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Amanda Gorman to read poem at Super Bowl

Maya Angelou reincarnation Amanda Gorman has been chosen as the first and youngest person to ever read a poem at the Super Bowl. The 22-year-old literary superstar and IMG model, who is enjoying massive presales for several upcoming books after reading "The Hill We Climb" at President Biden's inauguration, will read a new poem honoring three Americans for their work during the coronavirus pandemic.

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by Anonymousreply 186Last Thursday at 2:25 PM

Is anyone else already sick of her?

by Anonymousreply 101/29/2021

+1, R1.

The media are pushing her hard.

by Anonymousreply 201/29/2021

A poem at the Super Bowl? What's next, Chopin at the WWF?

by Anonymousreply 301/29/2021

I’m sure those enthusiastic and literary Super Bowl aficionados can’t wait for a half-time poetry reading.

by Anonymousreply 401/29/2021

I'm sure this is just what Superbowl fans want to see. She's going to flop harder than Janet's titty.

by Anonymousreply 501/29/2021

[quote] Is anyone else already sick of her?

Instead of still I rise, I want her to fall by now.

by Anonymousreply 601/29/2021

This shall end poorly.

by Anonymousreply 701/29/2021

Most viewers won’t even notice her.

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by Anonymousreply 801/29/2021

Seriously, do meatheads really want to hear poetry at the SB?

by Anonymousreply 901/29/2021

Da fuq?

by Anonymousreply 1001/29/2021

I hope it goes over better than LaToya’s poem.

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by Anonymousreply 1101/29/2021

[Quote]Amanda Gorman has been chosen as the first and youngest person to ever read a poem at the Super Bowl.

Oh, dear.

She could be 90 years old and being the FIRST, she would also be the YOUNGEST.

by Anonymousreply 1201/29/2021

"Maya Angelou reincarnation Amanda Gorman has been chosen as the first and youngest person to ever read a poem at the Super Bowl."

How can someone be the FIRST and YOUNGEST at the same time? Dumbasses.

by Anonymousreply 1301/29/2021

Lol @ NPR not editing their copy. Oh well, they are radio people.

I might be the only one but I liked this kid! She’s beautiful and her inauguration poem was quite touching. So this meathead will be watching her.

by Anonymousreply 1401/29/2021

Was anyone really asking for this?

by Anonymousreply 1501/29/2021

Fine, but isn't the "Maya Angelou reincarnation" crowning a little hasty?

by Anonymousreply 1601/29/2021

[quote]Lol @ NPR not editing their copy. Oh well, they are radio people.

R14, I'm seriously curious as to why you think "radio people" would be less careful in editing their copy. Or am I missing a lame attempt at humor?

by Anonymousreply 1701/29/2021

Pretty soon they’ll be calling her “Doctor Amanda Gorman“.

by Anonymousreply 1801/29/2021

If she was ugly, would people think her poetry was that great?

by Anonymousreply 1901/29/2021

Poetry is Apollonian; SuperBowl is Dionysian.

by Anonymousreply 2001/29/2021

This is a colossally dumb idea.

by Anonymousreply 2101/29/2021

Mommy, the Emperor is NAKED!

by Anonymousreply 2201/29/2021

The Super Bowl is supposed to be a fun and carefree event. Why does EVERYTHING have to be so serious?

by Anonymousreply 2301/29/2021

R18 Yes, like "Dr." Martin Luther King

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by Anonymousreply 2401/29/2021

So many people are going to sigh and roll their eyes when she reads.

by Anonymousreply 2501/29/2021

Once again: This woman does not write poetry. She does not even write verse.

She writes Hallmark Mahogany "uplift" prose that is lifted from political oratory and the Rev. Wingding's clean-out-the-refrigerator sermonettes.

[quote]We are better because better is what we need to be. Reach, reach, reach upward and you will not look down. Onward, not backward! Together we shall RISE!!!!!!

