Ted Wilson's Slo' Dance
with an Introduction by Amiri Baraka
June 12, 2003
6 to 8 pm
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
(8th Ave., at w. 125 Street)
June 14, 2003
3 to 7 PM
Lafayette Grill & Bar
54-56 Franklin street
(between Broadway & Lafayette
near lower Manhattan's
historic African Burial Ground District)
June 15, 2003
3 to 6 pm
Afrikan Poetry Theatre
176-03 Jamaica Ave.
(at 176 Street, Queens)
GPO Box 16, NYC 10116 (718) 622 4426 or (973) 763 9550
email contacts: Louisreyesrivera@aol.com
Wilson's Slo' Dance
writer/activist Ted Wilson celebrates the publication of
his poetry and prose with an initial series of booksignings in and
around New York City. While the book,
Books, 2003), is his first full length collection, Mr. Wilson is
no newcomer to New York's literary circles. A third generation
native of Harlem, Wilson began his creative and activist career
during the 1960s Black Arts Movement, developing alongside such
literary figures as Henry Dumas, Larry Neal, Askia Muhammad
Toure, Sonia Sanchez, and Amiri Baraka, whose introduction to
Slo' Dance takes note of Wilson's contributory role "as an
active and conscious player in that revolutionary motion."
Commenting on the work, internationally acclaimed poet Jayne
Cortez describes Slo' Dance as "...the result of a
forty-year search for a sense of understanding the racial
experience in urban America."
"His words inform, infuse our lives with precision and
politics and love," adds the venerable Sonia Sanchez.
A former co-editor for Liberator and founder of Pride,
two of the lead magazines for that era's budding writers, Wilson
was first anthologized in the 1968 release of Black Fire (Neal,
With a literary-activist career spanning four decades, he has
remained among the several stalwart cultural workers on behalf of
a U.S.-Pan African arts community, producing numerous community
cultural events and reading series, while continuously
contributing to reputable journals and anthologies, among them, Black
American Literature Forum, African Voices, Callaloo,
New Rain, and in the relatively recent award-winners Bum
Rush The Page, and In Defense of Mumia, to name a few.
The first of three local booksigning parties for
appropriately kicks off in Harlem on Thursday, June 12, at Hue-Man
Books, 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd., near 125th Street, beginning
be followed by a reading on Saturday, June 14, at lower
Manhattan's Lafayette Grill & Bar, at 54 Franklin Street, near
Broadway, starting at 3pm and hosted by SPIN, the Africana
Heritage Caucus of the National Writers Union, New York local.
The third reading takes place on Sunday, June 15, at the Afrikan
Poetry Theater, located at 176-03 Jamaica Avenue (near 176th St.),
in Queens, also starting at 3pm, and hosted by John Watusi Branch.
Brooklyn, NY: Shamal Books, 2003 /
Contact: Shamal Books, GPO Box 16, NYC 10116
(718) 622 4426
For further information, contact Ted
Wilson at (973) 763 9550.
Wilson, formerly with Pride and
Liberator magazines, is a writer, producer, and promoter, most recently
with the Bread Is Rising poetry series in New York City.
A cultural worker since the 1960s Black Liberation/human rights
movements, Ted's writings have appeared in several journals: The
Black Nation; Black American Literature Forum; Callaloo;
NOBO: Journal of African American Thought; and
Amiri Baraka: The Kaleidoscopic Torch (ed.
J.E. Gwynne); In Defense of Mumia
(eds. S.E. Anderson, T.
Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American
Writing (eds. L. Jones, L. Neal); New Rain #9: Our
Fathers/Ourselves (eds. G. Johnston, M. M'Buzi Moore)].
He also works as a Construction Manager Consultant and
Developer currently involved in an effort to develop a
Cultural/Arts district in Newark, New Jersey.
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