Reading, Reading and Writing

Kim Addonizio, Poet
I am writing more. I am writing jokes, thoughts, and ideas. Last night, I went to a poetry reading at local independent bookstore, The Book Lady, where Kim Addonizio and Alexis Orgera. Kim Addonizio is an acclaimed poet and author, and I am sure I have seen her read in New York City back in the day. [Note: She’s the second white person I have spotted wearing a #BlackLivesMatter t-shirt in the past couple of weeks.]

In addition to being a poet, Alexis Orgera is a independent publisher of children books. She lives here in Savannah. You can check her out at Penny Candy Books.

I have been reading Pat Cleveland‘s memoir, Walking with the Muses, and I love it. Pat Cleveland was one of the first Black supermodels. She hung out with Andy Warhol and Halton. I plan on reading 12 memoirs by Black women this year. My next one will be Pauline Black’s memoir, Black By Design: A 2-Tone Memoir.

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