Poetry has suffered enough in this country over the last 70 years. In-group tokenism celebrating cant and ignorance in lieu of content, meaning and the possibility of actual poetry serves nothing except her bank account and misbegotten sense of accomplishment.

by Anonymousreply 2601/29/2021

R17: Because their primary medium is not print. Same with TV stations; if you ever read a news story on their sites, they’re a big mess.

by Anonymousreply 2701/29/2021

[quote] Poetry has suffered enough in this country over the last 70 years. In-group tokenism celebrating cant and ignorance in lieu of content, meaning and the possibility of actual poetry serves nothing except her bank account and misbegotten sense of accomplishment.

I like what you say, R26. Would you include Richard Blanco in that also?

by Anonymousreply 2801/29/2021

Is she going to ride a pole like a JHo? If not, then not interested.

by Anonymousreply 2901/29/2021

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by Anonymousreply 3001/29/2021

Art Fart Shit Tit

by Anonymousreply 3101/29/2021

A Self proclaimed twat who mixes a few words is now a genius poet lol 😆 She has as much talent as a tik tok has been. Anyone and Anybody can be a genius lately

by Anonymousreply 3201/29/2021

R1 sick of her already

by Anonymousreply 3301/29/2021

Her DL defenders seem to have fled the scene.

by Anonymousreply 3401/29/2021

I hate her when I saw her instantly. And no, don't ruin superbowl

by Anonymousreply 3501/29/2021

Out of touch again, DL. She'd never have been tapped for the Superbowl if the producers didn't see $$$.

by Anonymousreply 3601/29/2021

IMG modeling contract too.

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by Anonymousreply 3701/29/2021

Her perfect Blue Steel will catapult her to the top.

by Anonymousreply 3801/29/2021

I'm happy for her meteoric rise, but yeah, this is a really bad idea.

by Anonymousreply 3901/29/2021

She needs to learn to say "no" sometimes. Her integrity went down the toilet when she signed the modeling contract.

by Anonymousreply 4001/29/2021

Has anybody compared this fine young woman's moment in the sun to another beautiful brown Super Bowl ingenue?

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by Anonymousreply 4101/29/2021

She has a twin sister who is a documentary film maker. No doubt they are both talented with bright futures, but poetry at the Super Bowl? No. Just, no.

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by Anonymousreply 4201/29/2021

[quote] will read a new poem honoring three Americans for their work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Winken, Blinken and Nod?

by Anonymousreply 4301/29/2021

Shuper Bowl!

by Anonymousreply 4401/29/2021

I will kneel during her recitation in protest of this totally inappropriate occasion to foist this poem on the public.

by Anonymousreply 4501/29/2021

I believe Anne Sexton read "Menstruation at Forty" at Super Bowl V in the Miami Orange Bowl.

by Anonymousreply 4601/29/2021

Another "performing black" to please the White Liberal masters, and she will be richly rewarded. It's a mutual admiration society within the elite class.

by Anonymousreply 4701/29/2021

I like her but this is a bit too much too soon. Modeling contracts, appearances at the Super Bowl??

What will the poem be about, an ode to chicken wings? Because that's what the audience will relate to.

But it would be kind of awesome if she did a poem about Colin.

by Anonymousreply 4801/29/2021

She better be careful. Greta will cut a bitch.

by Anonymousreply 4901/29/2021

She appears to reach for pollen and dust particles floating about her in the air as she waxes poetically.

by Anonymousreply 5001/29/2021

R2 and R47 summed it up.

by Anonymousreply 5101/29/2021

[quote]but poetry at the Super Bowl? No. Just, no.

Don't worry. She will appear but there won't be any poetry.

by Anonymousreply 5201/29/2021

She better enjoy it while it lasts,and save those pennies too.

by Anonymousreply 5301/29/2021

They also wanted her to sing," Shortnin' Bread," thinking it would be good entertainment for the darkies, but there wasn't enough time, since The Weeknd needed more.

by Anonymousreply 5401/29/2021

She has three books coming out this year each with an announced first print of one million copies.

Expect award nominations especially for her children’s book, Change Sings.

