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Yellow Arrow Publishing Yellow Arrow Publishing supports and inspires writers identifying as women through access to publications and the literary arts.

Yellow Arrow Publishing supports and inspires writers identifying as women through publication and access to the literary arts. This project is based in Baltimore City with a focus on literary events and publishing local writers. There are many ingrained beliefs about what writing should be. Style guides, universities, and publishers enforce norms created long ago under circumstances that lacked d

Yellow Arrow Publishing supports and inspires writers identifying as women through publication and access to the literary arts. This project is based in Baltimore City with a focus on literary events and publishing local writers. There are many ingrained beliefs about what writing should be. Style guides, universities, and publishers enforce norms created long ago under circumstances that lacked d

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We would like to introduce author Keshnie July, Yellow Arrow’s .W.o.W. #45 (February 2023).https://www.yellowarrowpublis...
02/02/2023

We would like to introduce author Keshnie July, Yellow Arrow’s .W.o.W. #45 (February 2023).

https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/writersonwriting/keshnie-july

Keshnie is a happily married mother to two gorgeous children and lives in beautiful South Africa. She has written for herself, albeit off and on through the years. Her favorite is poetry, however she has always hoped to write a book one day. This opportunity has been a call to fulfill a longheld dream to write and share her work with the world. Her piece “What is in a Name?” was included in Yellow Arrow Journal, Vol. VI, No. 2, ANFRACTUOUS. Get your electronic or paperback copy of ANFRACTUOUS today from Yellow Arrow or from most online distributors.

https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/store/yellow-arrow-journal-anfractuous-paperback

To hear Keshnie read “What is in a Name?” check out “An Exploration of Belonging: The Anfractuous Reading” on the Yellow Arrow YouTube channel.

Keshnie July

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Yellow Arrow Publishing is a nonprofit supporting women writers through publication and access to the literary arts. Learn more at https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com.

Yellow Arrow Publishing is excited to announce that submissions for our next issue of Yellow Arrow Journal, Vol. VIII, N...
02/01/2023

Yellow Arrow Publishing is excited to announce that submissions for our next issue of Yellow Arrow Journal, Vol. VIII, No. 1 (spring 2023), is open February 1-28 on the theme

KINDLING
: easy combustible material for starting a fire
: something or someone that helps start (spark) a movement, an event, changemaking, and/or advocacy

https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/news/yaj-viii-01-submissions-open-kindling

To learn more about the guest editor for this issue, Matilda Young, visit https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/news/each-others-harvest-guest-editor-yajviii01-young.

Go to https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/submissions for our submissions guidelines.

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Yellow Arrow Publishing is a nonprofit supporting women writers through publication and access to the literary arts. Learn more at https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com.

Beck Snyder, a Yellow Arrow intern for 2022-2023, recently read and wrote a review of Beast at Every Threshold by Natali...
01/31/2023

Beck Snyder, a Yellow Arrow intern for 2022-2023, recently read and wrote a review of Beast at Every Threshold by Natalie Wee. Beast at Every Threshold is best described as a careful balancing act between hope and despair as the author wades through both her past and present while considering her potential future. Within her poems, she openly acknowledges and explores the tragedies of life and loss, such as her grandmother’s Alzheimer’s and abuse she herself has suffered.

https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/news/review-beast-every-threshold-wee-snyder

Today is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day – how does writing inspire your heart and make a lasting impact? How are you being creative in 2023?

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TODAY! Join Yellow Arrow Publishing for a reading from The most beautiful garden, a chapbook by Nikita Rimal Sharma at 4...
01/28/2023

TODAY! Join Yellow Arrow Publishing for a reading from The most beautiful garden, a chapbook by Nikita Rimal Sharma at 4pm. The reading will be held at Bird in Hand in Charles Village, and Nikita will be in conversation with Ann Quinn. We look forward to celebrating Nikita’s debut chapbook and engaging in a conversation about poetry!

