These poems offer surprising images that are stunning and fresh. . . new songs to our ears. It’s like being in a circle, hearing the diversity of metaphors, from the street to the forest, from a fresh water river to the sewers of a city. . . Abena Songbird’s voice is daring and real. –Janice… Continue reading Bitterroot

Abena Songbird

Abena Songbird, is a songwriter, singer, poet, and member of the Missisquoi Abenaki tribe of Vermont. When she lived in Oakland, she worked with the Upper Room and performedwith her band, The Songbird and the Moor. Her CD is entitled They’re Calling Us Home is available fom Freedom Voices. More recently Abena has worked for… Continue reading Abena Songbird

TallMountain Awards

TallMountain Award for Creative Writing and Community Service Since 1994 the TallMountain Award has commemorated Mary’s literary excellence and her generous spirit in community. Awards are given to low-income and emerging writers who display artistic merit and who contribute to spiritual and artistic development in their communities. Preference is given to Native Americans and to… Continue reading TallMountain Awards

Until We Are Strong Together: Women Writers in the Tenderloin

Caroline E. Heller PROLOGUE IT TURNED INTO SOMETHING TRUE TO YOU I lived an ordinary life among down-to-earth routines. And yet I felt two things very strongly: I felt, however ordinary those routines, that I stood at the Iyric center of my experience, and that I wished to make a visionary claim for that experience.… Continue reading Until We Are Strong Together: Women Writers in the Tenderloin

About the Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center

TREC was established in 1982 as a center for creative arts and reflective thought to empower homeless and economically disenfranchised people. The program operated under the umbrella of the St. Anthony Foundation until it spun off and was established as a separate non-profit in 1990. TREC uses the arts to help transform participants’ lives, to… Continue reading About the Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center

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Muslim American Writers at Home

STORIES, ESSAYS AND POEMS OF IDENTITY, DIVERSITY AND BELONGING $22.50 USD  This timely collection allows us to hear firsthand the amazingly diverse voices of North American Muslim writers speaking for themselves. Stereotypes are overturned on every page. Shaped by an impressive interweaving of cultures, languages and ethnicities, these writers reflect on what it means to find… Continue reading Muslim American Writers at Home

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