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by Anonymousreply 5601/29/2021

What an embarrassing kiss-ass piece.

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by Anonymousreply 5702/03/2021

R57 article is an example of the media desperate to prop up the hype. That no one asked for.

by Anonymousreply 5802/03/2021

Luckily my team in is the damn thing so i will put up with ANYTHING to see a repeat!

by Anonymousreply 5902/03/2021

Said No One: Poetry, yup, that’s exactly what the Super Bowl was missing!

by Anonymousreply 6002/03/2021

If it’s not about the nobility of taking a knee during the national anthem and the importance of social activism and protest, I have no interest in watching.

by Anonymousreply 6102/03/2021

She has also been booked to recite the poem at the Oscars, the Emmys, the Grammys, the opening of the new Piggly-Wiggly in Macon, the Bar Mitvah of Jamal Levine, and the the Daytona 500. She would have done it at the Tonys ( whenever that might be), but Jeremy O. Harris demanded he recite the poem at that event ( being the newest genius playwright of Broadway).

by Anonymousreply 6202/03/2021

She's on Cameo now, where she will recite lines from the poem for you for the low price of $50!

by Anonymousreply 6302/03/2021

In order to recite at a football game, she DID have to make some concessions. For instance, here is what she will wear for the recitation:

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by Anonymousreply 6402/03/2021

‘Super Bowl Toll’ by Amanda Gorman

Do you see the toll of a Super Bowl?

When a kneel can kill

When as a nation we’ve lost our soul

When an insurrection we can’t feel

Will the touchdowns fill the hole

I guess I can wait until

You see the toll of a Super Bowl

by Anonymousreply 6502/03/2021

Color becomes her

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by Anonymousreply 6602/03/2021

R65 oh god, I hope she does something like that.

by Anonymousreply 6702/03/2021

The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice!

by Anonymousreply 6802/03/2021

I'd rather a poem than the national anthem sung at sports events so yeah, why not.

by Anonymousreply 6902/03/2021

R65, Bravo! I tip my red headband to you.

by Anonymousreply 7002/03/2021

During her reading, I anticipate a slow zoom that reveals a single tear falling from Tom Brady’s eye. This will be the first step in his campaign for 2024.

by Anonymousreply 7102/03/2021

This will end in CHEERS!

by Anonymousreply 7202/03/2021

they’re going to boo her, this is a bad decision.

by Anonymousreply 7302/03/2021

R73 Who? The “fans in the stands” are cardboard cutouts.

Hey that gives me an idea for a poem!

by Anonymousreply 7402/03/2021

‘The Fans in the Stands’ by Amanda Gorman

The fans in the stands

Will they pass the test

Do they believe these are my lands

Do they think they’re better than the rest

Watching suffering as the hourglass moves through sands

Regardless I will do my best

Whether or not I have the love of the fans in the stands

by Anonymousreply 7502/03/2021

Egad. I hope they don't run this promising young woman into the ground. Too much, too soon?

by Anonymousreply 7602/03/2021

“Man’s Hole” by A.G.

What happens, when

Man’s soul becomes

Man’s Hole?

Go home, and smoke a

Super bowl.

And, when, you feel injustice is but a door with a knocker

Remember Tom’s MAGA hat in his locker.

Where is his hat, and wife?

Is he dreaming of a future life?

Others have become President

Now, Bow! To my pigskin precedent!

by Anonymousreply 7702/03/2021

we have a lot of poets here that may not know it!

by Anonymousreply 7802/03/2021

I’m interested to hear Tom Brady recite his poem ‘Little Kisses’

by Anonymousreply 7902/03/2021

True, r78.

