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32 EpisodesProduced by Hosted by Chanel HardyWebsite

Featuring reads from amazing poets, and the staff of CWW. To submit your poetry, email us at

32 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

An Epidemic by MARTIAN

June 22nd, 2022


Today we have MARTIAN performing his poem 'An Epidemic' enjoy. If you'd like to read for us, email us a or visit our website

Respect & I Love You by Jacqueline Zanders

June 11th, 2022


Today we have a double feature! Two poems by New York native Jacqueline Zanders "Respect" and "I Love You."

Dark Flame by Butterfly Thomas

June 6th, 2022


Today's poem is "Dark Flame" by Butterfly Thomas. A poet from Virginia who loves chocolate and Jeopardy! 

Jump Up In The Air And Stay There by Lady E.

June 2nd, 2022


Today's read is Jump Up In The Air And Stay There by Lady E., a spoken word artist from Dallas Texas. Enjoy! 

Crimes Against Peace by R. Shawntwez Jackson

May 31st, 2022


Today's poem is from R. Shawntez Jackson, an award-winning poet and a native of the Eastbay. Enjoy! If you'd like to submit, email us at 

Watching Jennifer's Body and the Blood Still Won't Come Off by Chanel Hardy

May 20th, 2022


I'm sure you've seen the cult classic horror frotm 2009. While the story may be fictional, the murders of teenage girls, unfortunately, aren't. 

If …

An Ode to Panhandlers by Meaghan Curley

April 26th, 2022


Today our guest is Meaghan Curley, reading her poem "An Ode to Panhandlers." Follow her on twitter at @unclemeag and if you'd like to be featured on …

Sisyphus Was A Black Woman by JB Harris

April 9th, 2022


Today's guest is none other than Jennifer Harris! Some of you know her as a fellow editor at Coffee Wine & Words Magazine! This is her poem, 'Sisyphus Was A Black Woman.' Visit our website to submit if you'd like to …

Woven Wanderings by Ivory Bennett

April 5th, 2022


Todays' guest is Ivory Bennett reading her poem, Woven Wanderings. Also, check her out in our upcoming Black Girl Poetry Scrapbook anthology. For …

A Thousand Miles From Nowhere by Birdman 313

April 3rd, 2022


Today's guest is Birdman 313, reciting his poem 'A Thousand Miles From Nowhere.' You can follow him on IG: @author_poet_birdman31355

Cultural Schizophrenia by C. Imani Williams

April 2nd, 2022


Today's poem is 'Cultural Schizophrenia' read by C. Imani Williams. If you'd like to share your poems with us, email us at

Dear Little Black Girl With The Big Name

August 9th, 2021


My first year in Vegas, I had a call center job for a short time. On my first day they made me pick a nickname, 'Tammy' instead of using my full …

The Blues

May 20th, 2021


This is a poem about Billie Holiday. More of an ode to her career and legacy. If you're familiar with her music, then you might notice that I blended …

The Painter

May 6th, 2021


Maybe if more people listened to artists, the world would be a better place. 

The First Mother

May 5th, 2021


This is a poem about mother nature. Cherish the one who gives us life.

Loose Woman

May 1st, 2021


This is a poem written by Mantra Lotus and read by Chanel. It's from her book Brownslip: A loose woman's memoir. Also, check out her podcast 'Hello Goddesses' available on Spotify!

Blue Eyes

April 17th, 2021


Written and read by Chanel Hardy. A poem about assimilating to white beauty standards and how those standards shape our entire existence. 


December 20th, 2020


As 2020 comes to a close and we welcome in the new year, here is a reminder that when it comes to our art, nothing is more important than being …

All Those Women Back Then

October 11th, 2020


Written and read by Chanel Hardy. A poem about women lost dreams and expectations. 

This Poem is Longer Than Brock Turner's Prison Sentence

September 28th, 2020


Written by Meaghan Curley, Read by Chanel Hardy. Featured in 'Vulgar Wisdoms'.

Sometimes I Look at The Sun

September 5th, 2020


Written and read by Chanel Hardy. Sometimes I look at the sun and realize, that the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Be thankful. And …


August 30th, 2020


Written and read by Chanel Hardy. In my upcoming novel, 'By The Dawn's Early Light' one of my characters is a poet. I wrote this poem for him. Well, …

We Are Earth

August 26th, 2020


Written and read by Chanel Hardy. I believe that God is a woman, and that woman is us. This is a poem for us. The Black woman.  


August 24th, 2020


Written and read by Chanel Hardy. Featured in my book of poems 'Sweet Oleander', a poem about what happens when the quality of personal relationships goes past its expiration date.

U Matter

August 24th, 2020


Written and read by Chanel Hardy. This piece is dedicated all the painters, singers and poem slingers that ever felt like giving up. I know being an artist can be mentally and emotionally draining more times than …

Making Love in Hardcovers

August 23rd, 2020


The title is self-explanatory.  *Kisses*

Ain't No Cliffhanger For This Ending

August 22nd, 2020


As we all go through this pandemic it seems like the end of days. I know at times I've struggled to focus on my writing. I even ask myself what's the point sometimes? But a creator must create. So I keep pushing on. And …

Room For A Sinner

August 22nd, 2020


Written and read by Chanel Hardy. Featured in 'Sweet Oleander: A Collection of Poetry'. We aren't perfect but we are all God's children. In life and …

Spring 2010

August 22nd, 2020


Written and read by Chanel Hardy. Featured in 'I Had a Dream About you: A Collection of Poems'. This poem is dedicated to my loving husband Matthew, …

Rolling Blackout

August 22nd, 2020


Written and read by Chanel Hardy. Have you ever experienced a rolling blackout? It ain't fun. Especially if you're Black. A poem about being …

Women/Bitch; (noun)

August 22nd, 2020


Written and read by Chanel Hardy. A poem dedicated to what everything that is 'woman.'

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