There was a presentation done by two people from India or somewhere in North Africa about Black Poetry…!

I had seen several videos on YouTube about Black Poetry or African American Poetry and one video in particular was done by some East Indian or Middle Eastern people. They were interested in Black Poetry. I found this very interesting and at first I thought of Cave Canem workshops and the Cave Canem Foundation that was founded by Toi Derricote a self loathing light skinned black woman and a black man named Cornelius Eady whose father was hard on him for being his son who was “too dark” to his own father and this is an issue that Cornelius deals with in his poetry about his relationship with his dad as a grown man! I am happy that I got in to two Cave Canem workshops even though I only went to one workshop in the Fall of 2015. I applied for the Cave  Canem Chapbook prize for (2017) and the results will be available by December 31st.

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TheAyeshaSite

I am a Black Guyanese woman in my 30s. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 36-credit Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Sciences since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's writer course. I love reading memoirs and I do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

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