And I’d like to help r77 straighten out his Longfellow.

by Anonymousreply 8002/03/2021

R77 ‘s composition is a mess

by Anonymousreply 8102/03/2021

Who wants a fucking poem read at A Super Bowl. What an idiotic idea.

by Anonymousreply 8202/03/2021

It'd be funny if they hired an FX crew to make little buzzing bees or flies that she picked out of the air with those hand movements of hers.

by Anonymousreply 8302/03/2021

Btw you're not allowed to call it the "Super Bowl" because of NFL trademark overreach. Instead it is to be referred to as a "Football tournament"

by Anonymousreply 8402/03/2021

Next year for the half-time show performances by Renée Fleming, Patti Lupone and the cast of Wicked.

by Anonymousreply 8502/03/2021

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by Anonymousreply 8602/03/2021

R65 is 100x better than that non-sensical rant

by Anonymousreply 8702/03/2021

Have they put a picture of her in the dictionary next to the word ‘smug’ yet?

by Anonymousreply 8802/03/2021

And all viewers at home and in the stands are expected to take a knee as she recites and bestows her profundity upon all mankind.

by Anonymousreply 8902/03/2021

That's Doctor Reverend, R18.

by Anonymousreply 9002/03/2021

I hope Justin Timberlake doesn't expose her tit 'by mistake'.

by Anonymousreply 9102/03/2021

R57, you do know you are referring to a newspaper that had an article recently about the inherent racism and cultural appropriation of Tiki Bars don't you.

Astonishing what has become of the great Grey Lady.

by Anonymousreply 9202/03/2021

[quote] Amanda Gorman to read poem at Super Bowl

I momentarily read that as she would read porn at the Super Bowl

by Anonymousreply 9302/03/2021

Don't bother stocking up on munchies for the Bowl. You are about to be served up an enormous word salad.

by Anonymousreply 9402/03/2021

Maybe she'll surprise us and it'll be about sweat, muscles, testosterone, and hung jocks going commando in their spandex.

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by Anonymousreply 9502/03/2021

Op's pic with the yellow jacket and red hat makers me want to order a double cheese burger. Hold the pickles please.

by Anonymousreply 9602/03/2021

Well, at the very least I hope she addresses in her poem the fact that Super Bowl Sunday has one of the highest level of domestic violence towards woman and the high level of domestic violence perpetrated by professional athletes.

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by Anonymousreply 9702/03/2021

Yeah R97 that will go over well and be a win for liberals! Deporables need to hear the Harvard-grad pretty black poet and model and liberal it girl of the moment condescend to them about toxic masculinity at Super Bowl half-time.

by Anonymousreply 9802/03/2021

All that’s missing is Cardi B signing for the hearing impaired.

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by Anonymousreply 9902/03/2021

Hillaria Baldwina can sing the National Anthem in Spanglish.

by Anonymousreply 10002/03/2021

Apparently the headband is $380 from Prada. Maybe Bernie should have slapped one on, to prevent the criticism he's getting for being a schlub.

by Anonymousreply 10102/03/2021

Her inauguration poem was good but very derivative, like I had heard it all before in a weird mix of Hamilton and Harry Potter.

by Anonymousreply 10202/03/2021

Marina Abramović produces a half-time installation featuring the girls gymnastics club from The Islamic Center of America Mosque in Dearborn, MI, narrated in French by Malia and Sasha Obama.

by Anonymousreply 10302/03/2021

[quote]Yeah [R97] that will go over well and be a win for liberals! Deporables need to hear the Harvard-grad pretty black poet and model and liberal it girl of the moment condescend to them about toxic masculinity at Super Bowl half-time.

Her presentation is scheduled for the pre-show, not Half Time.

by Anonymousreply 10402/03/2021

Her hand gestures seem quite chinese operatic

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by Anonymousreply 10502/03/2021

^ Oops

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by Anonymousreply 10602/03/2021

Stirring performance

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by Anonymousreply 10702/03/2021

r48: agree ........but Kaepernick's preening anti-voting stance (saying there was no difference between Hillary & Trump in 2016, and having no regrets afterwards for not voting) makes him no hero. Did any journalist have the balls to ask him if he voted this year?

