I have officially moved back to New York City, having finished my coursework for my M.A. I live in Brooklyn and I’m loving it! Excitingly, my work of late has taken a turn for the poetic. Over the summer, I decided that I wanted to focus on my poetry again. (My poetry was published years ago, but since then I have been devoting my writing energies to theatre.)
So I applied to Cave Canem‘s fall poetry workshops and was accepted to both! For the past few weeks, I have been attending poetry workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and I have been writing a lot. I have to say that it feels good to immerse myself in verse.
Both workshops are culminating poetry readings that are open to the public. See details below:
November 10, 6:30 pm
Breaking Line, Building Lyric: A Reading
Participants in Cave Canem’s Fall New York City Workshop share poems honed in class. Instructor Linda Susan Jackson hosts. Reception to follow. Wheelchair accessible.
November 15, 6:30 pm
Poetry Conversations: A Reading
Participants in Cave Canem’s Fall Poetry Conversations share poems honed in class. Instructor Bakar Wilson hosts. Reception to follow. Wheelchair accessible.
20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A
In August, I participated in Ana-Maurine Lara’s online art/performance project, 36daysweeksmonthsyearsliftetimes (36 for short). Dozens of artists from all over contributed to 36, and I’m happy to say that my poem “Homeland” was included in the project. Check out my poem here, or better yet, explore all of 36.
In other news, I am honored to say that in September, I was selected as a finalist for the Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab. Also in September, Roots and River Productions kicked of the Emerging Artist Mentorship Program. Pictures from the welcome dinner can be found on our facebook page. If you haven’t been keeping up with Roots and River, you are missing out!
All in all, it has been a time of immense beauty, change, and productivity for me. I look forward to seeing what the near future holds.
Photo by Azure D. Osborne-Lee