“in the undisputed dignity of my womanhood…”

"Only the black woman can say 'when and where I enter, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or special patronage, then and there the whole Negro race enters with me.'" Anna Julia Cooper

Breathing Lessons 101–on the Road Again!

I'm back from a beautiful weekend at the Southern Writers' Symposium...My voice shook. I got anxious. And too warm. And it was still a blast.

Breathing Lessons 101 coming to Bridgewater International Poetry Festival!

I'll be reading from my work-in-progress at the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival this weekend.  You can find the full schedule of events here: Online: http://wp.bridgewater.edu/bipf/ On Twitter: @bcpoetryfestival On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bridgewaterinternationalpoetryfestival I'm on at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 17th.  Come through and say hey (and grab a copy of Breathing Lessons 101)! Can't make [...]