• juanfelipeherrera 0915 Poetry

    Fresno Poets On Herrera

    Sep 15, 2015

    Zyanna Maynard

    Fresno poets weigh in on Juan Felipe Herrera's nomination to U.S. Poet Laureate--the first Latino Laureate and second from the Valley.
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    Fresno Poets On Herrera

    Sep 15, 2015

    Zyanna Maynard

    Fresno poets weigh in on Juan Felipe Herrera's nomination to U.S. Poet Laureate--the first Latino Laureate and second from the Valley.
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    Something Ancient, Something New:’ Local Artists Celebrate East Valley Heritage

    May 20, 2015

    Christian Mendez

    A small crowd gathered as Alma Ochoa took the stage to perform a monologue about being Purépecha in the eastern Coachella Valley. Ochoa was one of more than ten artists who participated in East Valley Voices OUT LOUD, an event meant to highlight storytelling and arts from the east valley.
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    DSCF4772-480x318

    Something Ancient, Something New:’ Local Artists Celebrate East Valley Heritage

    May 20, 2015

    Christian Mendez

    A small crowd gathered as Alma Ochoa took the stage to perform a monologue about being Purépecha in the eastern Coachella Valley. Ochoa was one of more than ten artists who participated in East Valley Voices OUT LOUD, an event meant to highlight storytelling and arts from the east valley.
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  • The Beat Within Poetry

    To My Dearest Daughter -- Letter From a Lifer

    Jun 19, 2013

    The Beat Within

    My Dear Child, Congratulations on making the Honor Roll! I am very proud of you! I knew you could raise your grades. Your mom told me that you have a 3.5 grade point average now, which means you are averaging around a B+. That’s very good, and you should be happy about this accomplishment.
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    The Beat Within

    To My Dearest Daughter -- Letter From a Lifer

    Jun 19, 2013

    The Beat Within

    My Dear Child, Congratulations on making the Honor Roll! I am very proud of you! I knew you could raise your grades. Your mom told me that you have a 3.5 grade point average now, which means you are averaging around a B+. That’s very good, and you should be happy about this accomplishment.
    Read story
  • sweet life 2 Poetry

    Finding Happiness Behind Bars

    Jun 08, 2013

    The Beat Within

    Happiness seems so simple minded. Just a nine letter word that no one even knows how it feels. They think they’re happy when they have wealth, money, and so called friends? But are they really happy?
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    sweet life 2

    Finding Happiness Behind Bars

    Jun 08, 2013

    The Beat Within

    Happiness seems so simple minded. Just a nine letter word that no one even knows how it feels. They think they’re happy when they have wealth, money, and so called friends? But are they really happy?
    Read story
  • human trafficking Poetry

    Poem For a Sister on the Outs

    May 28, 2013

    The Beat Within

    Baby getting ready, flat irons and hot combs <br/> Even though she still on the run, <br/> AWOL’d from the group home
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    human trafficking

    Poem For a Sister on the Outs

    May 28, 2013

    The Beat Within

    Baby getting ready, flat irons and hot combs <br/> Even though she still on the run, <br/> AWOL’d from the group home
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  • love Poetry

    Detention brings writer new perspective on relationships

    Apr 17, 2013

    The Beat Within

    There’s nothing wrong with approval, especially if that’s what makes you happy. And they approve of you regardless of who you are. The worst thing anyone can do is try to get approval from someone who already doesn’t accept you because you’ll try and change, but they already don’t see you for you.
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    love

    Detention brings writer new perspective on relationships

    Apr 17, 2013

    The Beat Within

    There’s nothing wrong with approval, especially if that’s what makes you happy. And they approve of you regardless of who you are. The worst thing anyone can do is try to get approval from someone who already doesn’t accept you because you’ll try and change, but they already don’t see you for you.
    Read story
  • hug Poetry

    Brothers Make Amends In Wake of Sentence

    Mar 11, 2013

    The Beat Within

    It feels nice to hear my older brother tell me he loves me and he cares. He used to tell me to go away, or he'd simply never give me attention or say anything like that.
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    hug

    Brothers Make Amends In Wake of Sentence

    Mar 11, 2013

    The Beat Within

    It feels nice to hear my older brother tell me he loves me and he cares. He used to tell me to go away, or he'd simply never give me attention or say anything like that.
    Read story
  • Poetry notebook Poetry

    Poetry and I

    Sep 20, 2012

    We'Ced

    When I was writing, I didn't know what I was writing was poetry until one day my mom walked in and took my notebook and started to read it. The next day she said I had a talent, a gift.
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    Poetry notebook

    Poetry and I

    Sep 20, 2012

    We'Ced

    When I was writing, I didn't know what I was writing was poetry until one day my mom walked in and took my notebook and started to read it. The next day she said I had a talent, a gift.
    Continue to We'Ced Youth Media
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    'Falling Petals': Teens and STD's

    Sep 18, 2012

    Anonymous

    Falling Petals is about a young man who tries to get a young lady. The man sees a young lady, who looks shy and can probably make him feel safe, so they started to date. He falls for her and thinks she falls in love with him. Everything is going great until he finds out she gave him chlamydia.
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    'Falling Petals': Teens and STD's

    Sep 18, 2012

    Anonymous

    Falling Petals is about a young man who tries to get a young lady. The man sees a young lady, who looks shy and can probably make him feel safe, so they started to date. He falls for her and thinks she falls in love with him. Everything is going great until he finds out she gave him chlamydia.
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  • earth face Poetry

    Finding Appreciation Behind Bars

    Aug 09, 2012

    The Beat Within

    I appreciate the stone bed we sleep on, instead of the dusty floor I was calling a bed. I appreciate the nasty food we get to keep our stomachs quiet. I, despite the cruel things my parents have done to me, appreciate that they visit me everyday, bringing me fashion magazines every time.
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    earth face

    Finding Appreciation Behind Bars

    Aug 09, 2012

    The Beat Within

    I appreciate the stone bed we sleep on, instead of the dusty floor I was calling a bed. I appreciate the nasty food we get to keep our stomachs quiet. I, despite the cruel things my parents have done to me, appreciate that they visit me everyday, bringing me fashion magazines every time.
    Read story
  • demons Poetry

    Poetry from Inside Juvenile Hall: The Sleeping Giant

    Jul 12, 2012

    The Beat Within

    The side of it no one has ever seen <br/> The other thing inside it is a whole different being <br/> Devil’s chocolate no cookies and cream. <br/> Maggots, worms and spiders switch the scene.
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    demons

    Poetry from Inside Juvenile Hall: The Sleeping Giant

    Jul 12, 2012

    The Beat Within

    The side of it no one has ever seen <br/> The other thing inside it is a whole different being <br/> Devil’s chocolate no cookies and cream. <br/> Maggots, worms and spiders switch the scene.
    Read story