a few updates

July 5, 2010 § 1 Comment

1 i have been blogging a lot more at outlaw midwives.  you can go over and check out some of the posts.

2 dear sister aaminah has finished her first zine and will be for sale soon!  check it out at the thaura zine distro!

3 go and pick up a copy of colored girls on amazon.com.  not only are three of my poems in it, but so are the work of  a lot of other blogger/poets that i admire.

(pic of shadowed tree, cloth and skin, the cover of colored girls)

Colored girls is a collaborative creation of 10 rad women of color artists. We have office jobs, we are sex workers, we do hair, we sell drugs, we teach highschool, we are dis/abled, we are mamis, we are all different cultures and coloreds. We hustle for our art. In April 2009 we came together to commemorate National Poetry Writing Month by participating in the A Poem A Day (APAD) movement. Not a single one of us produced 30 poems in 30 days. However, every single one of us explored the limits of our productivity and produced poems thriving with wisdom, healing, honesty and literary excellence. Contributors include Nadia Abou-Karr, Noemi Martinez, Stacey Milbern, Glennisha Morgan, anna Saini, annu Saini, Fabiola Sandoval, Lottie Spady and Mai’a Williams with cover art by Kameelah Rasheed. This is the inaugural publication by Husters//Artist Productions. Look for Volume 2 of this National Poetry Month anthology in May 2011.

4 woman’s work, a short story collection, will be out in a week! with my lil fairy story in it.   you can pre-order a copy now!

(pic of profile woman’s bust in black and white, with a bright red flower tucked in her hair.  cover for woman’s work)

5 oh i participated in a mini blog carnival about the documentary/campaign: crisis in the crib about infant mortality rates in black communities.  you can read my post at outlaw midwives and the rest of the posts linked through unnecessarean

6 i am now officially a student at aami .

i admire carla hartley’s protocol toward childbearing folk and am excited to get to study with her.

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