Thank you to my parents

To my parents Shellon and Neil Lewis thank you for the support over and through the years. Thank you for loving the cards I got for you both on your birthdays and on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. You guys weren’t perfect but neither was I. You both cared about me and made me feel from the earliest of ages that I was capable and smart and I could do anything I wanted to do. I got in to Cave  Canem twice. Neil complimented me on my poetry chapbook and Neil and I shared a really nice father/daughter moment when he was driving me home from the library one Friday. Neil said he thought I had a real gift with my poetry. I’m writing a memoir about my life now from age 13 to my 30s. The structure may change but I am writing at least 120 pages by next January 2018. Thank you Edi! I am so happy to be connected to Edi and Josh Fausty and NJCU’s English Dept.

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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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