Amoja Sumler

On Colby Covington and Failing Up

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Colby Covington’s MAGA jaw needed to be reattached after losing, and yet his name is being bandied about favorably by media. How did he accomplish this?  
“If you win, you win. If you lose, you still win.” —Raging Bull
  For the better part of 2019, one mouth has risen above almost every other athlete in ... Read the full article
Amoja Sumler

Amoja Sumler is a nationally celebrated poet and social activist known for fusing the art of the intellectual into the familiar. As "The Mo-Man," he has headlined spoken word festivals such as the Austin International Poetry Festival, the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival, Write NOLA in New Orleans, and Rock the Republic in Texas. A member of both the Arts in Education and Arts on Tour roster for over a decade has seen Amoja serve as a 5-time Poetry Out Loud states finals judge and an artist in residence to Universities and literacy nonprofits across the state of Arkansas. Amoja has also presented at social advocacy conferences like Long Beach Indie Film Pedagogy Conference and Furious Flower as a panelist for The Watering Hole. You may follow his work at https://www.facebook.com/momanthepoet or twitter at @momanthepoet.

If This Were a Fight, Someone Would Stop It

Chris Dupuy was writing about boxing and recent ring deaths when the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton occurred. The events coalesced into this powerful piece about violence and our current state of affairs.

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XXIV

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, weighs in on the topic of abortion and ponders both sides.

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