RSVP at https://fb.me/e/272dO1OMH.

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Check out the latest Her View Friday! Twice a month we showcase and give a shout out to anyone within the Yellow Arrow c...
01/27/2023

Check out the latest Her View Friday! Twice a month we showcase and give a shout out to anyone within the Yellow Arrow community who recently published.

*the last couple months of 2022 have been a blur . . . this blog celebrates these final achievements!

https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/news/her-view-friday-jan-27-2023

First Friday of the month: single author publications

Last Friday of the month: single pieces and prizes/awards

Support our authors by reading the blog and their work, sharing their news, and commenting below or on the blog.

Kay Smith-Blum, Annie Rose Marhefka, Zorina Exie Frey, Author, The Gluten-Free Poet

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Yellow Arrow Publishing is a nonprofit supporting women writers through publication and access to the literary arts. Learn more at https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com.

Yellow Arrow presents Poetry is Life: a workshop series hosted by Ann Quinn! In each class we will read and discuss new ...
01/26/2023

Yellow Arrow presents Poetry is Life: a workshop series hosted by Ann Quinn! In each class we will read and discuss new poets and old favorites who have written gems on our monthly theme. Past themes have included writing about nature, grief, protest, and more. During the session, you will write and share new work, and come away from each session with three or four new drafts.

We hope to see you there!

Learn more and sign up for our next session at: https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/workshop-sign-up/2022-poetry-life

Meet Melissa Nunez, Interviewer for Yellow Arrow Publishing. We are thrilled to officially welcome Melissa onto the team...
01/24/2023

Meet Melissa Nunez, Interviewer for Yellow Arrow Publishing. We are thrilled to officially welcome Melissa onto the team though she’s been publishing some wonderful interviews with us over the past year!

Melissa states, “I am looking forward to meeting and conversing with new/new-to-me writers. I love reading new works from new writers, becoming immersed in new ideas and perspectives, and being able to get that behind the scenes look at their processes. I am excited to continue sharing this with the Yellow Arrow community.”

Click the link below to read more and share some love in the comments.

https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/news/meet-staff-member-melissa-nunez

You can find some of Melissa's interviews at https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/news/category/Yellow+Arrow+interviews.

How are you being creative in 2023?

Melissa Nunez

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Yellow Arrow Publishing is a nonprofit supporting women writers through publication and access to the literary arts. Learn more at https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com.

The theme for our next journal issue (Vol. VIII, No. 1, spring 2023) has been chosen!KINDLING: easy combustible material...
01/23/2023

The theme for our next journal issue (Vol. VIII, No. 1, spring 2023) has been chosen!

KINDLING
: easy combustible material for starting a fire
: something or someone that helps start (spark) a movement, an event, changemaking, and/or advocacy

Submissions for this issue open February 1-28; guiding questions are available starting February 1. To learn more about the overarching concept of the issue, advocacy and community care, and our guest editor, Matilda Young, visit https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/news/each-others-harvest-guest-editor-yajviii01-young.

Go to https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/submissions for our submissions guidelines.

How are you being creative in 2023?

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Yellow Arrow Publishing is a nonprofit supporting women writers through publication and access to the literary arts.

Join Yellow Arrow Publishing for a reading from The most beautiful garden, a chapbook by Nikita Rimal Sharma. The readin...
01/20/2023

Join Yellow Arrow Publishing for a reading from The most beautiful garden, a chapbook by Nikita Rimal Sharma. The reading will be held at Bird in Hand in Charles Village, and Nikita will be in conversation with Ann Quinn. We look forward to celebrating Nikita’s debut chapbook and engaging in a conversation about poetry!

RSVP at https://fb.me/e/272dO1OMH.

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Synonym of thesaurus: reference book, word list, storehouse of words, treasury of words!How are you being creative in 20...
01/18/2023

Synonym of thesaurus: reference book, word list, storehouse of words, treasury of words!

