Our Authors

We are published authors and novices. We are professional writers and late-night storytellers. We range from Baby Boomers, Millennials to Gen Z. We are world travelers, we are homebodies. We are African-American men and women from all walks of life who have words bursting to make their way through us.

Author Biographies

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    Kathya Alexander

    Author, Artist & Actress

    Her poem "Naa Naa" appeared in Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workplace....

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    Alliniece Andino

    Author

    started writing when she was ten years old and published her first poem in the school newspaper at age thirteen.

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    Margaret S. Barrie

    Poet/Author

    of the Pacific Northwest was raised in a loving community of family, neighbors, and friends.

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    Steven Eric Batts

    Author

    The native of Indianapolis, Indiana, began writing poetry and short stories at a very early age.

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    Kamari Bright

    Poet/Author

    Operating with the belief that everything she creates is intended to foster understanding of self...

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    Angie Brown

    Author

    Wrote her first poem, The Moon, when she was in the third grade. Since that time, she has written...

  • Helen Collier

    Author

    Prolific writer of many different genres says writing has been in her spirit since her mother placed a pencil...

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    Minnie A. Collins

    Poet/Author

    Author of The Purple Wash (2013) and Palm Power: Hearts in Harmony (2018) is published...

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    Patricia A. J. Davis

    Artist, Poet/Author

    In addition to writing poetry, fiction and non-fiction, she also paints and sculpts.

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    Portionté Floes

    Poet/Author

    AKA Miz Floes, is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She has overcome many obstacles in life

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    Monique Franklin

    Author

    Also known as Verbal Oasis, hails from Seattle, Washington. Her poetry gives voice to social issues...

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    Kidd Glove

    Author

    He developed and honed his writing skills in the military; as a postal worker, he says his writing served...

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    Gail Haynes

    Author

    She creates poems that are soulful and sassy, poems that will make you laugh and also reflect on real-life experiences.

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    Nakeya Isabell

    Author

    She writes with authenticity and is inspired by her life experiences and observations.

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    Keisha Kelley

    Author

    She started writing rap and journalism when she was ten years old. This outlet blossomed into the beautiful work...

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    Frenchy Lamont 

    Author

    He has enriched the community by supporting and interacting with varied artists in places such as Wades...

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    Gretchen Mattila

    Author

    Loves to read and write poetry; at five she wrote her first poem--about the need for world peace!

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    Georgia McDade

    Author

    She credits the group with making her write poetry. For a number of years she has written poems inspired by ...

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    Rolyat Mosi

    Author

    My pen name as I navigate the creative world of collective words aimed at the inside of the mind. 

  • Merri Ann Osborne

    Author

    Utilizes various media to express and share her art, including acting, dance, voice-over, producing and directing.

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    Lola Peters

    Author

    Her commitment to creating a just and equitable world forms the underpinning to her writing.

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    Gaylloyd Sissón

    Author

    His writing has appeared in the Plant Amnesty newsletter, University of Washington’s Voice, and Sacramento’s 

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    Gwendolyn Smith

    Author

    She has written several books ( poetry and a devotional) and is currently working on a screenplay.

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    Kilam Tel Aviv

    Author

    Of Nigerian descent, Kilam is a Seattle native whose works merge his pragmatic thinking with a more...

  • Jacqueline Ware

    Author/Poet

    Jaye Ware was born and raised in the PNW. Poet, Spoken Word Artist, and recent playwright...

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