undr_scr review issue no. 2
Editing for undr_scr this issue has been an interesting shift from Issue No. 1’s strictly poetry submissions, as artists have brought many new forms of art to the site. The photo submissions, nonfiction prose, and poetry inspired me and urged me to advocate for what we are doing with this magazine more, because youth art being crucial for healing as a concept has been solidified with this issue. (As many hard hitting issues have been addressed in this issue and the last).
Issue No. 2 features poems, an essay and a powerful submission from undr_scr review’s own Kennedie King as part of the I Want to Live poetry contest.
– Hajjar Baban, Poetry Editor
i want to live – kennedie king
I Want to Live
I Want To Live is a nation-wide project initiated by Youth Speaks, where youth submit poems discussing racial profiling and police brutality in their communities. InsideOut Literary Arts Project was one of the few organizations chosen to receive a grant to create this opportunity is Detroit. Through a competitive submission process, one winner from Detroit was chosen to represent the city at Brave New Voices, Atlanta, 2015.
Listen to Kennedie King’s poem, “America Goes to Marriage Counseling.”