Tag: Poetry

New Orleans Poet Remembers Mari Evans

Remembering Mari Evans – Speak the Truth to the People By Kysha Brown Robinson Mari Evans was the word itself, without embellishment or detraction. I learned that the absence of a smile had its own tone. Speak the truth to the people Talk sense to the…

LSU’s Sarah Webb edits poetry anthology on colorism

BrassyBrown.com talked with Sarah Webb about editing a new poetry anthology on colorism. Sarah Webb is a PhD student in English at Louisiana State University with interests in literacy, digital media, race and gender. She remembers saying, “That’s cus she’s light skin,” at the age of…

Recap: Black Arts Movement at Dillard University

  In a 1968 essay, “The Black Arts Movement,” Larry Neal proclaimed Black Arts the “aesthetic and spiritual sister of the Black Power concept.” Often the Black Arts Movements is said to have left out Black Women and the LGBT community. The conference at Dillard University…

Robin Coste Lewis talks to BrassyBrown.com

This interview is extra special for me. Robin and I met about 7 years ago at Cave Canem. We shared some good laughs. Fast forward—2016.   Robin Coste Lewis is the author of Voyage of the Sable Venus (Knopf, 2015). Her debut book wins the 2015 National Book Award…

Interview with Carole Boston Weatherford

Congo Square is the sacred home of enslaved Africans and their descendants in New Orleans. In Louisiana’s French and Spanish colonial era of the 18th century, slaves were often allowed Sundays off from work. During their “off days” enslaved Africans would drum and dance. The ritual continues. Every Sunday, African…

Poetry Reading: December 12th in New Orleans

Finally! I have produced and released some of my poems on CD. Join me and Kalamu ya Salaam for the launch in New Orleans on Saturday, December 12th at 4PM.       “She is the sound of wonderful.” – Kalamu ya Salaam   Learn more about my poetry…