|Poet Derek Walcott- Photo Black Kudos|
Love after Love
The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
-Derek Walcott, 1930-2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Give a listen to the late, phenomenal poet Louis Reyes Rivera and his poem Bullet Cry:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM--q8EMuew
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|David Nakabayashi-Land of the Free|
Two of my poems, concerning the Ebola crisis, was recently published in Rigorous :
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| Visible Poetry Project |
I recently learned that one of my poems will be turned into a short film by the Visible Poetry Project , which brings together young filmmakers to create short videos based on the work of 30 selected poets. This project aims to make poetry more accessible through the medium of film. Each day in April, which is National Poetry Month, one visual poem will be presented. Stay tuned: https://www.visiblepoetryproject.com/videos/
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
My Name Is George Junius Stinney Jr; A Powerful Animation Project About the Youngest Person Executed in the U.S.
George Junius Stinney Jr. (born October 21, 1929, died June 16, 1944) was, at age 14, the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century.
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Saturday, September 10, 2016
|Estate of Beauford Delaney.|
I am so proud to say that this is the woman who my daughter, Sojourner Ahébée, has been working with as an intern this summer, in Paris. Do read about Ms. Well's project and support it!!!
Here is the link to the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/08/arts/international/beauford-delaney-returns-to-the-scene.html?_r=1
| Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York |
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Friday, September 9, 2016
|Poet Sojourner Ahebee and Filmmaker Kira Bursky- Check out their collaborative film project and vote to send Kira to Sundance|
|Filmmaker Kira Bursky featured in Seventeen Magazine|
This is an important feminist project. Sojourner’s poetry urges girls and women to name those
things we historically keep silent about and Kira’s insights and filmmaker’s artistry poignantly
delivers this message. Sojourner stated that, “the film is in part about depression, but also about
Black, female existence in the world and all the challenges that accompany being a Black girl. We
worked really hard on this project, took risks, opened up, and the result was a really funky documentary/moving poem.”
Please view this short film and VOTE for it and offer a COMMENT. Every vote puts these young
women closer to becoming finalists in the 2016 Sundance Ignite Fellow Program!
Let’s support them!!! Here is the link to do just this:
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Saturday, August 27, 2016
|The Barnes Foundation|
Philly folk, check out the course offerings at the Barnes Foundation this fall. Scholarships are available. I am interested in this one.
Albert Barnes and African American Culture
MONDAYS, OCTOBER 24–NOVEMBER 14 (4 CLASSES)
Instructor: Kimberly Camp, MSc
Explore Dr. Barnes’s ideas about education, activism, and art in the context of his interest and involvement in black culture of the early 20th century. Discuss larger issues of art and race that are debated among museum professionals.
$200; members $180
Here is a link to more info: http://barnesclasses.org/
As many of you know, Sojourner Ahebee, my daughter, is a 2016 BOSP Continuation International Fellow for the
|By Beauford Delaney-Untitled (Woman in an Abstract Field)|
(1966) Oil monotype, with hand-painted additions in oil,
on cream wove paper
Image courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries
Please read the following poem Sojourner was ask to write inspired by this Beauford Delaney painting of Marian Anderson. Read this on the Les Amis de Beauford Delaney blog: Here is the link: http://lesamisdebeauforddelaney.blogspot.com/2016/08/woman-in-abstract-field-after-beauford.html