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.
Amanda Gorman to read poem at Super Bowl
|by Anonymous||reply 186||Last Thursday at 2:25 PM|
Is anyone else already sick of her?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/29/2021|
The media are pushing her hard.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/29/2021|
A poem at the Super Bowl? What's next, Chopin at the WWF?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/29/2021|
I’m sure those enthusiastic and literary Super Bowl aficionados can’t wait for a half-time poetry reading.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/29/2021|
I'm sure this is just what Superbowl fans want to see. She's going to flop harder than Janet's titty.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/29/2021|
[quote] Is anyone else already sick of her?
Instead of still I rise, I want her to fall by now.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/29/2021|
This shall end poorly.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/29/2021|
Most viewers won’t even notice her.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/29/2021|
Seriously, do meatheads really want to hear poetry at the SB?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/29/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/29/2021|
I hope it goes over better than LaToya’s poem.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/29/2021|
[Quote]Amanda Gorman has been chosen as the first and youngest person to ever read a poem at the Super Bowl.
She could be 90 years old and being the FIRST, she would also be the YOUNGEST.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/29/2021|
"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 Anonymous||reply 13||01/29/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 14||01/29/2021|
Was anyone really asking for this?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/29/2021|
Fine, but isn't the "Maya Angelou reincarnation" crowning a little hasty?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/29/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 17||01/29/2021|
Pretty soon they’ll be calling her “Doctor Amanda Gorman“.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/29/2021|
If she was ugly, would people think her poetry was that great?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/29/2021|
Poetry is Apollonian; SuperBowl is Dionysian.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/29/2021|
This is a colossally dumb idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/29/2021|
Mommy, the Emperor is NAKED!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/29/2021|
The Super Bowl is supposed to be a fun and carefree event. Why does EVERYTHING have to be so serious?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/29/2021|
R18 Yes, like "Dr." Martin Luther King
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/29/2021|
So many people are going to sigh and roll their eyes when she reads.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/29/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||01/29/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||01/29/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 28||01/29/2021|
Is she going to ride a pole like a JHo? If not, then not interested.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/29/2021|
My refrigerator keeps my food
So refreshingly cold, so cold it does
Keeping it plugged-in is the key to its power
Just like the power of love that we all seek
That we seek, that we seek, that we all seek
Chill fridgie, Chill fridgie and we all feel that love!!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/29/2021|
Art Fart Shit Tit
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/29/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||01/29/2021|
R1 sick of her already
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/29/2021|
Her DL defenders seem to have fled the scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/29/2021|
I hate her when I saw her instantly. And no, don't ruin superbowl
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/29/2021|
Out of touch again, DL. She'd never have been tapped for the Superbowl if the producers didn't see $$$.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/29/2021|
IMG modeling contract too.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/29/2021|
Her perfect Blue Steel will catapult her to the top.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/29/2021|
I'm happy for her meteoric rise, but yeah, this is a really bad idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/29/2021|
She needs to learn to say "no" sometimes. Her integrity went down the toilet when she signed the modeling contract.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/29/2021|
Has anybody compared this fine young woman's moment in the sun to another beautiful brown Super Bowl ingenue?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/29/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/29/2021|
[quote] will read a new poem honoring three Americans for their work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Winken, Blinken and Nod?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/29/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/29/2021|
I will kneel during her recitation in protest of this totally inappropriate occasion to foist this poem on the public.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/29/2021|
I believe Anne Sexton read "Menstruation at Forty" at Super Bowl V in the Miami Orange Bowl.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/29/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||01/29/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||01/29/2021|
She better be careful. Greta will cut a bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/29/2021|
She appears to reach for pollen and dust particles floating about her in the air as she waxes poetically.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/29/2021|
R2 and R47 summed it up.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/29/2021|
[quote]but poetry at the Super Bowl? No. Just, no.
Don't worry. She will appear but there won't be any poetry.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/29/2021|
She better enjoy it while it lasts,and save those pennies too.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/29/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 54||01/29/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/29/2021|
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|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/29/2021|
What an embarrassing kiss-ass piece.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/03/2021|
R57 article is an example of the media desperate to prop up the hype. That no one asked for.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/03/2021|
Luckily my team in is the damn thing so i will put up with ANYTHING to see a repeat!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/03/2021|
Said No One: Poetry, yup, that’s exactly what the Super Bowl was missing!
