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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

NEO Poet Field Guide

Full name: Kisha Nicole Foster

Age: 29

Habitat: I live on the East Side of Cleveland, Ohio with my two kittens, Mattie and Valerie

Range: The Lit Center, B-Sides, The Underground, The Humidor, Cleveland State University…I’m like 19…I’m EveryWhere!!!

Diet: James Baldwin, Tom Wolfe, Nikki Giovanni, Any movie by Quentin Tarentino, especially Death Proof!!! Whoooohooo…I read anything

Distinguishing Markings: Call and Post, Cleveland Poetry Scenes, Cool Cleveland, Top 25 Writers 2006; National Slam Team 2003; Individual World Poetry Slam 2008

Predators: Be cautious when approaching me, I look mild and calm…lo and behold that is just a look and looks can most definitely be deceiving.

Prey: I try to focus on those who are closed off to simplicity…the ones who fall into evil stereotypes with droopy eyes staring at the same bland colors and workings of life when it can all be simple…smile love and enjoy the good and the bad because that’s all we got…our faith does not put more on us than we can bear.

Call:

Acrostic Poem #2

Kisha Nicole Foster

Knowing right from wrong is the worst
It becomes sickening when one knows and doesn’t act
Suppressing one’s voice keeping the
Healing words inside of a body
Anxiously awaiting arrivals of anguish

Forcing
Oneself into corners
Stirring thoughts against emotions
Terror sets in the crevices, the folds of skin
Entering the changes of life, growing, accepting
Responsibility; owning it.

Contact: Kisha_foster@hotmail.com
Myspace.com/kishanicole26


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like that Kisha. I didn't know that you had posted something new.
Love ya. Me!!!

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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau