

 

I have been writing poetry since elementary school and my first live performance was at a local open mic seven years ago. Since then, I have had the opportunity to perform on numerous occasions at places including academic institutions, art exhibits, weddings, competitions, fundraisers, poetry showcases, etc. Being on stage is cathartic, but the moments after I walk off are what make me return. The hugs I have received from strangers, the innate relation and relief so thick in the air between us, are what makes it worth it. Being told that my words helped someone tangibly capture their own previously ineffable thoughts is what keeps me writing late into the night past my own doubts and fears. Seeing, firsthand, that I can make even one person feel a little less alone and a little more understood provides my greatest reward. Writing is my bread and performing is my butter.

 

I have written two books of poetry and am now working on my third release. I have always believed in writing what you know, so much of my work is built with the marrow of my own bones and fleshed out with experiences lived, witnessed or created. In my writing I explore what it means to be a person and live a life. I ponder womanhood, purpose, love, self, others. I question societal norms and advocate for social justice. I share lessons I've learned and lessons I can't seem to get the grasp of. I share the coordinates of various places I've crossed along my journey in hopes of helping us all reach the final destination together, with more grace than grief.

You can see some of my work in the videos below.

 

I am currently open for booking. For inquiries, email sadecruthepoet@gmail.com

Marcus Leonard courtesy of Congo TV Network.jpg

The Rite of Poet

Deep words are the result of even deeper scars.
The writers with the sharpest tongues are the ones
who once had to bite theirs too often. Too hard.
They remember the pain.
They still taste the blood.
But they've learned to embrace their gift.
To make it beautiful.
To show that even flowers can grow without water.
For the ones who have starved are the hungriest.
The most passionate.
They learned to survive off of nothing but words.
They had no choice but to be potent.
Concentrated. Heavy.
For a poet is only a poet because they need to be.
It is not ever a choice. 

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