I read my Big Beautiful Black Woman poem at The Arts Council of Princeton last night from 6pm to 8:30pm. I feel so happy and so thankful for American poetry and to be a poet. We took group photos at 8pm at the end of the night all of us poets and members of NextGen and the YWCA of Princeton. I thought of Meg Maher! This is my third poetry slam. A few people came up to me after the event and said they loved my poem. Sweet. Many of the poems read at the slam dealt with race or identity. To write poems where talk about race is to kind of have a conversation about issues. This is a beautiful thing. Shout out to U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. Poetry in America is a beautiful thing.
I am a Black Guyanese woman in my late 30s. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA 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! View all posts by TheAyeshaSite