It’s not often that I take a moment to dote on the institution where I completed undergraduate work, James Madison University. However, JMU is home to the Furious Flower Poetry Center, which explores and celebrates the African-American female experience through poetry and spoken word.
Furious Flower recently held a celebration of the poetry of Sonia Sanchez in June. Check out this post over on 100 Memoirs about one teacher’s experiences with this amazing workshop.
My hope is that some of the ideas and values woven throughout Sonia Sanchez’s poetry will be a part of our September discussion about The Color Purple.
Peace and love to all.