|Cover Art by Toni Kersey|
Debra Powell-Wright is an accomplished spoken word artist, published author and poet, writing workshop facilitator and a member of In The Company of Poets, an all-female spoken word ensemble.
For Women: In Tribute to Nina Simone was inspired by her essay Four Women - For Women: Black Women All Grown Up, which examines the lyrics of Nina Simone's classic and Talib Kweli's hip-hop tribute and which features in Imagining the Black Female Body.
Sadly, I won't be able to join many of the other contributors in Pennsylvania in February to celebrate so I'm listening to Four Women, raising a glass and proposing a virtual toast:
To Nina, to Debra and to all the women around the world who contributed to this collection.