His attitude is what Stacey Abrams was fighting against.

by Anonymousreply 10802/03/2021

The next insufferable Angelou caged bird singing. When will she add Dr. to her name?

by Anonymousreply 10902/03/2021

My ass is burning, and slowly turning, my dildo all the way around. Its so consoling, when you're Super Bowling, to have a dildo in your ass !

by Anonymousreply 11002/03/2021

[quote]Next year for the half-time show performances by Renée Fleming, Patti Lupone and the cast of Wicked.

Do you know who the star of the first Super Bowl half-time show was?

Carol Channing.

I'm not making this up.

by Anonymousreply 11102/05/2021

I didn't know that. Clearly, it's been all downhill ever since.

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by Anonymousreply 11202/05/2021

I like her, but this is an odd venue for any poetry reading.

J Lo shaking her titties on a stripper pole is more their roll.

by Anonymousreply 11302/05/2021

It's odd, but seize the moment. If Amanda Gorman's moment of celebrity gets millions of people to listen to poetry, why resist?

by Anonymousreply 11402/05/2021

IT ISN'T POETRY, IT IS A STREAM OF COUNCIOUSNESS SHOPPING LIST.

by Anonymousreply 11502/05/2021

Her biggest talent is clearly for networking and self-promotion, not poetry. Very few real poets would be interested in a gig at the Super Bowl. I mean, you want to reach a wide audience, but also one that cares about what you do.

by Anonymousreply 11602/05/2021

Her poetry is alright, but for the modern Millennial and Gen Z poets it's about the performance. I expect she put more time into memorizing and choreographing her performance than the poetry itself.

by Anonymousreply 11702/05/2021

To reciprocate, NFL players have graciously agreed to perform at her next poetry reading.

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by Anonymousreply 11802/05/2021

If they truly want to get across her message to greater America, show should perform it at NASCAR.

by Anonymousreply 11902/05/2021

The rest of America can just look at motivational bumper stickers because that's basically her message.

by Anonymousreply 12002/05/2021

I'd rather watch David Alan Grier play Maya Angelou again and re-extoll the virtues of Butterfinger, Pennzoil and Froot Loops.

by Anonymousreply 12102/05/2021

If Amanda Gorman was a chubby white or Native American girl from Nebraska who wrote pretty “poetry”, would we have ever heard of her?

No.

The gushing and fauning is over a marketable commodity that perfectly suits America’s current and temporary ‘wokeness’. It isn’t about poetry. It’s about the skin color and self-adoration of this young lady. You know that as well as I do.

by Anonymousreply 12202/05/2021

Bump

by Anonymousreply 12302/07/2021

She didn't actually show up? What was all the hype?

by Anonymousreply 12402/07/2021

She's the first, so even if she's 105 she's the youngest! Everything is twisted into a fucking milestone.

by Anonymousreply 12502/07/2021

I forgot all about her, and missed her appearance.

This is from Twitter.

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Loathsome

by Anonymousreply 12702/07/2021

"The gushing and fauning is over a marketable commodity that perfectly suits America’s current and temporary ‘wokeness’. It isn’t about poetry. It’s about the skin color and self-adoration of this young lady. You know that as well as I do."

It's supposed to show that America isn't racist.

by Anonymousreply 12802/07/2021

Totally inappropriate venue for her work.

Her 15 minutes of fame apparently was extended to 16.

by Anonymousreply 12902/07/2021

Her twitter page actually says "For inquiries, see below." She's a gold plated whore.

by Anonymousreply 13002/07/2021

And yet the NFL continues to boycott Colin Kaepernick.

by Anonymousreply 13102/07/2021

[quote] And yet the NFL continues to boycott Colin Kaepernick.

Because Kaep was a shitty quarterback.

by Anonymousreply 13202/07/2021

GUSH

FAWN

ORGASM

by Anonymousreply 13302/07/2021

She should have told the NFL to go fuck themselves. Now she’s just a sellout whore.

by Anonymousreply 13402/07/2021

I'm thinking of sending Dr. Gorman an inquiry for the text of her Super Bowl poem to be inscribed on my tombstone.

