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Shara McCallum: Of Prophecy and Dream

Shara McCallum
The Rastafari world view, implicitly presented or imparted to me as a child, offered a path toward dismantling the pervading colonial world order. Not alone, but in parcel with other anti-colonialist and anti-racist movements that gathered force inside and outside of Jamaica throughout the 20th century, the Rastafari movement helped to provide Jamaica with a different vision of ourselves as a people. 32 more words

"The Madwoman as Rasta Medusa" - Shara McCallum

How better to stun Babylon than with serpents?

Vengeance is one thing, and justice another. Which of these two snakes would bite harder, poison faster? … 411 more words


your feet will never be your own.

What the Oracle Said
Shara Mccallum

You will leave your home:
nothing will hold you.
You will wear dresses of gold; skins
of silver, copper, and bronze. 147 more words


Reading by Jamaican-American poet Shara McCallum

Poet and Penn State Liberal Arts professor of English Shara McCallum will read from her works as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series. The reading, free and open to the public, will take place at 7:30pm on January 25, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium (Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania). 311 more words


Dailies 10/10/17: a kite, nostalgia, sorrow, & the puppet-maker

William Logan – The Box Kite

The lift, the very lift and pull of it!
They’d wasted the summer morning,

father and son in the devil’s… 171 more words

1st NY Times pick by Terrance Hayes

Shara McCallum – Memory

I bruise the way the most secreted,
most tender part of a thigh exposed
purples then blues. No spit-shine shoes,
I’m dirt you can’t wash from your feet. 6 more words

MADWOMAN: A Forum on Shara McCallum's Poetics

Thrilled to share that “MADWOMAN: A Forum on Shara McCallum’s Poetics,” which I co-curated with Derrilyn Morrison for Poetry International, went live today! This forum is comprised of an introduction by Derrilyn Morrison and essays by Michela A. 54 more words