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An acrostic poem

Create your poem with the first initials of your name!

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Private Ladies Lunch & Soiree Lancaster, Pennsylvania

SISTER WINGS & 'LIAS' MOTHER PERFORMANCE

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JAZZ & POETRY SHOW PHILADELPHIA, PA

FEATURED POET @ BIG TRIGGER'S SOUND OF JAZZ & POETRY SHOW

Why I Write VIDEO

Spoken word from Sister Wings, CD. A experimental collaboration video. Please excuse the low pixels in the photos...many were taken before HD. Oni wrote and delivers this mix over the groove of Samori Coles of lil drummaboy LLC, Philadelphia

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN short story winner

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IN 2006 ONI'S SHORT STORY BIO WAS A WINNER!

THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN "AUTOBIOGRAPHY PROJECT" WAS A CHALLENGING 300 WORD CONTEST. ONI'S STORY ABOUT GROWING UP GOING TO THE UPTOWN THEATER WAS ONE OF THE 20 WINNERS. HER POSTER WAS POSTED AT THE BUS STOP SHELTER AT 20TH & WALNUT ST. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Read story here

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HEAR ONI IN THIS AWARD WINNING BOOK!

LISTEN TO ONI SOLO RAP DUNBAR'S "WE WEAR THE MASK" ON PAGE 56,

ALSO FEATURED WITH NIKKI & VAL GRAY WARD ON PAGE. 54, GWENDOLYN BROOKS, "WE REAL COOL"  & MARTIN LUTHER KINGS SPEECH ON PAGE 64. 

Invite Oni to present a hip hop storytelling session with your students!

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NIKKI GIOVANNI introduces ONI to rap Dunbar!

PANTENE TOTAL YOU TOUR

ONI RAPS DUNBAR'S "WE WEAR THE MASK" FOR MC LYTE & AUDIENCE AT CONVENTION CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA, PA

Professor Nikki Giovanni on the making of "Hip Hop Speaks To Children" & giving Oni  props in this award winning book she created & edited.

FRED & MABEL

An adult story on perspective.

I Dreamt, MLK Jr. Inside Story & Poem

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Listen on "Story Story Podcast"

 

Clik on CD Cover to listen to the back story on how and why this story poem was created. 

Hit the back arrow in your browser and you can return to browse website while you listen. 

Thank you & enjoy!


I Dreamt, MLK Jr. The Video

 An excerpt from the spoken word tribute poem, from the independently produced CD "Sister Wings, Spoken Word Songs Bass & Beats"  

ASCAP (SR) (c) 2005  Words by Oni Lasana  - Music by Samori Coles of lil drummaboy, LLC Philadelphia. 

Please contact Oni for permission to use in classroom. 

Order CD or download track here

full lyrics are enclosed with purchase of CD. If digitally downloaded, contact Oni for the poem.  

Please excuse the photos as the pixels are not clear and were published before HD.

HAIKU POEMS

Thanks to Debra Wright, a poet and founder of the For Woman Collective, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for bringing the Sonia Sanchez Mural Arts Haiku project to my attention.
Haiku's is a  form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, & 5  

The following are my submissions for the project.

(C) 2012 All Rights Reserved

(c) 2012 Oni lasana Myku / haiku

MUSIC

TRAVEL

TRAVEL

 Make me dance all day
See me reach out into the light
Know me in a song 

TRAVEL

TRAVEL

TRAVEL

Travel unravels
Stereotypes fall apart
Releasing our fears

FAMILY

TRAVEL

FAMILY

More than blood thru veins
Family tears joys and pains
Connect in one love

PEACE

MURALS

FAMILY

Peace, silent words heard
Inside our mind space in time 
Whispers unknown ...ssssh

MONEY

MURALS

MURALS

People make money
Money makes people mo' friends
Money goes friends end

MURALS

MURALS

MURALS

Old houses light up
Walls reflecting our history
Murals tell stories 

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SISTER WINGS, SPOKEN WORD SONGS, BASS & BEATS!

INDEPENDENTLY PRODUCED ORIGINAL POEMS SET TO THE BEATS OF SAMORI COLES OF lil drummaboy music, Philadelphia, SOUNDBOY of Coatesville, PA, DENNIS THOMPSON of Jamaica & ONI'S on BASS GUITAR.

FEATURING: WHY I WRITE, LOVE MUST FALL, OUT OF THE PHYSICAL, ALL THAT, ANOTHER WOMAN THANG, HIGHER EDUCATION, I DREAMT, MLK JR.

AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD @ CDBABY.COM

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ANOTHER WOMAN THANG

ONI'S STATEMENT POEM ON THE POWER OF WOMANHOOD, IS PUBLISHED IN THIS BOOK OF SHORT STORIES AND POEMS, FOR WOMAN,  EDITED BY DEBRA POWELL-WRIGHT 

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IN THE COMPANY OF POETS

Oni as "Story Poet" with Philly's First & Finest Female Spoken Word Ensemble 

L-R: DEBRA POWELL-WRIGHT ~ ONI LASANA ~ PAT MCLEAN ~ NISH PUGH @ AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF PHILADELPHIA

Connect with Oni!

AVAILABLE TO HOST INTERACTIVE STO'TRY (Poetic Storytelling) SESSIONS FOR CONFERENCES 

WRITERS RETREATS ~ FAMILY REUNIONS ~ SISTER CIRCLES ~ SOIREES'  LITERARY SALONS  ~  SCHOOL POETRY CAFE'S   

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