Black History Month: A Black Poet, Painter, and Musician

I’d like to share a favorite black poet, black painter, and black musician of mine. I don’t need to make a long introduction; their art speaks.  “Everything Will Be Alright” (Joy Labinjo)I first read the author, Cornelius Eady in my first poetry writing class at Brooklyn College. Here’s a poem of his I love:A Small Moment (Cornelius…… Continue reading Black History Month: A Black Poet, Painter, and Musician

Shams and Rumi

I’ve written about the poet, Rumi here and had read some of his poetry aloud. The poetry reading posts were titled “Nighttime Reading from Hidden Music” and “Brought Away Someplace.”As I’ve also mentioned before, I hadn’t really looked at much at all about the authors’ lives whose writings I’ve enjoyed, so learning details about them…… Continue reading Shams and Rumi