In this collection, the neighborhood bar is an adult playground. The metaphor is extended by a motif which includes children’s rhymes and references to toys and games. The language is gritty in spots, and sometimes profane, but always life-affirming.
cover image c. 2015 James Polacci
Margie Shaheed is a community poet, writer, and teaching artist. She is the author of Mosaic (NightBallet Press, 2013) and Onomatopoeia (NightBallet Press, 2015). Her work has also appeared in print journals including Essence Magazine, Black Magnolias, The Mom Egg Review, and Blackberry as well as online at TimBookTu and Femficatio.
The memoir of a Black woman who survived the ideological wars in academe in the ’90s! The memoir explains how I transformed from a former English instructor into a language artist and small-press publisher. Good for me…but what about the following generations of girls?