Poetry is all around us. It’s in the wind's whistle, the chirping of the birds, the kiss of a loved one. Poetry is my husband’s scent and my mother’s smile. We want to welcome you to the first issue of the Literary Korner Publishing Magazine (LitMag) for poets. LitMag publishes once a year, inspired by Yecheilyah’s Annual Poetry Contests featuring poems written by the talented authors who have entered and won from the previous year. As you read, we ask that you think about what it means to love yourself, genuinely and authentically.
These are not lullabies or children’s tales. What you are about to witness is each poet’s testimony on the transformational power and strength of self-worth. “There was refuge in my brokenness,” says grand prize winner Jahkazia Richardson. “Deep in the soul of my being, I awakened.” As you read, we ask that you think about these lyrics, and we hope these poets' words will help you come home to yourself. “I reverse engineer my collapse,” says Nailah Shami, second-place runner-up, “with unhurried tithes to myself.”
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