John S. Blake

We Are Our Own Too-Forgiving Gods: Humanity Is a Body, and the Body Hurts All Over.

In response to recent events (e.g., Mizzou, Kenya, Beirut, Paris), John S. Blake reminds us that all of humanity is one collective body.   I prayed. I couldn’t stop the tears after scrolling social media. I closed my eyes. I haven’t prayed in years. Not sincerely. Not since I begged whatever was there for bail money. Not since I was in the Army ... Read the full article
John S. Blake

John S. Blake is a cisgender, African American writer, poet, activist, and youth advocate originally from New York City and now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Blake is a VCU Grad, MFA student at Sierra Nevada University, Watering Hole Graduate Fellow, TEDx speaker, essayist for The Big Smoke America, spoken word artist, as well as a literacy tutor, lecturer, and mentor. Blake facilitates workshops, lectures, and performs nationwide: universities, high schools, middle schools, detention centers, prisons, and youth programs.

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