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^

But how will you replicate the famous hand-movements on your tombstone?

by Anonymousreply 13602/07/2021

Her compositions are shit. The inauguration was a one-off, fueled by the excitement of the event.

by Anonymousreply 13702/07/2021

R136 you could have the tombstone put next to a tree with a huge beehive, so when people visited they would flee, making the hand movements to keep the bees away!

by Anonymousreply 13802/07/2021

Very underwhelmed. The hand movements are old. Hopefully, she can go away now

by Anonymousreply 13902/07/2021

O amateur!

by Anonymousreply 14002/07/2021

She's like the woke version of Bart Simpson and his catch phrase "I didn't do it."

by Anonymousreply 14102/07/2021

Poetry is part of black culture in a way that white people don't generally know. I think it's nice although I am not interested in her or the Superbowl.

by Anonymousreply 14202/07/2021

[quote] Poetry is part of black culture in a way that white people don't generally know.

Would you like to share some of that culture, R142?

by Anonymousreply 14302/07/2021

I spent some time at an HBCU. Young black people write and perform poetry the way that young white kids start-- or used to start-- shitty bands. Poetry isn't limited to "woke" types in the black community.

by Anonymousreply 14402/07/2021

R144 You seem to suggest Amanda Gorman might be classified as a 'woke poet'. Can you suggest other names we might seek out to repair our ignorance?

by Anonymousreply 14502/07/2021

That's fucking horrific.

by Anonymousreply 14602/07/2021

Which is ironic since her poetry puts me to sleep.

by Anonymousreply 14702/07/2021

Not poetry. It's not even the pretentious kind of non-poetry - it's just creative indentation.

by Anonymousreply 14802/07/2021

Did anyone notice that the books behind her during her TV interviews were color coded? I was wondering if that was actually a stage set or those were rented books from that Books by the Yard place. I think she's been stage managed by Oprah or Oprah's people at her behest.

It's way too early to be making Maya Angelou comparisons, as well.

by Anonymousreply 14902/07/2021

[quote] I think she's been stage managed by Oprah or Oprah's people at her behest.

I bet there was an army of stage managers dressing, advising, grooming and primping for the biggest audience that young person will ever get in their life.

After all, we've never seen Richard Blanco again, have we?

by Anonymousreply 15002/07/2021

Blanco’s picture book flopped. So there’s hope.

by Anonymousreply 15102/07/2021

R150 it was during/after the inaguration when the newscasters were talking about how her outfit and earrings were a gift from Oprah who had taken her under her wing. Since then I've noticed that even her interviews look managed. She's definitely not got that "girl of the people" vibe.

by Anonymousreply 15202/07/2021

Oh, I was wondering who would pick out a $400 headband. Oprah would.

by Anonymousreply 15302/07/2021

She's a Harvard grad. No HBCU for Miss Prada Thing.

(OK ok, yes she comes from a humble family.)

by Anonymousreply 15402/07/2021

Hunny, She's got Michelle Obama's backing.

by Anonymousreply 15502/07/2021

R155 Oprah is the one most involved with her.

by Anonymousreply 15602/07/2021

I’m not a literary scholar, but to me this seems more like a High School graduation speech or sermon with some rhyme thrown in.

And it’s nice that she’s a girl from a humble family who managed to get into Harvard, but you know that for every girl in her position there are a thousand other equally talented girls from equally humble backgrounds who will never get that opportunity.

Her success creates the illusion that in the US anyone who has talent can make it, when in reality it’s just like winning the lottery. Every now and then the elite lifts up one talented person out their unprivileged background so as to distract from all those talented others who are left behind. Both the Democrats and Republicans seem to be eager to maintain this illusionary meritocracy.

by Anonymousreply 15702/07/2021

They both are.

by Anonymousreply 15802/08/2021

Roses are red

violets are blue

I didn't watch the Super Bowl

Because I had to brush my tooth.

by Anonymousreply 15902/08/2021

I loved it

by Anonymousreply 16002/08/2021

[quote] but you know that for every girl in her position there are a thousand other equally talented girls from equally humble backgrounds who will never get that opportunity