How are you being creative in 2023?

Yellow Arrow Publishing would like to introduce the guest editor for our Yellow Arrow Journal Vol. VIII, No. 1 issue: Ma...
01/17/2023

Yellow Arrow Publishing would like to introduce the guest editor for our Yellow Arrow Journal Vol. VIII, No. 1 issue: Matilda Young. Matilda’s poem “This Yes, This” was part of Yellow Arrow Journal FREEDOM, and she was our .W.o.W. #7 (December 2019). She was also part of the fantastic Yellow Arrow Writers-in-Residence 2022 cohort.

https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/writersonwriting/matilda-young

Matilda is a poet with an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland. She has been published in several journals, including Anatolios Magazine, Angel City Review, and Entropy Magazine’s Blackcackle. She enjoys Edgar Allan Poe jokes, not being in their apartment, and being obnoxious about the benefits of stovetop popcorn.

Submissions for the journal open February 1 and we can’t wait to announce the theme next week! In the meantime, check out Yellow Arrow’s latest blog by Matilda.

https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/news/each-others-harvest-guest-editor-yajviii01-young

How are you being creative in 2023?

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Yellow Arrow Publishing is a nonprofit supporting women writers through publication and access to the literary arts.

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01/14/2023

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What is Another Word for Intimacy

By Amanda Baker
Yellow Arrow Publishing, 2022
72 Pages
ISBN-13: 979-8985070439

Review by Jacqueline Stearns


This book is not just another poetry collection dedicated to romance. Every facet from the rhyme scheme to how the poems are placed on the page, catches the reader's eye and draws them in.

As a poet myself, I love Amanda Baker's rhyme patterns which in some pieces are simplistic.

The Fruit Gum Variety Pack: "Like a piece of gum stuck on the bottom of my shoe. Now everywhere I go I have a little bit of your residue.'

In Imagination and Creation, which details a person who is talking to a lover about understanding her thoughts and emotions, we have: " I let go of power to be your equal. Transparent feelings make us people."

Page arrangement kept my attention on the writing. Some poems are one paragraph straight down lines underneath one another.

Other pieces are several paragraphs written in the same style single spaced.

The dedication is written on a diagonal, beginning with the first line on the top left, and the last word on the bottom right.

Other writings have words separated by lines. /

Simplicity is what makes this collection so original. Baker utilities everyday objects to depict relationships.

In the afore mentioned The Fruit Gum Variety Pack, gum alludes to the author's connection to someone important in her life. Upon careful examination, Baker realizes this person may not matter as much as she thought.

Green uses an old green dress as a metaphor for a woman's past and present.

Leave Me In Your Pocket, is a brilliant poem. An imaginary pocket is the catalyst describing the ever changing dynamic of romantic love.

"I never put anything in my pockets. I don't invite anyone in because I don't want to turn mine inside out."
"Okay maybe I invite you in my pocket."

Spare terse language give some of the poems individual flavor. In My Love Language: "I would love you in all ways because I wouldn't have to write poems about you."

In Take Me To The Mountain spins the tale of Baker's flip flopping about what she wants in a relationship. The narrative takes the form of: ,"Take Me To The Mountains, no don't take me to the mountains."
The words are simple. I shout, "Take Me To The Mountains but don't fall in love with the idea.'

Music Is Everything is a dynamic piece where Baker utilizes music as an analogy for a romantic entanglement. Again simple language. "You are an arrangement, a four chord song. Melody and lyrics. I hear you."

What Is Another Word For Intimacy, is a book teenagers and adults of all ages can identify with. Who among us hasn't been profoundly affected by romantic love?

===ABOUT THE REVIEWER: Jacqueline Stearns holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Media Communications from William Paterson College now University. She is honored to have been published in Highland Park Poetry and several Montclair Write Group Anthologies.

