This page is dedicated to the life and memory of
Rodlyn Helena Douglas
December 30, 1949 - June 24, 2010

WOMENWRITEnyc is 4 women exploring the harmony and the discord of growing up female. 4 women speaking the music within our very distinct cultural experiences. 4 women loving the life we have and the future we dream for ourselves. 4 women teasing martinis dry and dancing in winter’s wild indigo.

E.J. Antonio is a recipient of fellowships from the Hurston/Wright Foundation and the Cave Canem Foundation, and was a nominee for a Pushcart Prize. She has appeared as a feature reader at several venues in the Tri-state area, such as various events at Cornelia Street Cafe, the Cave Canem/McNally Robinson Book Store reading series, the Bronx Council on the Arts First Wednesday reading series, the Hudson Valley Writers Association, the Harvard Club, WBAI’s broadcast Perspectives, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, the Bahai Center, and various events at the Bowery Poetry Club.

Her work appears online at,,, and,  and has been published in various Journals and magazines; most recently, African Voices Literary Magazine, Amistad Literary Journal, Terra Incognita, Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, Mobius, and The Mom Egg Literary Journal. Her work is forthcoming in The Drunken Boat and The Encyclopedia Project. Her first chapbook, Every Child Knows, was published in the Fall of 2007 by the Premier Poets Chapbook Series, and she is one of the featured poets on the CD, Beauty Keeps Laying It’s Sharp Knife Against Me: Brant Lyon and Friends.

R. H. Douglas is a Caribbean born Writer, Diarist, Performance Artist and Storyteller. Her work has been published in anthologies and literary journals including: Life Notes; Patchwork of Dreams, Erotique Noire; Pearls of Passion; In Praise of African American Mothers; Creation Fire; and many more. She is the author of October Morning: Other Poems about Healing.

Ms. Douglas created her workshop, Your Life As Story: Once Upon A Time, to facilitate senior citizens writing groups, bringing forth their stories unto the page and the stage, through a series of workshops she conducts for Poets and Writers.

R. H. Douglas is co-founder of SpiritWoman Performance Group and conducts writing workshops on the theme: Story as Ritual for Healing. She has performed throughout New York City including the Samuel Beckett and Harold Clurman theatres Off-Broadway, The Knitting Factory, The Kitchen, and Bowery Poetry Café. She also performed at Living the Dream Theatre and other venues in Columbus, Ohio and at the annual International Women’s Writing Conference at Skidmore College. Performance work includes: MythMadnessMagic; Twelve – the Diary of a Twelve Year Old – a Woman’s Story; Mouth Open, Story Jump Out; Behind God’s Back; Steel Pan Story and Boundaries, her current work.

She is a long-standing member of the International Women’s Writing Guild.

Golda Solomon is a professor of communications, speech, and theater arts; a poet, performer, producer, and docent; a supporter of women musicians as well as young musicians, poets, and performers. She was project director of Po'Jazz at The Hudson Valley Writers' Center for four years before bringing the serires to The Cornelia Street Café in 2003. She is currently conducting "From Page to Performance" workshops for emerging poets and "ready to come out of the closet" writers. Golda has a collection of poetry, Flatbush Cowgirl, published in 1999, for which she co-produced a companion CD, First Set, and a second CD of her poetry, Word Riffs. Her latest collections is Never More Than a Borough Away, Brooklyn Bops, is forthcoming. She also co-produced the CD Po'Jazz: Takin' It To The Hollow. She is included in the yearly collection, The Mom Egg, a collection of poetry, prose and drawings by creative artists who are also mothers. Solomon's book and CDs are available on and

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor
is a poet and teaching artist, the author of three collections of poems; Raw Air, Night When Moon Follows, and Convincing The Body. Her work has been widely anthologized in numerous literary journals and anthologies including; Carry The Word, To Be Left with the Body, Voices Rising, Callaloo, The Mom Egg, and CALABASH A Journal of Caribbean Arts And Letters. Boyce-Taylor is currently attending Stonecoast MFA program at the University Of Southern Maine.
For more information see her web site at