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 ✨🎶 Watch out for me, I'm bound to glow*🎶 ✨  
Kanye West
Hey fam,
Just popping by your inbox with a mini hive mind update for March.  The “spring” temperatures may be mercurial, but a season change definitely upon us. I try to take my cues from nature: reflect during the winter, sow project seeds in spring, then reap the hustle returns by turning up all summer long. You know what they say: spring pitches bring summer paychecks!☀️💅💸☀️💅💸  (No one’s ever said that, but work with me here.) I’m counting down the days till I can let y’all in on my latest plan—keep an eye on your inboxes. In the meantime, how was your Q1? What are you dreaming and scheming for Q2? Write back and let me know.

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  • Peep This Poet ft. a poem from Danez Smith’s book [Insert] Boy
  •  Imma Read with Khadijah Queen's latest 🔥 poetry collection
  • Top 5 Gramma Editors’ Picks with my fave editor’s picks from my homies/co-conspirators/collaborators over at Gramma
  • Upcoming Events with deets on a reading I’m doing this weekend
See you in the streets,

*from one of the five good tracks off Drake's More Life project...

Peep This Poet

Danez Smith
alternate names for black boys

1.   smoke above the burning bush
2.   archnemesis of summer night
3.   first son of soil
4.   coal awaiting spark & wind
5.   guilty until proven dead
6.   oil heavy starlight
7.   monster until proven ghost
8.   gone
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Imma Read: Books I'm Reading 📚 

I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On
Kadijah Queen
Top 5 Gramma Editor’s Picks:

I love when Gramma does editor’s picks because I always end up with new book and music recommendations. Check out my five fave editor’s picks from our recent round up. Head to Gramma to see the full list (and peep my personal picks!) here
How Does It Feel, Kamaiyah (🔥💸🔥💸)
Kamaiyah - How Does It Feel | Dir. @WETHEPARTYSEAN |
Drunk LP, Thundercat 
Thundercat - Drunk (FULL ALBUM)
All About Love, bell hooks

Calendar of Small Spells, Abacus Corvus Artwork

{Every year sisters Corina Dross and Jocelyn Mosser create a limited edition calendar. The 2017 calendar, called "Safe Passage: Calendar of Small Spells” is already sold out, but you can get monthly insights on each painting and spell in at their blog here.}

Black Trash, White House EP, Guayaba  

Upcoming Events, Etc


Wednesday, March 22, 6:30pm-7:30pm @ 549 Columbus Ave 

Share the event + bring your squad!


[THIS SATURDAY] Reading @ the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston 

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Saturday, March 25, 3pm @ 60 School Street , Boston MA 02108 

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