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Rick C. Brownlee Jr., known by his stage name Jay Brown, is an American Poet, Author, Singer-Songwriter & Record Producer. He is the Founder and C.E.O. of the Record Label: OneWay Records
Jay Brown was born & raised in Montgomery County, Maryland. He is a very talented artist with unique gifts such as Writing, Producing & even being a Linguist. His company OneWay Records is small but packs a very powerful punch in the Music Industry by filling in the fine gap between Poetry & Song. Jay Brown brings his Poetry to Life!!! All Media & Products can be purchased through hiseStore.
Jay Brown hopes that his Book, Audio-Books, Poems, Music & Songs will be an inspiration to Youths, Teens & Adults across the nation & around the world; a Reflection of Life and a Testimony of Triumph!
Mary E. Weems, Ph.D. is a poet, playwright, author, performer, and imagination-intellect theorist. She is a former Poet Laureate of Cleveland Heights (April 2007 – April 2009) and the first African American.
Dr. Weems is the author and/or co-editor of Cleveland Poetry Scenes: A Panorama & Anthology, Poetry Power , her educational text Public Education and the Imagination-Intellect: I Speak from the Wound in My Mouth, to name a few.
Dr.Weems work has appeared in numerous anthologies, most recently Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to the New First Lady , Boomer Girls, and Spirit and Flame: An Anthology of African American Poetry.
Dr. Weems won the Wick Chapbook Award for her collection white in 1996, and in 1997 her playAnother Way to Dance won the Chilcote award for The Most Innovative Play by an Ohio Playwright. Her most recent chapbook Tampon Class, is in its second printing.
Her play Closure is about the foreclosure crises told from the perspective of the objects left behind opened the season at Karamu, the oldest theater in the United States to showcase the work of African American playwrights, and her new workTruth Out which explores what happens when Sojourner Truth returns to the Unitarian Stone Church where she gave her “Ain’t I a Woman” speech in 1851, which is now the Department of Jobs and Family Services, just had a dramatic reading at the Cleveland Playhouse as part of its FusionFest.
It is my great pleasure to present to you my friend Dr. Mary E. Weems, join me as we experience... THE TAMPON CLASS.
S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press, as well as the Ghost Stories deck by Random House. She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author. Sandy is the webmaster and writer of an award-winning, internationally-known web site called American Folklore that features retellings of folktales from each state. This site was created as part of a graduate study at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey in October 1997 and is used daily by teachers throughout the world in lesson plans for students of all levels. Stories from the site have also been used in college text books and in Masters level programs.
D.S. Scott returns to our show with several new Dark Poems! When D. S. Scott was fourteen, a friend suggested he write a short story. He began writing and immediately took an interest in it. A couple weeks later he finished and was surprised to find how much he enjoyed writing it. In the years since, Scott has written in several genres but has found a particular interest in horror and suspense. He enjoys writing poetry, short stories and has started on a novel. Finding writing to be a creative outlet, he kept with it and followed his goal to publish. “He Comes In Many Forms” is D. S. Scott’s first book and collection of dark poetry. He currently lives in North Carolina with his dog, Bandit. Follow him on Facebook.
IT'S A DOUBLE HEADER AUTHOR ALLYSHA AMBER WILL BE THE NEXT GUEST ON THE AUTHOR LARRY TOOMBS GOSPEL RADIO SHOW SATURDAY 21, 2013 3PM CENTRAL PM SHE IS THE AUTHOR OF kEEP IT ON THE DOWN LOW, MIMIKA AVENUE, NORTHSIDE CLIT AND MORE NOVEL SEE HER WEBSITE AT WWW.ALLYSHAAMBER.NET CALL INTO THE SHOW AT 6464780999 AT 3PM CENTRAL AND ASK ALLYSHA HAMBER ANYTHING YOU WISH. POET CHRISTNA G DARLIN WILL BEGIN THE SHOW AT 2PM CENTRAL SAT, 21 2013 WITH HER POETRY READING, THIS SECTION OF THE SHOW WILL BE CALLED DEVINE SPOKEN WORDS. GOSPEL AUTHOR LARRY TOOMBS WILL BE DOING SPOKEN WORDS FROM HIS POETRY BOOK CALLED THE SIMS FAMILY REMEMBERS JANNIE MAE SIMS TOOMBS & BETTY ANN MURRY DEDICATED TO HIS MOTHER & SISTER AFTER LOSING THEM NINE MONTHS APART. THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM CALL THE SHOW 6464780999 AT 2PM CENTRAL AND CATCH ALLYSHA HAMBER AT 3PM CENTAL SAT, 21, 3PM CENTRAL
NWP welcomes Betsy Andrews! http://www.saveur.com
Betsy Andrews is the acting editor-in-chief of Saveur magazine and the editor of the new Saveur DRINK. She is a former dining critic for The New York Times, a former Zagat editor, and created Food & Wine magazine's first-ever blog, "On the Line in New Orleans," an inside report on the rebuilding of the New Orleans restaurant industry after Katrina. She has also written about food and drink for Chow, Eater, Arrive, and other publications. Betsy is an author of two award-winning books of poetry: New Jersey, winner of the 2007 Brittingham Prize in Poetry, and The Bottom, winner of the 42 Miles Press Prize in Poetry for 2013.
