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Sunday, August 24, 2014
Help Octavia go to Callaloo Workshop in London
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I am a poet and community-based teacher who has been selected to participate in the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, which will be held this fall in London, England. Callaloo, a Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters based in Texas A&M University, is ranked as one of the top literary journals in the United States and is edited by the legendary Charles Henry Rowell. The workshop facilitators include novelist, essayist and Princeton Lecturer Maaza Mengiste, whose book Beneath the Lion’s Gaze is an international bestseller, and famed poet and Columbia University teaching fellow Gregory Pardlo.
In light of the current Ebola crisis, I will work on a series of poems that highlight the human stories behind this global failure.