Can I wish upon your star?
To get me to where you are.
Why does time
seem to surpass around u?
I find myself star gazed by your presence
I haven’t noticed any other existence
Am I breathing?
Is this where heaven lies?
Cause I must admit
you are that;
Heaven that is
A fallen angel
If found please return to:
But forgive me I retain him for myself
Must I return to Sender?
I was patiently waiting
his presence fell upon me.
When he smiles at me subconsciously
Soul survivor I
Could he be?
My opposite me?
Is he my soul mate?
Po-It: This Texas native blends the complexities of Coco
Brown and the Phat Cats, the boldness of Me’shell Ndegeocello
with an unveiled taste of sensuality and sexuality.
Her poetry speaks secrets of desire, love, hurt and drama.
Simple, subtle, complex and metaphoric. More than a poet; this
writer/vocalist is a deep erotic movement of neo-soul music. Her
crooning vocals command attention. She is prolific!
Her music is a blend of 70’s Soul, Neo Soul, House, Hip Hop
and Rock n Roll guided by spoken words and sultry vocals. It is
honest and based on her life experiences and those of
"I love life, intimacy, being loving. I believe today's
relationships are not based on true feelings. More to life
[exists] than a normal everyday routine. Sometimes you need to
drive the sharp curves instead of driving straight ahead; you'll
miss the view along the way. I just want the world to view my
life of love, pain and happiness in Po-it's eyes."
Hopefully the rest of the world will enjoy Po-It, just as
friends, local nightspots, café houses and other artists have.
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Blacks in Hispanic Literature: Critical Essays
Blacks in Hispanic Literature is a
collection of fourteen essays by scholars and
creative writers from Africa and the Americas.
Called one of two significant critical works on
Afro-Hispanic literature to appear in the late
1970s, it includes the pioneering studies of
Carter G. Woodson and
Valaurez B. Spratlin, published in the 1930s, as
well as the essays of scholars whose interpretations
were shaped by the Black aesthetic. The early
essays, primarily of the Black-as-subject in Spanish
medieval and Golden Age literature, provide an
historical context for understanding 20th-century
creative works by African-descended, Hispanophone
writers, such as Cuban
Nicolás Guillén and Ecuadorean poet, novelist,
Adalberto Ortiz, whose essay analyzes the
significance of Negritude in Latin America. This
collaborative text set the tone for later
conferences in which writers and scholars worked
together to promote, disseminate, and critique the
literature of Spanish-speaking people of African
descent. . . .
Cited by a
literary critic in 2004 as "the seminal study in the
field of Afro-Hispanic Literature . . . on which
most scholars in the field 'cut their teeth'."
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Faces At The Bottom of the Well: The
Permanence of Racism
By Derrick Bell
In nine grim metaphorical sketches,
Bell, the black former Harvard law
professor who made headlines
recently for his one-man protest
against the school's hiring
policies, hammers home his
controversial theme that white
racism is a permanent,
indestructible component of our
society. Bell's fantasies are often
dire and apocalyptic: a new Atlantis
rises from the ocean depths,
sparking a mass emigration of
blacks; white resistance to
affirmative action softens following
an explosion that kills Harvard's
president and all of the school's
black professors; intergalactic
space invaders promise the U.S.
President that they will clean up
the environment and deliver tons of
gold, but in exchange, the bartering
aliens take all African Americans
back to their planet. Other pieces
deal with black-white romance, a
taxi ride through Harlem and job
discrimination. Civil rights lawyer
Geneva Crenshaw, the heroine of
And We Are Not Saved (1987),
is back in some of these ominous
allegories, which speak from the
depths of anger and despair. Bell
now teaches at New York University