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4th Fall 2018 Change: Louisiana Words New Rankings Give Recognition to the Community

To encourage participation and recognize our community of writers, Louisiana Words now ranks writers based on activity on the blog. 

1-3 contributions - Newcomer

4-11 contributions - Veteran

12-19 contributions- Rising Star

20 + contributions - Allstar Nominee: an Allstar nomination gives the writer an opportunity to compete in the Louisiana Words Allstar competition, starting in 2019 and recurring after that. 

***You do not necessarily have to have 20 contributions to achieve an Allstar nomination. You may have and can read at Louisiana Words: The Series (2013-2014, returning in 2019) multiple times, managed Louisiana Words at one time, or contributed other art to “Rhythms & Visions” multiple times. You need to at least a be Rising Star contributor in addition to these criteria.***

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Louisiana Words History: Harvey LeBeouf and the Rise of Rural Louisiana

Harvey LeBeouf, the 8th accomplished Louisiana Words Allstar and the 2nd quickest writer to rise to this status since 2015, has brought in the most followers than any other writer in the history of Louisiana Words since 2014. He has racked in the most #1 poems and been consistently in the top 3 for Best of Week since Winter 2019. He gained Allstar status quickly having many poems under his belt with many more to come! A native of Kaplan, 27 people have joined the community ranking Kaplan at #6 in the top 10 places following. Yes! Kaplan the 1st rural town to beat out larger places like Shreveport (currently not in the top 10). Now living in Lake Charles, Harvey has also brought in 19 followers for Lake Charles ranking them #10. Both places are currently listed on the Louisiana Words Tour coming in the Winter 2020. Thank you, Harvey!

I’m Not a Nigger (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

You called me a “nigger” One word to rule me  Your word bullet of hate 
You’re life is a such hell  You think 6 letters  Justify your fake inferiority 
Just 6 letters  I got those and 20 more  Together
My mind is bulletproof I’m so far above you  I can call you scum in 6 different languages 
You can’t hide in white pride You are hate  You’re the nigger

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