“Dear Mother” by Joan Leslie

Artist: Joan Leslie

Genre: Spoken Word

Bio: I am a writer, spoken word artist, and community organizer from Harlem, NY. My work is inspired by The Second Renaissance Movement, Urban Word and Nuyorican Cafe poets. I am dedicated to putting a voice behind unity and community uplift through spoken word and grassroots community action. I was the 2008 Frederick Douglass Academy Slam Champion and the 2013 Cypher Slam Champion.

Piece: Dear Mother

Piece Description: This poem is dedicated to the mothers of children who have been victims of senseless violence.

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