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Soul Sister Revue: A Poetry Compilation

Publication Date: November 15, 2019, $20


HaniF AbdurraqiB - Freida Jones

Keisha-Gaye aNDERSON - mia kAng

Amber Atiya - Jason Koo

Yasmin Belkhyr - David Tomas Martinez

Elana Bell - Caits Meissner

Joshua Bennett - Yesenia Montilla

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor - Kamilah AisHa Moon

María Fernanda CHAMORRO - Cynthia Dewi Oka

Cortney Lamar Charleston - José Olivarez

Cathy Linh Che - Lynne Procope

Jeremy Michael Clark - Noel Quiñones

Rio Cortez - Peggy Robles-Alvarado

Kyle Dargan - Evie ShockleY

Yadira De La Riva - Chris Slaughter

R. Erica Doyle - Patricia Smith

Denice Frohman - Pamela Sneed

Roberto Garcia - Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

Rachel Eliza Griffiths - Ed Toney

JP Howard - R.A. Villanueva

Safia Jama - Candace Williams


Cynthia Manick (editor)

Cover by Rico Frederick

This anthology celebrates five years of Soul Sister Revue, a quarterly reading series for established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling. The series was formed by poet Cynthia Manick to see diversity on stage, to promote storytelling, and to celebrate Soul in all its forms. In this anthology, two poets from each Soul Sister Revue performance contribute a poem and answers the question What does Soul mean to you? Soul Sister Revue premiered in March 2014 in New York City and can be found at https://www.soulsisterrevue.com/.

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Ashaki Jackson
Conney Williams
Nikki Blak
Tommy Domino
Pam Ward
Jawanza Dumisani
Derek Brown
Kiyatana Sapp
Jennifer Thompson
Doug Kearney
C. Imani Williams

Poets & Allies for Resistance: 2015 Anthology

Khadijah Anderson (editor)

This anthology contains work by poets who participated in a monthly literary series (Poets & Allies) featuring two writers of color and an open mic that focuses on social justice issues. The series was formed in response to and support of the Black Lives Matter movement and had the first reading in December 2014 in Pasadena, CA.  



Verse/Chorus: A Call and Response Anthology

Verse/Chorus is a diverse collection of literature written in response to African American history. Coming out of a workshop tradition, this anthology features the work of 27 contributors who wrote poems, stories, and essays about and for African American historical figures. Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Langston Hughes, Son House, Gwendolyn Brooks, Marvin Gaye, and many other great men and women are celebrated in this volume as the contributors "respond" to their works, lives, loves, pain, and joy.

Listen to chorus singing, listen to them calling, and respond...