Today’s poetry is not written in school textbooks
It is waxing lyrical in basement bars, whipping crowds into frenzies
It is scrawled on toilet walls, viral on YouTube, retro on Instagram
Underground in our community streets
It has evolved from stone tablets to the printing press to the digital age
It is the ghetto punk patois of our comic book superheroes, our gangsters and our gods
It is electrifying our classrooms and it is changing the lives of students forever.