Respected Virginia poets share their trials and triumphs as strong women!
Cynthia Atkins – visual artist and Pushcart-nominated poet • Psyche’s Weathers, In the Event of Full Disclosure (Wordtech 2013) • The New Voice Award from Writer’s Voice • Assistant professor – Virginia Western Community College • Associate Poetry Editor – MadHat Lit • Featured – Alaska Quarterly Review, American Letters & Commentary, BOMB, Del Sol Review, Florida Review, Green Mountains Review, Harpur Palate, The Journal, North American Review, Seneca Review, Sou’wester, Tampa Review, Valparaiso Review, Verse Daily.
Angela M. Carter – poet, novelist, motivational speaker, spoken word performer, visual artist, advocate. • Nominated for Pushcart Prize, Virginia Library Literary Award • Memory Chose a Woman’s Body (unbound CONTENT 2014) • Art Director – The Artful Dodger • Featured – The KGB Club in Manhattan, Busboys and Poets, Silver Birch Press, Deep Water Literary Journal, Whurk, Vox Poetica, Premiere Generation Ink, City Lit Rag, The Word Ocean, Worst Week Ever, Our Stories Untold, Gutsy Living.
Patsy Asuncion – poet and open mic host • Cut on the Bias (Laughing Fire Press 2016) • Only local female emcee – all artists, 6600+ YouTube views • Local initiatives for diversity – Women of Color, 100TPC, International Women of Color, Women of Multicultural Heritage • Lip Service, a Miami stage production, Lip Service. • Featured – The New York Times, Prevention Magazine, Cutthroat Journal, Snapdragon, Loyola’s The Truth About the Fact, Reckless Writing, Armadillo, Echo Magazine, Healing Muse, Encore, Female First, Bus lines
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