“Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them” – Brenna Twohy
This poem features two of my favorite topics: Harry Potter and sex, of course. Brenna Twohy is undeniably powerful as she explores her desire- her desire to watch believable porn, to explore the magic of her sexuality, and to be considered a person even when she is not having sex with a man. This is one of my favorite slam poems of all time and after you watch it, you’ll know why.
“Shrinking Women” – Lily Myers
Lily Myers accomplishes a tremendous feat with her poem “Shrinking Women”. She explores the differences between how she and her mother eat (or don’t) and shrink as her father and brother grow and expand. She laments the habits she picked up from her mother while hating the realities that forced her into it. While watching this poem, I guarantee you will uncomfortably find the women in your family between the words.
“The Type” – Sarah Kay
“The Type” by Sarah Kay is a reminder to women everywhere that we are more than analogies or life vests. Even in love and desire, we can stay our own. Listen to this poem and figure out how.
“Cab Rides and the Morning After” – Alysia Harris
In “Cab Rides and the Morning After”, Alysia Harris holds a magnifying glass to every Friday night spent feeling impossibly beautiful and absurdly alive. She pulls you through every cab ride she has taken in the bright light of the morning and reminisces on every bed she has slept in that is not her own. And she reminds us of one essential thing: it is our choice. It is our experience.
Fortesa Latifi is a 21-year old poet. Her first book, This Is How We Find Each Other was published through Where Are You Press in 2014. She hopes you find something good here. She knows you will.