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Monique ‘Being True’ Thomas is a mother, partner and “life author” who has been embracing her love of words since adolescence. She is a native New Yorker to the bone and will remain in the city that never sleeps until her time on the earth is finished. She is a former teen journalist who wrote several articles about her time in the foster care system for Represent,formally known as Foster Care Youth United, a nationally published youth magazine for teens in the system. Monique has lent her voice to the spoken word circuit as well as Blog Talk radio when she joined the ladies of Lesbian Memoirs and other internet radio shows. Her sensual, highly erotic and thought provoking poetry has been well received by many. She has also been featured in anthologies that were published by Lesbian memoirs.
In 2012 Monique decided to finally fulfill l her dream of sharing her work with the world by self-publishing her first short story and poetry collection in her ‘Forever Tangled’ series. The following year she released not only a follow up to her short story collection but also three novellas, ‘Love Relived’, ‘In its Rawest Form’, and ‘Feeling for the wall’. Each book touched on Monique’s feelings of romance and the realness of the presence of drama and the fight it takes to maintain a true love. Her latest book 'Surrender' is the first book of Two Hearts and a romance series. She is currently working on the second book of the series that will have the upcoming Christmas season as its backdrop.
Poetic Fusion is a online internet radio that reaches people internationally. This show is for ALL artist! We have open mic and conversation! ANY artist can share their gift,NO restrictions and talk about the topic we have for the evening! This weeks topic will be: Can you call yourself a poet/artist if you don't practice the different forms of poetry AND does ones appearance affect the performers words? Please join us for an awesome night!
Join me as I speak with Alexis De Veaux: Author • Poet • Activist about her newest work of love, Yabo.
Alexis De Veaux was born and raised in Harlem, the product of two merging streams of black history in New York City-immigrants from the Caribbean on her mother’s side and migrants from North Carolina on her father’s side-who settled in Harlem in the early decades of the twentieth century. The second of eight children, that history was embedded in her mother’s view of life: “You got three strikes against you. You poor, you black, and you female.” But Alexis was drawn to the world of words and books and literature soon became the means by which she re-imagined the world her mother understood.
As an artist and lecturer she has traveled extensively in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Japan, and Europe. Alexis published a second award-winning children’s book, An Enchanted Hair Tale (1987) before moving to Buffalo; where she finished graduate school, earning a doctorate in American Studies, in 1992. A project nearly ten years in the making, her biography of Audre Lorde, Warrior Poet (2004) has been the recipient of several awards, including the Gustavus Meyers Outstanding Book Award (2004), the Lambda Literary Award for Biography (2004), the Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award, Non-fiction (2005). Her work is available in English, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, and Serbo-Croatian.
With her new work, Yabo, Alexis has returned to her first love: writing fiction.
Andrew Scott is a native of Fredericton, NB. Andrew started writing as a way to communicate and cleanse his feelings. The poems written are based on all five senses of emotion. They are stories of him and others, based loosely on conversations and observations.
These are brought to him by visions in his mind and relating to his characters as they were real people. Once they are thought of, these people come to life as their story is told. The reader can relate as these are emotions based on everyday life.
He just published his book The Phoenix has Risen a book of Poetry and Prose. Join us for another conversation with me your Host Celeste S. Duckworth and featured guest Author Andrew Scott.
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Poet Unplugged is a place where artist of ALL kind can use thier craft/gift to engage the world on how to help make change within the lives of the youth and in communities such as schools, churches, fundraising events, etc! Poetic Fusion is a branch of Poet Unplugged. Poetic fusion is an open for ALL artist to share their talent AND participate in the many topics we have about THE ARTS itself! The topics engage artist in conversing about which way they want THE ARTS to go and how we can make it better for those following behind us! With your poetic hosts Sarah "TheElitePoet" and James "Idlewild" Harris, you can be sure to HEARD and have FUN! Join us every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 9:30pm -11:30pm. Just call 718-766-4684!