The first "MoJo!" reading
On days like this, being a publisher is a terrible job. I clearly remember the day I first read Margie Shaheed's submission to the HCP poetry chapbook contest, which she won. Her words were energetic, smart, and funny--and eventually I found out just how well they represented her personality. I was proud to publish her … Continue reading Rest in Peace, Margie Shaheed
Extra MoJo! #2, a print anthology of 14 Black women's poetry and flash memoir) is now available on Amazon! Thank you to the contributing writers for their patience and support as the publication date was delayed for a few months. Cover image: "Maya" (photograph) © 2015 Patricia Wallace Jones Writers: Cherrell Bates * Anna K. … Continue reading Extra MoJo! #2 Available Now
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. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON! cover image c. 2015 James Polacci Margie Shaheed is a … Continue reading Margie Shaheed: Poetry Contest 2014 Winner
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? Available on Amazon
Extra MoJo! is a paperback anthology by 21 Black women writers. Poetry. Memoir. Social Commentary. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON. 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.)
New small press for Black women's poetry and flash memoir (or social commentary)! This is the sister press of MoJo! --an online literary magazine.