Mikaylah Simone

Rookie (Texas)

Mikaylah Simone
Do you like this poet?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


The precision and elegance of a poet’s words can make readers pause to appreciate their own perceptions or examine their feelings. This can surely be said of one new poet…Mikaylah Simone. Mikaylah is an emerging African-American poet whose simple, yet visceral, style brings poetry back to its basics as a social art through her affirmation of cultural identity and personal redemption. Leaving her Texas beginnings, New York soon became the ideal stage for her “one-woman show” of life. From the “Lone Star” (unfashionably dressed in black skin) , to the “Big Apple” where black is “vogue” on the Harlem runway. Mikaylah’s poetry communicates consciousness and passion out of her strong desire ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.


Comments about Mikaylah Simone

more comments »
---
  • Diva Poet (5/28/2014 2:10:00 PM)

    I love the work of this poet, had a chance to hear her read live on stage on her Texas book tour...phenomenal! Her work is old school You can tell she was influenced by poets like Maya Angelou & Nikki Giovanni with a little Gil Scott Heron. Also found her work in a collaborative book Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees, the book was nominated years ago in the same category as Maya Angelou at the BET Awards; of course Dr. Angelou won.

  • Diva Poet (5/28/2014 2:09:00 PM)

    I love the work of this poet, had a chance to hear her read live on stage on her Texas book tour...phenomenal! Her work is old school You can tell she was influenced by poets like Maya Angelou & Nikki Giovanni with a little Gil Scott Heron. Also found her work in a collaborative book Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees, the book was nominated years ago in the same category as Maya Angelou at the BET Awards; of course Dr. Angelou won.

Read all 2 comments »
Best Poem of Mikaylah Simone

Denomination

A world estranged
Ingrained in uncertainty
As sanctified effigies
Cry tears of blood
When holy men
Rape Nuns to purge
Their desires

Flipping pages to memorize phrases
Of a hundred lesser gods

The foundation
Of denomination
Is confusion
Without resolution
As Parsons seek
Carnal pleasures
From altar boys

Flipping pages to memorize phrases
Of a hundred lesser gods

The eleventh hour
Of the seventh day
Continues the timeless
Partition of the color line
As congregations
Of sheep weave
The fine wool suits
Of ...

Read the full of Denomination

PoemHunter.com Updates

[Report Error]