Poet Laureate’s Prize
Effie Waller Smith was born in Pike County, Kentucky, in 1879. Her parents, both former slaves, insisted that Smith and her siblings receive the highest quality education available. After attending Kentucky State University, Smith began submitting her work, and published three volumes of poetry before her death in 1960.
As some of you may know, the celebration of the Chinese New Year began a few days ago. We have been working with several talented writers/translators in that part of the world. I wanted to send good wishes and congratulations to CJ Anderson Wu and Chung Wenyin.
Also wanted share that Chung has been very busy, She released Ahmam’s Islands formerly known as Woman’s Island in 2012.
The Book deals with a young woman coming to terms with her life doing the festivities of the Chinese New Year in Taiwan.
The book can be downloaded from Amazon Kindle http://amzn.to/1at9v38. Chung’s work will also be featured on PBS Taiwan,
for those of you who speak Taiwanese the links can be found here.
As we enter the year of the horse, you may want to investigate how the other side of the world celebrates their New Year.
February is Black History Month. Thought I would visit the poetry archives of #Academy of American Poets and share some of the greats found there. For more on Langston Hughes visit http://bit.ly/MrIwK1.