Friday, June 14, 2013
Mosaic is filled with storytelling poetry about the glory, the mystery, the promise, and the pain of being a Black woman. Shaheed's poetic Voice is strong and clear, and she offers unflinching glimpses of her struggles, her dreams, and her treasured memories.
Mosaic—packaged between double cardstock covers of ivory and rust, and with soft ivory paper—contains 11 poems on 24 pages. The cover boasts a beautiful photo by Clevelander John Burroughs (www.crisischronicles.com). You may obtain a copy from NBP for only $10 plus $3 postage right here on this site...simply look in the right column and click on the PayPal button. Don't wait until they're all sold out—get your copy today!
For those of you in the Memphis, Tennessee area, Mosaic's official book release and reading will be held this coming Tuesday, June 18, 2013:
Margie Shaheed is a community poet, writer, and performance artist who conducts creative writing workshops for children and adults in a variety of settings, including traditional classrooms, libraries, theatres, community arts centers, mental health centers, and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. Her poems have appeared in Essence Magazine, Black Magnolias, the Mom Egg Review, Blackberry: A Magazine, and Femficatio. Her work can also be found in Liberation Poetry: An Anthology, edited by Tontongi and Jill Netchinsky (Trilingual Press, 2011) and Lipsmack! A Sampler Platter of Poets from NightBallet Press Year Two 2013. She currently works in Memphis, but returns frequently to Cleveland.
(Bio photo photo by Coco, used with permission)