So, none should be able to then? Keep 'em all down - don't dare give the other's hope!

by Anonymousreply 16102/08/2021

This was on all the European news reports like it was the greatest thing since fried chicken.

by Anonymousreply 16202/08/2021

Please don't mention fried chicken, it wounds.

by Anonymousreply 16302/08/2021

r158 no, it's Oprah. Michelle has her own shit she's doing.

by Anonymousreply 16402/08/2021

She seems very sweet, but I have to admit, she’s not a good poet. I keep waiting for someone in the public eye to say it! It makes you wonder if they just put a token person up there for optics. I wish they would have looked for better talent.

by Anonymousreply 16502/08/2021

[quote] It's way too early to be making Maya Angelou comparisons, as well.

Especially if she's too young to start drinking.

by Anonymousreply 16602/08/2021

Everytime I see OP's pic, I wonder why she has a red, plastic, dog's bowl on her head.

by Anonymousreply 16702/08/2021

"She seems very sweet, but I have to admit, she’s not a good poet. I keep waiting for someone in the public eye to say it! It makes you wonder if they just put a token person up there for optics. I wish they would have looked for better talent."

If you criticize her in any way, you're a racist.

by Anonymousreply 16802/08/2021

What's Cousin Pam doing reciting poetry?

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by Anonymousreply 16902/08/2021

R165 Who in the public eye is even "qualified" to judge poetry in 2021? It's not like authors and writers are top intellectuals like they used to be.

by Anonymousreply 17002/08/2021

The last time I tried to post about poetry, someone said they wanted to “straighten out my Longfellow.” Poetry is hot! Care for a Rimbaud session?

by Anonymousreply 17102/08/2021

[quote] If she was ugly, would people think her poetry was that great?

I can't answer your question, R19 but I think this, below, is more like poetry.

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by Anonymousreply 17202/08/2021

R161 No, instead the US have a system where all universities are good, instead of just a handful.

by Anonymousreply 17302/15/2021

Always so well put together

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by Anonymousreply 17402/15/2021

Girl of the Earth

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by Anonymousreply 17502/15/2021

I wish I was bankrolled by Oprah, damn.

by Anonymousreply 17602/15/2021

She's the "it" girl!

by Anonymousreply 17702/15/2021

She’s really the Lupita ‘Lulu’ Nyong’o of 2021

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by Anonymousreply 17802/15/2021

when will this cooze disappear?

by Anonymousreply 17902/15/2021

"Oh, I was wondering who would pick out a $400 headband. Oprah would"

I walked in and before I could even browse this shop bottom whines, "Ma'am, the clearance rack is over there". I said, 'Gayle... talk me down'. Breathe, breathe...

I said: "Wrap everything in this store up and send it to my California mansion. Lock the doors... and oh- you're fired".

Find your spirit.

by Anonymousreply 18002/15/2021

An avalanche!

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by Anonymousreply 181Last Monday at 4:44 PM

She's overexposed and prematurely heralded as genius, but no one is allowed to criticize her.

by Anonymousreply 182Last Monday at 4:50 PM

The Biden administration want to sell us consumers some of the Biden brand of "Hope'.

It's almost as useful as the Catholic Church's brand of "Hope'

by Anonymousreply 183Last Monday at 4:57 PM

Sorry, R183, it's actually Oprah selling her.

by Anonymousreply 184Last Monday at 5:03 PM

How do people even become known as poets? I assume that writing good poems isn’t enough to get you published or noticed.

by Anonymousreply 185Last Thursday at 1:45 AM

There are publishers who sell poetry books. Also little magazines. They have this stuff at Barnes and Noble. Some of them are poets working in university English departments, it's a tiny world and they get grants and awards with small cash prizes. Almost without exception this poetry stinks. There are also Instagram poets like Ms. Gorman, and they also have book deals which are presumably more lucrative than the academics. They are today's Rod McKuen.

by Anonymousreply 186Last Thursday at 2:25 PM
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