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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:218
  • eBook ISBN:9780578071169

Black Marks on White Paper

by Michelle Antoinette Nelson

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Black Marks on White Paper is a revelatory poetic experience bound together by heart- swelling narratives and provocative confessional work.
Michelle Antoinette Nelson is heralded as one of the most prolific poets of her generation. She audaciously transcends the boundaries of genre, race, gender, age, and sexuality with her work. Black Marks on White Paper seamlessly binds the readers' life experiences with hers as each page is turned. Separated into three distinct sections Michelle takes the reader on a journey through the lives and circumstances of others with heart racing narrative pieces; while ferociously attacking her personal demons, and fearlessly revealing her own struggle with provocative and moving confessional poems. Black Marks on White Paper is not just about the words you see but the words you don't, the erasures, revisions, and conversations; the past, the present, and the future; the Griot, the Woman, and the Warrior.
About the author
Michelle Antoinette Nelson, also known as LOVE the poet, is a prominent poet/ author on the national performance and literary art scenes, and in the field of creative writing education. She has appeared on CNN as a speaker at the Jena 6 rally in Washington, D.C., co-produced and appeared in "Passion Fruit Tea" (a short film based on her poem with the same name), authored “Black Marks on White Paper”, released multiple spoken word CDs, and has performed on college campuses nationwide. Michelle is also an active member of the Maryland Speaker’s Bureau, a member of the Punany Poets (as seen on HBO), the creator of Live Lyrics! Creative writing workshops, host of BE FREE Fridays (monthly open mic series), and an active member of Poetry for the People Baltimore. For more information about LOVE the poet visit: www.lovethepoet.com