I am happy to share this Solemn book review and audio interview completed by my friend, history professor Sharony Green, whom I myself interviewed in 3 Parts here on Negression this past Women’s History Month, for her book Remember Me to Miss Louisa: Hidden Black-White Intimacies in Antebellum America. I truly hope you enjoy her insights in this other window into me, my work and my creative collaborations.
My friend Erika Rose gave me my first ever “fun” interview on her blog “Word Crafting Me.” We go way back…like, way back to bobby pins and ponytails and crushes and mythology exams and… So read if you dare find out I’m not nearly as serious as I know I look.
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In “Speaking of Summer,” the Black women appear to have it all: great homes, men, careers, girlfriends, beauty. But there is a cost to keeping the realities of how they feel about their treatment in the world such a closed secret… I thank editor Christopher Schnieders for publishing this small piece of it and I look forward to finishing it, to share more to come! Continue reading
To work with Kalisha on re-establishing your writing practice and resurrecting your creative spirit, register for the first session of Kalisha’s course “Spirit of Writing,” at The Eckleburg Workshops. Continue reading
Now that school is out, many children who are either neglected or part of low-budget households will forage for junk food and miss meals outside of a regular school lunch…No Kid Hungry Summer Action Day is June 22! Continue reading
From Goodreads: At the center: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life; but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love until she told a lie that ruined the life of an innocent woman, a lie whose reverberations refuse to diminish . . . Continue reading
Look into my new story just published in Crack the Spine Literary Magazine: “The Incredibly Short Love Affair of Sixo Reese”… and the memoir WHAT COMES NEXT AND HOW TO LIKE IT by Abigail Thomas, the magnificent writer and teacher who taught the workshop where the story was born. Continue reading
It feels wondrous to see a Black American woman at the helm of both literary and mainstream fiction in America (Roxane Gay), and we are all happy for Jacqueline Woodsons’ National Book Award win. However, I wondered where were big, majestic books by my Black American sisters at front of the bookstore and many more smaller books Black American women really had to talk about? Continue reading
In case you’ve missed me this season on Investigation Discovery Channel’s Deadly Affairs true-crime docudrama, hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress and one of my personal childhood favorites Susan Lucci, Friday afternoon is a chance to catch up. I appear back-to-back on the … Continue reading