This issue's line-up includes a recap of "3 The Hard Way: A Poetry Reading" that went down in Charlotte, NC last weekend, a new blog post, Grace Cavalieri's audio podcast series and more. Get in the know with The Hourglass Flow.
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Recap of "3 The Hard Way: A Poetry Reading" 

In the words of Cedric's wife, Makia Moses Tillman: The reading was a wonderful gathering of family and friends. There were laughs and tears of joy. Though It was a stressful week of planning and prepping for the reading and reception, and things were not by the book as perfect as I would have liked. Everything was indeed perfection. (see slideshow) Thank you Derrick and Alan for blessing us with your talents, sweet spirits, positive energy, and the wonderful women in your lives. After the reading, we enjoyed fellowship over macaroni pie, chicken sliders, fruit salad and brownie bites at Cedric and Makia' s house. That night, Tosin and I chatted and laughed into the night with the Tillman's friends and family. Thank you for the good times, "Queen City". Here's the slideshow again.

A Saturday Cipher

I had a great time at the Words Beats & Life staff retreat two weeks ago. Without divulging sensitive info, I did a recap of the day. It's great to be working for an organization that pushes the limits of hip hop's positive potential for transforming young people's lives. Learn more



The Poet and the Poem

Grace Cavalieri's series first aired on public radio in 1977. "The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress"  is an outgrowth of that show premiering in 1997. Grace's two new additions are  Barbara Klein Moss and Stewart Moss. Learn more

Masala Dosa to Die For

I really enjoyed this story about a man who rose from poverty to become a successful restauranteur with international chains. Business is so good, he's paying his employees well and offering them benefits that rival those of Silicone Valley's. He's also able to get away with murder. Learn more

Got Any Art-Related News?

Maybe you have a new book you want help promoting. Or there's a cool art project you want highlighted. The Hourglass Flow is happy to help spread the word. Contact me with your art news.

Poetry Special Sale!

There are about 120 poems between Derrick Weston Brown's Wisdom Teeth and my DRIFT. Get them for a grand bargain of 17 cents a poem. Learn More
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