In this edition of "Electric Poetry" featuring Joseph Felkers, we cover imagery, family, and the awesomeness that is Ocean Vuong. Joseph Felkers is a junior at Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids, MI. His work is forthcoming or has been featured in decomP magazinE, SOFTBLOW, Superstition Review, among others. He is a genre editor for Polyphony H.S. and a reader and mentee with The Adroit Journal and an ice cream connoisseur at his local ice cream parlor.
Aired 2016-11-1: Amiri Baraka, Aja Monet, Zora Howard, and Nikki Giovanni are just a few names on the long list of poets who have influenced Taylor and her work as a writer. Taylor is a GR native whose most recent work focuses on the heavy topic of sexual assault and the healing process. She performs frequently at local open mics and also freelances when able.
Aired 2016-9-6: Kelsey May is a graduate of the Grand Valley State University Writing Department and a regular contributor to SkipFiction. She is passionate about social justice and activism, especially with issues of consent and sexual abuse or misconduct. Her work has recently appeared in over twenty publications, including Broken Plate and NonBinary Review. She has also received numerous grants and awards, including a nomination for a 2016 Pushcart Prize. She is now a married woman, and she’s pretty geeked about it.
West Michigan poet Kelsey May shares three new pieces on WYCE's Electric Poetry.
Kelsey May is a poet from Grand Rapids, Michigan and currently attends Grand Valley State University where she majors in Writing. She lived on-and-off in Washington, D.C. over the course of two years and owes much of her inspiration and content for her poems to her time there. She is passionate about social and environmental justice. Her work has been published in The Maine Review, Voices, and HowlRound. Read more at wordsareaneed.blogspot.com.
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