Kwame Alexander – “This Is the Honey” & “Why Fathers Cry at Night” | The Daily Show

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Published on February 27, 2024

“Poetry is a way to open up a door to possibilities, no matter who’s writing.” Bestselling author and Emmy-winning producer Kwame Alexander stops by to talk about his latest anthology of Black poets, called “This Is the Honey,” and how it is a way for any reader to explore the love and triumphs of a Black experience, not just tragedy. Alexander also gives Michael Kosta advice for raising daughters and reads a poem from his memoir, “Why Fathers Cry at Night.” #DailyShow #KwameAlexander #MichaelKosta

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20 comments

  • @cloudrouju526 2 months ago

    Kids love it just because they think it’s rap.

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  • @dianematt7837 2 months ago

    Beautiful

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  • @catherinewilliams9680 2 months ago

    If poetry intimidates you, remember songs are nothing more than poem put to music.

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  • @xx8031 2 months ago

    ““75”! – “YOU CAN’T BE SERIOUS”!”

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  • @jubileepup6877 2 months ago

    I wish I could give 2 thumbs up

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  • @kenfurusho2295 2 months ago

    Northern Virginia represent!

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  • @scarlettuwu9582 2 months ago

    When I read the title of this video, what came to mind is when someone’s 19 year old daughter starts doing OF & his friends find out ,.. with things getting really super awkward from that point on 🙂

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  • @martytrueblood5902 2 months ago

    white mensural notation is the reason we have western art class and music
    sunshine

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  • @giannadeluchilomellini5522 2 months ago

    Kwame, thanks for mentioning the great Pablo Neruda.

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  • @CatJabZ 2 months ago

    This was lovely.

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  • @robinstellly 2 months ago

    Very nice interview but I’m so sick of men talking about how they don’t want their daughters to date. Just stop that nonsense. It doesn’t help girls grow up and it normalizes the idea that boys are going to mistreat them. Expect and demand better from boys and they’ll do better.

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  • @colleenfirestine7284 2 months ago

    Absolutely heartwarming.

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  • @monl3807 2 months ago

    Ya…no 1:04

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  • @justincastillogayray 2 months ago

    or Jewel.

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  • @Atmatan_Kabbaher 2 months ago

    For both most of his life and for understanding poetry, the best advice anyone alive could give Kosta is to turn off his mouth and his brain without turning off his ears and his empathy.

    Dude comes off as a goofy sociopath sometimes.

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  • @timb350 2 months ago

    Now THIS is a guy who has a VOICE…and knows how to use it. Just imagine…if that kind of thing could be effectively taught. What a resource that would be …to whatever community learned to harness it.

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  • @stanleyliu7924 2 months ago

    I read the crossover in school 🎉🎉

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  • @helios7212 2 months ago

    Inspirational interview, thank you 🙏

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  • @DidaMinecraft 2 months ago

    That was beautiful, glad to see appreciation of poetry isn’t a relic of the past

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  • @joshuambean 2 months ago

    That was a GREAT interview. From both sides. I love that! Thank you.

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