With warmest excitement, I’m thrilled to introduce to you to Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, poet, and founder of The Calypso Muse Reading Series, and The Glitter Pomegranate Performance Series who will be featuring alongside Betsy Turcot and I at Different Different But Same, this coming Thursday. Her poems have been published in ALOUD: Voices From the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Bowery Women, Making the Trees Shiver, The Mom Egg, and upcoming in Adrienne and The Encyclopedia Project. The author of three collections of poetry, Raw Air, Night When Moon Follows and Convincing the Body, she earned an MFA in poetry from Stonecoast: University of Southern Maine, and has taught poetry at: Urban WordNYC, Bowery Poetry Club, Poets & Writers, and Poets House.
Cheryl’s writing is strong, earthy, authentically vernacular, filled with a deep love of language, and not afraid to speak its mind. I first came across Cheryl’s work over ten years ago, when I trekked to New York in search of poetry that would grip you firmly round your heart, someone answered my call and gifted me Cheryl’s book Raw Air. It has been an absolute pleasure to meet Cheryl in person and to know that some flames keep burning bright.
A talented educator, Cheryl is also currently leading workshops on Zuihitsu, the Japanese poetic form of connected personal essays and fragmented ideas that typically respond to the author’s surroundings. It’s a form that appeals to a writer who bridges Trinidad and Queens, styles and forms, topics and nuances, and who we feel will be a beautiful complement to She Stole My Every Rock and Roll.
If you and yours would be in the area, we would be honoured to have you come along to share stories about relationships, people, the ties that bind, and unbind all over again, in ways that are sometimes beautiful and sometimes painful.
- Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St, New York, NY 10002.
- By subway: The nearest subway to Bluestockings is the 2nd Avenue Houston Street – F Train. Bluestockings is located between Stanton and Rivington.
- Thursday 16 January, 7.00pm – 8.00pm
- Entry by donation and open to the public