Margie Shaheed: Poetry Chapbook Contest 2014 Winner

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.

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PlaygroundCover 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 50-year-old Black American woman who survived the ideological race, class, and gender wars in academe in the ’90s!  The narrative explains how Ms. King transformed from a former English instructor into a language artist and small-press publisher.  Good for her…but what about the following generations of girls?

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Cover image: copyright 2012 Patricia Wallace Jones

Cover image: Copyright 2012 Patricia Wallace Jones

Extra MoJo! — On Sale Now

Extra MoJo! is a paperback anthology by 21 Black women writers.  Poetry.  Memoir.  Social Commentary. 

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Cover image c. 2012 by Jessica Grundy

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

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.