Posted January 1, 2023

Today is Make Your Dream Come True Day! What dreams do you have? How can your dreams help awaken your creativity?Join Ye...
01/13/2023

Today is Make Your Dream Come True Day! What dreams do you have? How can your dreams help awaken your creativity?

Join Yellow Arrow Publishing for a reading from The most beautiful garden by Nikita Rimal Sharma. The reading will be held at Bird in Hand in Charles Village, and Nikita will be in conversation with Ann Quinn.

https://fb.me/e/272dO1OMH

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LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR ALL SIX SESSIONS! Join Raychelle Heath for our brand-new workshop series, Restorative Writing! T...
01/11/2023

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR ALL SIX SESSIONS! Join Raychelle Heath for our brand-new workshop series, Restorative Writing! Take a moment of calm with your writing through this restorative writing course. During each session we will begin with a centering and freewriting, explore inspirational texts, and use visualization and generative prompts to move our writing. We’ll also end with a group share and check out. By the end of the session, you will have had a chance to open up your page and allow the words to flow. And, hopefully, you can take away a sense of calm going forward with your work.

Each session begins at 8:00 PM EST on the 2nd Thursday of every month!

Learn more about the sessions and sign up for one session, three sessions, or all six using this link:
https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/workshop-sign-up/restorative-writing-2022

Yellow Arrow Publishing would like to share with you our recently voted on, 2023 yearly value, SPARK: something that set...
01/10/2023

Yellow Arrow Publishing would like to share with you our recently voted on, 2023 yearly value, SPARK: something that sets off a sudden force, to respond with enthusiasm, to stir to activity.

https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/news/spark-yellow-arrow-2023-value

Do you set monthly or yearly values (mantras) for yourself? What will spark you in 2023?

Jackie Alvarez-Hernandez, .hutchison, Kapua Iao, Alex Laharty, Annie Rose Marhefka, Siobhan Patricia, Melissa Nunez, Sara Palmer, Sara Palmer Ph.D, Ann Quinn, Patti Ross, Lisa Roscoe, Nikita Rimal Sharma, LaWanda Stone, Rachel Vinyard

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Yellow Arrow Publishing is a nonprofit supporting women writers through publication and access to the literary arts. Join Raychelle Heath starting on Thursday for her Restorative Writing workshop series—sign up at https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/workshop-sign-up/restorative-writing-2023.

Join Yellow Arrow Publishing for a reading from The most beautiful garden, a chapbook by Nikita Rimal Sharma. The readin...
01/09/2023

Join Yellow Arrow Publishing for a reading from The most beautiful garden, a chapbook by Nikita Rimal Sharma. The reading will be held at Bird in Hand in Charles Village, and Nikita will be in conversation with Ann Quinn. We look forward to celebrating Nikita’s debut chapbook and engaging in a conversation about poetry!

RSVP at https://fb.me/e/272dO1OMH.

Ann Quinn, Nikita Rimal Sharma

TOMORROW! Yellow Arrow presents Poetry is Life: a workshop series hosted by Ann Quinn! In each class we will read and di...
01/06/2023

TOMORROW! Yellow Arrow presents Poetry is Life: a workshop series hosted by Ann Quinn! In each class we will read and discuss new poets and old favorites who have written gems on our monthly theme. Past themes have included writing about nature, grief, protest, and more. During the session, you will write and share new work, and come away from each session with three or four new drafts.

We hope to see you there!

Learn more and sign up for our next session at: https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/workshop-sign-up/2022-poetry-life

We’d like to kick off our first FBF of 2023 with the release of Fly to Me, Speak to Me: A PEREGRINE Reading on our YouTu...
01/06/2023

We’d like to kick off our first FBF of 2023 with the release of Fly to Me, Speak to Me: A PEREGRINE Reading on our YouTube channel.

https://youtu.be/HNepDedlI6E

Use the link to watch guest editor Raychelle Heath and some of the PEREGRINE authors as they explore language, place, and home together. How does writing help you reclaim self, language, or place?

