I AM ON THE FLOOR MY BOOKS ARE #1 & #2 ON AMAZON AFTER 1 DAY! Thank you so much to everyone for supporting me and my words. As Yeats put it: "For words alone are certain good: Sing, then"
Thank you! I would be nowhere without the women whose footsteps I dance in. While reciting my poem, I wore a ring with a caged bird—a gift from @Oprah for the occasion , to symbolize Maya Angelou, a previous inaugural poet. Here’s to the women who have climbed my hills before. twitter.com/oprah/status/1…..
Poetry at the Super Bowl is a feat for art & our country, because it means we’re thinking imaginatively about human connection even when we feel siloed. I’ll honor 3 heroes who exemplify the best of this effort. Here’s to them, to poetry, & to a #SuperBowl like no other 💛
What a day. What a life. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you ✨ @ United States Capitol instagram.com/p/CKVEITzFTYG/…..
Self-love is revolutionary. We cannot fight for others when we're fighting a war inside ourselves. Compassion is a power that we first bestow on ourselves & then give away through our actions—to people, to our planet. When we recognize this, that is when love becomes our legacy.
This is 99 year old Althea. Her aide Cristy sent me this video of her responding to my inaugural poem that just warmed my heart. Part of the privilege of writing poetry is getting to touch other people’s lives. Thank you so much Althea for this gift 💛🙏🏿 https://t.co/8p4koEiVaY
I also can’t reiterate how exciting it is for me that others are excited to see poetry at a football game. What a time to be alive twitter.com/theamandagorma…..
My first ever children's book Change Sings is now available for pre-order! Illustrated by @lorenlong (of Barack Obama's "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters") & published by @VikingChildrens @penguinrandom . Be the first to own it below! penguinrandomhouse.com/books/634480/c….. https://t.co/sCBrvn4sEu
For news outlets, here is a necessary clarification about poet laureates by incredible US Poet Laureate @JoyHarjo . I am not the only one, nor the last https://t.co/5Kcreizq83
I was so excited to write a poem for the Super Bowl & even I’m not making plans to watch it with other people. Please stay home 🙏🏿 twitter.com/professorcrunk…..
1/2 Humbled to be the first poet to perform at the Super Bowl! I'm so excited to place poetry at the forefront of the most watched U.S. television broadcast, & to honor 3 heroes of the coronavirus pandemic. Can’t wait for the world to hear their stories! variety.com/2021/tv/news/a…..
Whenever I feel unable to write, I remember that Thomas Jefferson singled out young black poetess Phillis Wheatley with shallow disdain: "Among the blacks is misery enough, God knows, but no poetry." Then I crack my knuckles and get to work. twitter.com/ProfMSinha/sta…..
Rest in power, Cicely Tyson. Thank you for your life, your love, your light 🙏🏿
This legend’s second to last week was about me. I can’t stop crying. Thank you, thank you, thank you Cicely. You’ve given us black girls everything. twitter.com/iamcicelytyson…..
I also wanted to be the first to say that while it might seem like this opportunity must’ve came from my inauguration fame, I’ve actually been talking with the Super Bowl for weeks now, far prior to my invite to the inauguration. Had to keep my blessing secret till now🙏🏿