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This poet will force you to question the world

It melts like butter in the mouth, and powerlessness in your bones.

As far as I can tell, Venus-Thomas is a through and through poet who participates in slam poetry & spoken word events such as Capturing Fire, a queer spoken word summit & slam. In fact, I think a lot of her writing–not  her poems in a traditional sense–are palatable almost as effortlessly as her poetry is. It melts like butter in the mouth, and powerlessness in your bones.

She is more than your queer womyn of color prop. She is the explosion of life and death under sun-kissed eyelids, the feeling of having your eyes closed when facing the ocean, and so, so human. And she can show you all that and more in a poem, in a piece, in every vibe she aims to send out.

If you put in the occasional effort to read that amazing penmanship, I think you’ll find that it’s worth it.

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I wrote today. A photo posted by Venus-Thomas Hinyard (@vnsthmshnyrd) on

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Project: Girl A photo posted by Venus-Thomas Hinyard (@vnsthmshnyrd) on

 

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I wanted to share my 5/30 #NaPoWriMo poem. A photo posted by Venus-Thomas Hinyard (@vnsthmshnyrd) on

 

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there is work to do. A photo posted by Venus-Thomas Hinyard (@vnsthmshnyrd) on

 

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https://instagram.com/p/3Lv7TCSakH/ https://instagram.com/p/3Lv7TCSakH/

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#thomashinyard #god #poetry #instapoet #instapoetry #qpoc #qpocpoet #qpocartist   A photo posted by Venus-Thomas Hinyard (@vnsthmshnyrd) on

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New work on #BlaQueerFlow.

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On the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. New poem. afrohippiequing.tumblr.com

 

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Excerpt from a new poem: if barnes & noble was black. afrohippiequing.tumblr.com #poetry #spokenword #qpocpoet #writing A photo posted by Venus-Thomas Hinyard (@vnsthmshnyrd) on

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#NaPoWriMo 1/30

 

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New work. #BlaQueerFlow #TWOC #RavenSymone

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