|Female Poets Hip Hop MC's Sound Off in Atlanta|
|Written by Robert ID3414|
|Friday, 09 March 2007 02:08|
Female Poets & Hip Hop Emcees Sound Off in Atlanta for Women's History Month
On Friday, March 23, 2007 at Charis Books & More, New York-based poet, performance artist, author and publisher, DuEwa M. Frazier, comes to Atlanta to present her latest publication, Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees. The anthology which was recently nominated for the prestigious NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry, is a cross-generational compilation featuring the poetry of fifty women poets and eighteen chapters.
Frazier who is the editor of Check the Rhyme Anthology and CEO/Founder of Lit Noire Publishing states, "Check the Rhyme was published to promote the writings of this new generation of women poets, lyricists and spoken word artists, and to inspire our female youth to write." Already a top seller online and in bookstores, Check the Rhyme Anthology captures the essence of what people in our society today are feeling and thinking about. Whether the topic is hip hop culture, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, relationships, performance art or politics, the book covers many themes as it presents the perspective of women from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Lit Noire Publishing was founded in 2002 by DuEwa M. Frazier, a poet who began performing on the NYC poetry scene in 1999. Since then, Frazier has traveled all over the U.S. sharing her inspirational poetry, as she is also the author and publisher of two favorably reviewed volumes of poetry: Shedding Light From My Journeys and Stardust Tracks on a Road.