Da’Shawn Mosley’s poem “Boy” in Plain China

Da’Shawn Mosley’s poem “Boy”. which was also published in Best Teen Writing 2011 and What We Remember, What We Forget: The Best Young Artists & Writers in America, is being reprinted in an online anthology titled plain china, Best Undergraduate Writing 2013. Earlier this year, the poem was accepted to the Adroit Journal.

Plain china will be including “Boy” in the spring with fifty-nine other works of prose and poetry and will be considered for the annual Bennington Writing Prize in Poetry. The contest is being judged this year by the poet Jericho Brown.

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Farah Jasmine Griffin at the Apollo!

Author & Company Author Farah Jasmine Griffin will be appearing at the famed Apollo Theater on May 11, 2013. Under the musical direction of jazz pianist and composer Geri Allen, this Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival concert production pays homage to the great women singers and instrumentalists who have graced the Apollo stage.

Staged by celebrated actress, and director/film maker, S. Epatha Merkerson and through the words and historical narrative of acclaimed author Farah Jasmine Griffin and musical backdrop by Deejay, Val Jeanty, the performance celebrates the legacy of Nina Simone, Betty Carter, Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and others.