June 05, 2005

Book Release: Where the Apple Falls by Samiya Bashir

"Where the Apple Falls" by Samiya Bashir! Come and have a drink, share some work, see good friends and hear selections from the book at the: BOOK RELEASE PARTY!! Saturday, June 11th From 6:00pm to 8:00pm BOWERY POETRY CLUB 308 Bowery (between Houston & 1st Streets) FREE! It should be a very good time, I hope to see you there! Where the Apple Falls By Samiya Bashir May 2005 ISBN: 0-9656659-7-6 $14.00

Samiya Bashir is the editor of Best Black Women's Erotica 2 and co-editor of Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art. She is the author of two chapbook poetry collections: Wearing Shorts on the First Day of Spring & American Visa. Her poetry, stories, articles, essays and editorial work has been featured in numerous publications including: Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Obsidian III, Cave Canem #7, Kuumba #4, Poetry For The People: A Revolutionary Blueprint, Contemporary American Women Poets, Best Lesbian Erotica 03, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Ms. Magazine, Black Issues Book Review, Curve, Vibe, Seventeen, XXL, Lambda Book Report, The American Journal of Public Health. Bashir is a fellow with the Cave Canem: African-American Poetry Workshop and a founding organizer of Fire & Ink: Writer's Festival for LGBT Writers of African Descent. Her work has been reprinted internationally and she has read her poetry to wide audiences across the U.S. and in Europe. Bashir has won numerous awards for her poetry since serving as Poet Laureate of the University of California during her studies, and continues to teach creative writing to adults and children.

Posted by ronn at June 5, 2005 09:33 AM