A LOVELY PLACE, A FIGHTING PLACE, A CHARMER: THE BALTIMORE ANTHOLOGY I am excited to announce that for the first time ever, I will be a “contributor” to this forthcoming book (June 2022), edited by Gary M. Almeter and Rafael Alvarez. How fitting that this book is about all things Baltimore—my hometown, and the source … More New Publication Announcement
I am excited to announce that I will be reading poems and discussing Mental Health awareness at this important event, on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 8:00pm EDT, along with the following poets: Christina Bejan, Brian Donnell James, Hilton Lewis, Bypo Phoenix, and Monique Pickens. As a person who has lived and thrived with both … More ANNOUNCEMENT: National Mental Health Awareness Month Poetry Reading NOT ALL SCARS CAN BE SEEN
I’m excited to announce my first Poetry Reading of 2021! Thanks to Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram, Host and Producer of the Quintessential Listening: Poetry Podcast, and Founder and Executive Director of the DC Poetry Project, Inc., for inviting me back for my third appearance on the program. I’ll post a reminder as we get closer … More ANNOUNCEMENT: Poetry Reading – February 10, 2021, 8pm
This post was originally published on the blog’s Facebook Page (Baltimoreblackwoman) on March 14. It has been expanded to include more News. ANNOUNCEMENT: Tonight – Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 8pm, EDT – Poetry Reading on the Quintessential Poetry podcast, in celebration of Women’s History Month. TUNE IN! … More NEWS FROM baltimoreblackwoman
I’m excited to announce that my first short story, “Age-isms,” has been published in the literary journal midnight & indigo (online edition), ‘dedicated to short stories and narrative essays by Black female writers.’ It’s not often that a first submission is accepted on the first try! But I did that! Here’s to more successes in … More Announcement: Today’s Publication of My First Short Story, Age-isms
2019 began with a BANG! There was my first poetry reading of the year (second ever) on January 7th with new friend and poetry colleague, Tzynya Pinchback, but missing our mutual friend and colleague Lynne Spiglemire Viti, who had organized the reading. It was a great experience that held the promise of more good things … More Welcome to 2019! Wait… What Happened to January?
This past Monday, January 7, I joined poet Tzynya Pinchback in a poetry reading on Quintessential Poetry, a BlogTalkRadio program hosted by Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram. The event, POV (Pinchback/Oldham/Viti), was planned by our colleague, Lynne Viti (who writes the WordPress blog Still in School) and was supposed to include her reading, too. Unfortunately, Lynne … More First Poetry Reading in 2019: Done!
My First-Ever Poetry Reading will take place 10 days from now! If you are in Baltimore on Oct. 11, come on down to Ikaros and hear me read 2-3 recent poems that I have published on this site. I have a short list of poems I’m partial to performing live, but if you have any … More ANNOUNCEMENT: Live Poetry Reading Scheduled
Technology can be both friend and foe, often, simultaneously. On July 30, 2018, I received a notification from wordpress.com (the platform and primary site of this blog) that Facebook would no longer automatically share my posts as of August 1, 2018, due to new rules concerning user authenticity and other issues. This meant that … More As Technology Changes, So Does baltimoreblackwoman.com
As surely as Winter has turned to Spring and back to Winter again in the space of days, baltimoreblackwoman has been shapeshifting lately! It’s hard enough to keep up with all the changes in the world (the revolving door at Trump Land; war and rumors of war; the rift that is physically splitting the African … More Where is baltimoreblackwoman? Updates – UPDATED Post