Mr. Curtis Harris hats off to you and. Ms. Relle Benz and to all of the teen poets that participated, they truly “SpokeFiyah”. I think I saw smoke coming out of the mike a few times. I was mesmerized, revolutionized,baptized and moved to tears by these amazing, trailblazing young people. It takes a village ( old african proverb) and I was honored to bear witness to these fearless warrior Prince and Princess’ who bared their thoughts, feelings,trials and triumphs.Although I am the mother of one of the participants and very proud of her accomplishments,sitting in the audience “listening” too and “feeling” the poets love and pain, I felt like I was mother to all of them. Curtis Harris, Relle Benz, Press and all the other Green Poets Cafe staff/family I thank you for the encouragement, mentoring and love you are giving to “our” youth.