Join us in celebration of the word with three intriguing women poets reading and discussing their new and selected work. Discussion hosted by poet Robert Gibbons.
Monica Hand, author of me and Nina, (Alice James Books, 2012). Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including Aunt Chloe, Black Renaissance Noire, Naugatuck River Review, The Sow’s Ear, Drunken Boat, Beyond the Frontier, African-American Poetry for the 21st Century, Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade and American Creative Writers on Class. She has a MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University. A Cave Canem alum, she is also a founding member of Poets for Ayiti. Currently, she is a PhD candidate – Creative Writing – Poetry at the University of Missouri- Columbia.
Metta Sáma is a poet, professor, activist, painter, collage artist, fiction and essay writer. She is the author of South of Here (New Issues Press, published under the name Lydia Melvin), a collection of poems, and Nocturne Trio (YesYes Books, 2012), with visual artist Mihret Dawit. Her work has appeared several journals. She received her MFA in creative writing from Western Michigan University and her PhD in English with an emphasis in creative writing at SUNY – Binghamton.
DuEwa Frazier is a poet, author and educator. She is the author of Goddess Under the Bridge: Poems (Lit Noire Publishing, 2013) and the forthcoming young adult novel, Deanne in the Middle. Her work has appeared in Tidal Basin Review, Reverie, Kweli Journal, Poetry In Performance, X Magazine and others. She earned the MFA in Creative Writing degree at The New School. DuEwa is a candidate for the Ed.M. degree in Educational Leadership at Columbia University. Visit her website at www.duewaworld.com.