I’m excited to share that my poem, “Samba” has been published in Women Speak, Vol. 7, edited by Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour. As part of the Women of Appalachia Project, the anthology features the works of Appalachian and Appalachia-based women. Starting in December and running through spring, a series of performances will be held across Appalachia. Learn more.

Familiar Faces

Fellow Poetry Society of Tennessee Northeast (PST-NE) chapter members and friends of the society also have work featured in Women Speak, Vol. 7: Chrissie Anderson Peters, Tamara M. Baxter, Catherine Pritchard Childress, Melissa Helton, and Lacy Snapp. These ladies are amazing writers, and some have books available for purchase. Follow them and learn more about their work.

About “Samba”

Samba was inspired by a set played on American Jazz Institute radio, selected by my brother-in-law, Bruce. If you enjoy jazz, check out his show, Wednesdays from 8:00 – 11:00 Eastern Time. Learn more about my creative projects here and here.

About Women of Appalachia Project and Women Speak

The Women of Appalachia Project (WOAP) was created to highlight artistic talents and break down stereotypes of Appalachian women. It provides opportunities for women to express their wholeness, to perform and showcase their talent, and to find community. Women Speak, Vol. 7 begins shipping in December. Order today!

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