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the literary shall inherit the other earth

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Permalink This piece by Cookie Keeling-Patterson entitled “Ree a Water Spirit” was part of a Fiberarts exhibit : “Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore,” celebrating various visual histories and cultures of water goddesses that was held August 28 through October 28, 2012 at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, South Carolina. Displaying over 100 works of art, it was the single largest collection of mermaid-themed quilts and dolls to be housed under one roof. Even more fascinating was that the curator, Torreah “Cookie” Washington and all 66 participating artists from the United States and Canada were African-American.
For more information about “Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore” exhibit, including obtaining the exhibit catalog, contact the curator, Cookie Washington at cookiesews1960@gmail.com.
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Silver Sparrow: Pep Talk For A Young Writer

tayarijones:

Dear A—

Every rejection letter starts something like this: ”Dear Ms. Jones, I am sorry to tell you that we are unable to offer you a fellowship/residency/admissions/whatever.” Then there is a statement like this, “We received a GAZILLION submissions from qualified applicants but we were only able…

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30 x Lace: Jennifer Tamayo

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Jennifer’s recommendation:

Book that made me want to be a white man: Charles Baudelaire’s Paris Spleen. Book that never leaves my nightstand: Bhanu Kapil’s Incubation: A Space for Monsters. Book that holds all my organs: Claudia Rankine’sDon’t Let Me Be Lonely. Book…

Permalink tionam: The Cast. Samarah 9. & Yemaya 3. Day 1. #philly
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Permalink Frida Kahlo mer-angel! 
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Permalink Quvenzhane Wallis as she is announced as a Best Actress nominee