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Joyce E. Young

Author's Bio

The oral tradition plays an integral part in my work and I have read my work in diverse venues ranging from Smith College to the M. H. de Young Museum to Intersection for the Arts to the Malcolm X JazzArts Festival to Art & Soul Oalkand to La Pena Cultural Center. I'm currently experimenting with formal poetry and persona, including dramatic monologue. As an instructor, I've developed the Write in Peace workshop series which focuses on developing depth and power in writing. In addition, I'm an instructor at John F. Kennedy University.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Ancestor Poem (Institute for Social Justice and Education, 2003)
Anthologies:
New Poets of the American West (Many Voices Press, 2010), Looking for Poetry (Berkeley Daily Planet, 2004), Ghazal of Current Events (Her Mark Datebook, 2003), Intimacy (University of California Blue & Gold, 2000), Skin Deep: Women Writing on Color, Culture and Identity (Crossing Press, 1994)
Journals:
A Wise Woman's Garden, konceptsonline, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Squaw Review, Writing for Our Lives
Performances:
the word Volume I CD (1999)
Prizes:
Squaw Valley Community of Writers Scholarship Alice Phelan Jason Award Woman in the Moon Poetry Prize Writers on Site Residency of Poets & Writers, Inc. California Arts Council Grant Hedgebrook Residency Soapstone Residency Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Voices of Our Nations Foundation Scholarship

Joyce E. Young Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Names on a Map by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Favorite Books:
Song of Solomon, In Mad Love and War, House of Light, Life According to Motown, Most Way Home, Renaissance, My Father Was a Toltec, Clean Slate, Next
Favorite Authors:
Joy Harjo, Mary Oliver, Kevin Young, Ruth Forman, Ana Castillo, Daisy Zamora, Patricia Smith, Lucille Clifton, June Jordan, Pablo Neruda, Cyrus Cassels, Debra Kang Dean, Pearl Cleage

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Listing last updated: November 23, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Brooklyn, NY
Raised in:
New York City, NY

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