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Every Sunday afternoon I feature the best poets around in my Poetry Corner segment on 107.9 WRNB. This week I feature the poetry of Ms. Alana Gooden. Here’s more information about this weeks featured poet…

Alana Gooden

2011 PYPM Slam Team Member

Alana Gooden, 19, is a poet, emcee and community activist. She has been rapping and writing poetry since the age of eight and attributes her inspiration to her late older brother, Robert. She is a senior at Germantown High School. In the fall, she will be attending Temple University where she will study Media, Business & Entrepreneurship. To her, being successful means promoting and encouraging positivity, breaking down barriers, living past the expectation of stereotypes, seeing change manifest, and having those who are impacted pay it forward.

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