Pick up a paperback and PDF copy of PEREGRINE from the Yellow Arrow bookstore today.

https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/store/yellow-arrow-journal-peregrine-paperback

Looking for a way to learn more about what writing means to you? Join Raychelle on January 12 for some restorative writing. Learn more at https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/workshop-sign-up/restorative-writing-2023.

How are you being creative in 2023?

Raychelle Heath, Elaine Elinson, Blaise Allysen Kearsley, Ellen Skilton, .priebe, Maria S. Picone, Patricia Falkenburg, Tamiko Nimura, , Alex Laharty, Siobhan Patricia, Rachel Vinyard, Jackie Alvarez-Hernandez, Annie Rose Marhefka, Kapua Iao,

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Yellow Arrow Publishing is a nonprofit supporting women writers through publication and access to the literary arts. Learn more at https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com.

Join Raychelle Heath for our brand-new workshop series, Restorative Writing! Take a moment of calm with your writing thr...
01/05/2023

Join Raychelle Heath for our brand-new workshop series, Restorative Writing! Take a moment of calm with your writing through this restorative writing course. During each session we will begin with a centering and freewriting, explore inspirational texts, and use visualization and generative prompts to move our writing. We’ll also end with a group share and check out. By the end of the session, you will have had a chance to open up your page and allow the words to flow. And, hopefully, you can take away a sense of calm going forward with your work.

Each session begins at 8:00 PM EST on the 2nd Thursday of every month!

Learn more about the sessions and sign up for one session, three sessions, or all six using this link:
https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/workshop-sign-up/restorative-writing-2022

Happy New Year! Here’s to you and your family and an incredible 2023. To kick off the new year as well as National Creat...
01/01/2023

Happy New Year! Here’s to you and your family and an incredible 2023. To kick off the new year as well as National Creativity Month, we would like to introduce author Blaise Allysen Kearsley, Yellow Arrow’s .W.o.W. #44 (January 2023).

https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/writersonwriting/blaise-allysen-kearsley

Blaise is a Brooklyn-based Black-biracial writer and teacher and the creator/producer/host of How I Learned, a long-running storytelling, comedy, and reading series. Her creative nonfiction piece “Words to Call a Sweater” was included in Yellow Arrow Journal PEREGRINE (Vol. VII, No. 2). Get your electronic or paperback copy of PEREGRINE today from Yellow Arrow or from most online distributors.

https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/store/yellow-arrow-journal-peregrine-paperback

How are you being creative in 2023?

Blaise Allysen Kearsley

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Yellow Arrow Publishing is a nonprofit supporting women writers through publication and access to the literary arts. Learn more at https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com.

It seems perfect and serendipitous to end 2022 with a quote from Gwen Van Velsor's amazing book Freedom Warrior. Lots of...
12/31/2022

It seems perfect and serendipitous to end 2022 with a quote from Gwen Van Velsor's amazing book Freedom Warrior. Lots of love and positive energy to everyone and cheers to the beginning of a fabulous 2023!

Gwen Van Velsor

Yellow Arrow presents Poetry is Life: a workshop series hosted by Ann Quinn! In each class we will read and discuss new ...
12/29/2022

Yellow Arrow presents Poetry is Life: a workshop series hosted by Ann Quinn! In each class we will read and discuss new poets and old favorites who have written gems on our monthly theme. Past themes have included writing about nature, grief, protest, and more. During the session, you will write and share new work, and come away from each session with three or four new drafts.

We hope to see you there!

Learn more and sign up for our next session at: https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/workshop-sign-up/2022-poetry-life

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PO Box 102
Baltimore, MD
21057

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We currently offer three opportunities to writers in the Baltimore area and beyond: -The Journal: The Yellow Arrow Journal is a bi-annual publication of short works of creative nonfiction and poetry by writers who identify as women. -The Reading Series: We work with local businesses and other non-profits to host a regular reading series in which we invite writers to come and read, speak, and share their work with an audience. -The Workshops: We offer workshops twice a year to help writers improve their craft and interact with other writers.

