Coming Soon: Winner of the HCP 2014 Poetry Chapbook Contest

Playground: poems by Margie Shaheed

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-playground 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.

Mignon Ariel King’s Memoir

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?

Available on Amazon

Cover image: copyright 2012 Patricia Wallace Jones

Cover image: Copyright 2012 Patricia Wallace Jones

Extra MoJo! — On Sale Now

HCPs Extra MoJo! is on sale HERE.  A paperback anthology by 21 Black women writers.  Poetry.  Memoir.  Social Commentary. 

Featuring the best of Issues 1-10 of the online journal  MoJo(See archived work examples on the MoJo! tab above.)


Cover Art:  “Happy Thoughts” c. 2012 by Jessica Grundy

Introducing Hidden Charm Press

New small press for Black and African-American women’s memoir and poetry!

This is the sister press of MoJo! –an online literary magazine.