The Language Artist
"This" by Poet t.l. sanders
Because of the confluence of artistry rooted in a project called, "Storytelling on the Streetcar: Celebrating Black Culture,” I found fruit for the spirit! As such, I am excited to invite you to experience the same. Go to the KC Streetcar’s YouTube Channel or Facebook (@kcstreetcar) to watch the online video, which showcases amazing artists, dancers, musicians, and special guests, Honestly, the sweet fruit from our artistree has provided nourishment meant specifically for me… to share with you! Wanna know what discovery that just plum surprised me? Dr. Maya Angelou, an author, performer, and activist, was a conductor for the On The Ground Railroad—San Francisco Streetcar—when she was 16-years-old. Amazing, right? Let’s consider Mrs. Rosa Park, the rightful apple of our eye. Well, that apple didn't fall far from the ancestral family tree; Elizabeth Jennings was the "Rosa Parks'' of 1854. Historically, the streetcar’s attitude, “lettuce get better together” has been a vehicle, driving the U.S. toward racial equality. These facts and more helped me to produce a poem called “This,” which can be found at poetTLSanders.com under the “Poet’s Poems or Prose” tab. Note: I don't own the rights to "Blue and Sentimental" by Jay McShann, Buddy Tate, Eugene Ramey, Gus Johnson, Jr., Julian Dash.
Our True Hero Is You... Who Struggle with Addiction
This excerpt is dedicated to the persons working to overcome addiction. If you are that person, then know that I believe in you! Will you join me in this belief that you CAN overcome and inspire? For more info, go to www.poet.tlsanders.com
Wednesday's Wisdom With Àtwist: Build Yoself Up!
A word of encouragement in 30 seconds or less. It's not your job to tear yourself down. It is your job to build yourself up. No matter what you have done, no matter how you have failed, no matter when you have fallen, and no matter where you have landed, it is not your job to tear yourself down; it is your job to build yourself up in a consciously optimistic and desperately determined way! Go hannalit! #poettlsanders #bethephenom #knew #atwist #kcfringefestival #languageartist #nwp #gohannalit
I Am Sorry that I Am So Sorry ~Poem from kNew by Poet t.l. sanders
What will you see? In this clip, A Prodigal father delivers an emotional apology. Full Synopsis - 60 minutes During his multi-character solo show, Poet T.L. Sanders will transport you on a lyrical journey like you've never experienced. In this performance of his hybrid screenplay, kNew, published by Flying Ketchup Press (Summer 2019), Sanders shares an original story of one September open mic night at the Blue Room on 18th and Vine - Kansas City, Missouri. It's a night where a grown son mourns his prodigal father., and something new emerges in the hearts of those willing to speak their truth.
Our foots in their doors
Our books on their shelves
Ourselves in their sights
Our words on the mic
Poet t.l. sanders
Kansas City, MO, USA