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Fantastic poetry readings on struggle and solidarity at Takoma Park Community Center alongside gifted poets Tara Campbell, David Ebenbach, and Margaret Flaherty. Shout-out to Yellow Arrow Publishing, as I read work from our chapbook, "Baltimore, I (want to) Love You." Special thanks to Takoma's poet laureate, Taylor Johnson.
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Join us on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 PM for Yellow Arrow Publishing's virtual reading for the 2022 Writers-in-Residence.

I'm honored to read alongside Catrice Greer, Matilda Young, and Amy L. Bernstein.
🟢 Get Zoom + book details here ⇢ bit.ly/YAP1025
Thank you Yellow Arrow Publishing for the complimentary copies of books from the 2022 Writers-in-Residence program. Honored to be published alongside fellow poets and writers Matilda Young, Catrice Greer, and Amy L. Bernstein.

Buy a copy and learn more here ⇢ bit.ly/WiR2022
I’m honored each and every time people listen to me read my tiny and true stories about the lovelies. It meant a lot to be able to share one of my more recent vignettes, “Reminder,” with members of the Yellow Arrow Publishing community tonight.

And, wow, did the other writers’ pieces move me. Art is such a salve.
Four poets--once total strangers, now colleagues--came together to craft an achingly authentic kaleidoscope of reflections that capture Baltimore, in this moment. Thanks for the opportunity, Yellow Arrow Publishing. And special thanks to my fellow writers-in-residence, Catrice Greer Arao Ameny Matilda Young.
Fellow women-identifying writers! Check out Yellow Arrow Publishing. Please.
I love that my beloved Yellow Arrow Publishing just published my latest vignette. 💛 If you like it, please share it; that goes a long way in supporting me AND this awesome woman-led non-profit.

You can read it here:

https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/vignette/awaken-2022-graham-reminder?fbclid=IwAR2DHQIOlIMnu3FbfEiHhaly4_38KmlQt_KQvECLI0DKzO15t5nzcBQq_UQ&fs=e&s=cl
Thank you, Yellow Arrow Publishing.
Earlier in July, my poem 'Epiphany' was published in the Yellow Arrow journal's vignette section themed 'Awaken.' I urge all women, especially those past their prime to read it. Thank you Yellow Arrow Publishing
Looking for your next summer read? Be sure to browse this list of books launching from CLMP member presses this month—including TRP: The University Press of SHSU, Archipelago Books, Red Hen Press, Seven Stories Press, Akashic Books, The Word Works, Choeofpleirn Press, Pelekinesis, Black Ocean, Creature Publishing, Nightboat Books, Yellow Arrow Publishing, Coffee House Press, Bamboo Dart Press, JackLeg Press, elsewhere editions, Deep Vellum Publishing, EastOver Press, and more:
I was Yellow Arrow Publishing’s first Writer-in-Residence. I’m a former member of their Board.

And, soon, you’ll get to read a new vignette: my first piece published by them. 💛
I bought a rowhome in Highlandtown to have art within arms reach. It’s such an honor to be recognized as a creator of art, right here in this neighborhood I revere.

Thank you, Highlandtown Arts District, for this feature! And thank you, always always always, to Yellow Arrow Publishing for selecting me to be your first Highlandtown Writer-in-Residence in 2019.
As part of my Writer-in-Residence program at Yellow Arrow Publishing, I'm teaching a workshop "An Introduction to the Poetry of Okot p’Bitek" on Thursday, June 16 from 7:00-8:30 pm EST. Sign up here ⇢ https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/calendar/june-okot-pbitek
All in a day's work for a writer-in-residence. Grateful to Yellow Arrow Publishing for the opportunity. Confessions of an Unschooled Poet...
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