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 61||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 62||02/03/2021|
She's on Cameo now, where she will recite lines from the poem for you for the low price of $50!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/03/2021|
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:
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/03/2021|
‘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 Anonymous||reply 65||02/03/2021|
Color becomes her
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/03/2021|
R65 oh god, I hope she does something like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/03/2021|
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/03/2021|
I'd rather a poem than the national anthem sung at sports events so yeah, why not.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/03/2021|
R65, Bravo! I tip my red headband to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 71||02/03/2021|
This will end in CHEERS!
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/03/2021|
they’re going to boo her, this is a bad decision.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/03/2021|
R73 Who? The “fans in the stands” are cardboard cutouts.
Hey that gives me an idea for a poem!
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/03/2021|
‘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 Anonymous||reply 75||02/03/2021|
Egad. I hope they don't run this promising young woman into the ground. Too much, too soon?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/03/2021|
“Man’s Hole” by A.G.
What happens, when
Man’s soul becomes
Go home, and smoke a
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 Anonymous||reply 77||02/03/2021|
we have a lot of poets here that may not know it!
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/03/2021|
I’m interested to hear Tom Brady recite his poem ‘Little Kisses’
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/03/2021|
And I’d like to help r77 straighten out his Longfellow.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/03/2021|
R77 ‘s composition is a mess
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/03/2021|
Who wants a fucking poem read at A Super Bowl. What an idiotic idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 83||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 84||02/03/2021|
Next year for the half-time show performances by Renée Fleming, Patti Lupone and the cast of Wicked.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/03/2021|
Fine calypso woman,
She cook me shrimp and rice,
Fine calypso woman,
She cook me shrimp and rice
Dese yankee hot dogs
Don't treat me stomach very nice.
In Trinidad, one dollar buy
Papaya juice, banana pie,
Six coconut, one female goat,
An' plenty fish to fill de boat.
One bushel bread, one barrel wine,
An' all de town, she come to dine.
But here is bad, one dollar buy
Cup of coffee, ham on rye.
Me throat she sick from necktie,
Me feet hurt from shoes.
Me pocket full of empty,
I got Calypso blues.
Dese yankee girl give me big scare,
Is black de root, is blonde de hair.
Her eyelash false, her face is paint,
And pads are where de girl she ain't
Wa-oo wa-oo wa-oo wa-ay
Wa-oo wa-oo wa-oo wa-ay
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/03/2021|
R65 is 100x better than that non-sensical rant
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/03/2021|
Have they put a picture of her in the dictionary next to the word ‘smug’ yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 89||02/03/2021|
That's Doctor Reverend, R18.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/03/2021|
I hope Justin Timberlake doesn't expose her tit 'by mistake'.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 92||02/03/2021|
[quote] Amanda Gorman to read poem at Super Bowl
I momentarily read that as she would read porn at the Super Bowl
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/03/2021|
Don't bother stocking up on munchies for the Bowl. You are about to be served up an enormous word salad.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/03/2021|
Maybe she'll surprise us and it'll be about sweat, muscles, testosterone, and hung jocks going commando in their spandex.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/03/2021|
Op's pic with the yellow jacket and red hat makers me want to order a double cheese burger. Hold the pickles please.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/03/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 98||02/03/2021|
All that’s missing is Cardi B signing for the hearing impaired.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/03/2021|
Hillaria Baldwina can sing the National Anthem in Spanglish.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 101||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 102||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 103||02/03/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 104||02/03/2021|
Her hand gestures seem quite chinese operatic
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 106||02/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 107||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 108||02/03/2021|
The next insufferable Angelou caged bird singing. When will she add Dr. to her name?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 110||02/03/2021|
[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?
I'm not making this up.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||02/05/2021|
I didn't know that. Clearly, it's been all downhill ever since.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||02/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 113||02/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 114||02/05/2021|
IT ISN'T POETRY, IT IS A STREAM OF COUNCIOUSNESS SHOPPING LIST.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||02/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 116||02/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 117||02/05/2021|
To reciprocate, NFL players have graciously agreed to perform at her next poetry reading.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||02/05/2021|
If they truly want to get across her message to greater America, show should perform it at NASCAR.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||02/05/2021|
The rest of America can just look at motivational bumper stickers because that's basically her message.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||02/05/2021|
I'd rather watch David Alan Grier play Maya Angelou again and re-extoll the virtues of Butterfinger, Pennzoil and Froot Loops.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||02/05/2021|
If Amanda Gorman was a chubby white or Native American girl from Nebraska who wrote pretty “poetry”, would we have ever heard of her?
