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 poetz.com,
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
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 CDBaby.com
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