Four Poems by Noelia Young

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Listen in on a private reading by Noelia Young, a slam poet based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her poetry discusses important themes: racism, wisdom, growth, and survival.

Time stamps for each poem:

“To My Racist Friend” 00:29

“Advice To My College Self” 03:38

“Lulla-bye” 7:01

“Me Too” 10:34

 

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I Burned You a CD {Part Three}: The Art of the New by M. Perle

permanent fugue

 

Insert I: Emotional Landscape

 

Insert II: How Do We Know We’re Alive? {excerpt from The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk}

 

 

Insert III: A Meeting Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert IV: Clairvoyance {excerpt from Clairvoyance by C.W. Leadbeater)

 

 

Insert V: Interior Life

Insert VI: Learned Helplessness

 

Insert VII: Beyond Language {excerpt from Ugly Feelings by Sianne Ngai}

Insert VIII: A Lonely Road

 

Insert IX: Losing Your Body {Excerpt from The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk}

 

 

Insert X: Pause {excerpt from M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang}

 

 

Insert XI: The Dead {excerpt from The Dead are With Us by Rudolph Steiner}

Insert XII: Ugly Feelings

 

 

 

Insert XIII: Help

 

 

 

 

 

Insert XIV: Can You? {excerpt from Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown}

 

 

 

Insert XVII: Help II

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert XVIII: Help III

 

 

 

I Burned You a CD {Part ONE}: Growing by M. Perle

permanent fugue

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CD Cover

Insert I

Insert II

Que seguimos rompiendo aquí
Esta fiesta no tiene fin
Botellas para arriba, si
Los tengo bailando, rompiendo y yo sigo aquí

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Insert IV

 

I’m in the first row on your show, in the first row👊

 

On the First Floor Power show

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Your vibrato’s like vulnerable leaves,

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You do it crazy, that’s how you talk to me

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Insert IX

The only living proof I got

                                                                                       Is just the sand that I was made of

Got tired building it up

                              I found the quiet place I lost, it’s just a cell upon the river

 

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Insert VIII: smrt fašizmu

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Insert XI

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Insert XIII

You’re hard on yourself
Well you can’t always be right
All those little things that keep you up at night
You should take some time to figure out your life
But you’re stuck indoors and thinking poorly

You’ll find in time
All the answers that you seek
Have been sitting there just waiting to be seen
Take away your pride and take away your grief
And you’ll finally be right where you need to be

Take all of it, take everything you’re owed
‘Til you finally feel okay being alone
Yeah it’s different now
Yeah it’s different now, you’re old

And you try and you try and you try and you try

 

Insert XV: Growing