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 Anonymous||reply 122||02/05/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 123||02/07/2021|
She didn't actually show up? What was all the hype?
|by Anonymous||reply 124||02/07/2021|
She's the first, so even if she's 105 she's the youngest! Everything is twisted into a fucking milestone.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||02/07/2021|
I forgot all about her, and missed her appearance.
This is from Twitter.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||02/07/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 127||02/07/2021|
"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 Anonymous||reply 128||02/07/2021|
Totally inappropriate venue for her work.
Her 15 minutes of fame apparently was extended to 16.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||02/07/2021|
Her twitter page actually says "For inquiries, see below." She's a gold plated whore.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||02/07/2021|
And yet the NFL continues to boycott Colin Kaepernick.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||02/07/2021|
[quote] And yet the NFL continues to boycott Colin Kaepernick.
Because Kaep was a shitty quarterback.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||02/07/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 133||02/07/2021|
She should have told the NFL to go fuck themselves. Now she’s just a sellout whore.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||02/07/2021|
I'm thinking of sending Dr. Gorman an inquiry for the text of her Super Bowl poem to be inscribed on my tombstone.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||02/07/2021|
But how will you replicate the famous hand-movements on your tombstone?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||02/07/2021|
Her compositions are shit. The inauguration was a one-off, fueled by the excitement of the event.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||02/07/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 138||02/07/2021|
Very underwhelmed. The hand movements are old. Hopefully, she can go away now
|by Anonymous||reply 139||02/07/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 140||02/07/2021|
She's like the woke version of Bart Simpson and his catch phrase "I didn't do it."
|by Anonymous||reply 141||02/07/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 142||02/07/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 143||02/07/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 144||02/07/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 145||02/07/2021|
That's fucking horrific.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||02/07/2021|
Which is ironic since her poetry puts me to sleep.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||02/07/2021|
Not poetry. It's not even the pretentious kind of non-poetry - it's just creative indentation.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||02/07/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 149||02/07/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 150||02/07/2021|
Blanco’s picture book flopped. So there’s hope.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||02/07/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 152||02/07/2021|
Oh, I was wondering who would pick out a $400 headband. Oprah would.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||02/07/2021|
She's a Harvard grad. No HBCU for Miss Prada Thing.
(OK ok, yes she comes from a humble family.)
|by Anonymous||reply 154||02/07/2021|
Hunny, She's got Michelle Obama's backing.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||02/07/2021|
R155 Oprah is the one most involved with her.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||02/07/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 157||02/07/2021|
They both are.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||02/08/2021|
Roses are red
violets are blue
I didn't watch the Super Bowl
Because I had to brush my tooth.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||02/08/2021|
I loved it
|by Anonymous||reply 160||02/08/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 161||02/08/2021|
This was on all the European news reports like it was the greatest thing since fried chicken.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||02/08/2021|
Please don't mention fried chicken, it wounds.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||02/08/2021|
r158 no, it's Oprah. Michelle has her own shit she's doing.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||02/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 165||02/08/2021|
[quote] It's way too early to be making Maya Angelou comparisons, as well.
Especially if she's too young to start drinking.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||02/08/2021|
Everytime I see OP's pic, I wonder why she has a red, plastic, dog's bowl on her head.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||02/08/2021|
"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 Anonymous||reply 168||02/08/2021|
What's Cousin Pam doing reciting poetry?
|by Anonymous||reply 169||02/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 170||02/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 171||02/08/2021|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||02/08/2021|
R161 No, instead the US have a system where all universities are good, instead of just a handful.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||02/15/2021|
Always so well put together
|by Anonymous||reply 174||02/15/2021|
Girl of the Earth
|by Anonymous||reply 175||02/15/2021|
I wish I was bankrolled by Oprah, damn.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||02/15/2021|
She's the "it" girl!
|by Anonymous||reply 177||02/15/2021|
She’s really the Lupita ‘Lulu’ Nyong’o of 2021
|by Anonymous||reply 178||02/15/2021|
when will this cooze disappear?
|by Anonymous||reply 179||02/15/2021|
"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 Anonymous||reply 180||02/15/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 181||Last Monday at 4:44 PM|
She's overexposed and prematurely heralded as genius, but no one is allowed to criticize her.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 183||Last Monday at 4:57 PM|
Sorry, R183, it's actually Oprah selling her.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 185||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 186||Last Thursday at 2:25 PM|