Tapestry is a new section of OHF Weekly  devoted to poetry that celebrates both our similarities and our differences, but most of all our shared humanity. It’s poetry that seeks to recognize the contributions from . . . foster racial equity and allyship for . . . and support inclusion of marginalized people into the beautifully varied fabric that is America. 

You might remember “Equal People,” a special month-long poetry “series” we ran several times (2020 series); now we’re making poetry a permanent, ongoing part of the publication.  

At Our Human Family, we believe people can change when we want to change, when we believe change is possible, and when we know how to change. So we want to give people the tools to become better human beings, the people we were created to be, and poetry is a wonderful way to reach people—whether you’re a reader, writer, or both.

Tapestry’s writers can be of any skin tone, gender, sexual identity, age, nationality, and profession. You can be an avid poet who’s written verse for years, or someone game to give it a shot for the very first time. 

What you should share in common with other OHF Weekly writers is a love for humanity. You should be familiar with the rich contributions of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to America.

Submissions will be accepted starting immediately. We look forward to reading and sharing your poems!

Clay Rivers and Sherry Kappel
OHF Weekly Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor

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