Say It/Sing It

Say It/Sing It


From "Say It/Sing It If the Spirit Leads: Ars Poetica (after Vievee Francis)"

Say it.

That every day is a toast

to living. An ode to the way we

made resilience an art

My classroom is a self-love anthem

in 9 parts. Together, we unlearn shame.

Dream silly.

Sing what we cannot say anywhere else.


—Joshua Bennett
Design by Alison Farone © 2013


Watch poet Dr. Joshua Bennett recite "Say It/Sing It" a poem for MOVEMENT, the 2016 celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Joshua Bennett: 'Say It, Sing It If The Spirit Leads (After Vievee Francis)'

Watch Dr. Joshua Bennett's lecture: "Self Reflection & History of Spoken Word Tradition" from 2019, Chautauqua Institution

Joshua Bennett - Self Reflection & History of Spoken Word Tradition