Poets in Protest Presents: Katherine Anderson Howell + Camisha L. Jones
Malik Thompson invites local and national poets to Loyalty to discuss their work and acts of resistance through their creative process.
About the Poets:
Camisha L. Jones is the author of Flare (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Her poems – which often center experiences of hearing loss, chronic pain, gender, and race – can be found at The New York Times, Poets.org, Button Poetry, The Deaf Poets Society, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Typo, The Quarry, and elsewhere. She is also published in Let’s Get Real: What People of Color Can’t Say and Whites Won’t Ask about Racism (StirFry Seminars & Consulting, Inc., 2011), Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide (ILR Press, 2014), and The Day Tajon Got Shot (Shout Mouse Press, 2017). She is Franklin & Marshall College’s 2017 Lapine Poetry Fellow, one of The Loft Literary Center's 2017 Spoken Word Immersion Fellows, and a Fellow of The Watering Hole. She competed at the 2013 National Poetry Slam with Slam Richmond. Camisha is Managing Director at Split This Rock, a national non-profit in DC that centers poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes change. Find her on Facebook as Poet Camisha Jones and on Twitter and Instagram as 1Camisha.
Katherine Anderson Howell writes, parents, & studies in Washington, DC. She currently lives in the Brightwood Park neighborhood, and raises two boys. She is a 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee, a student at the Aveda Institute, and a recovering academic. Her edited collection, Fandom as Classroom Practice: A Teaching Guide, was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2018. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in On the Issues Magazine, Gargoyle, Stillwater Review, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, About Place, Misfit Magazine, and Yellow Arrow, among others. She is a reproductive rights activist and long time volunteer for Split This Rock Poetry Festival. She takes great delight in profanity and selfies. Follow her on instagram at @wouldithelpifigotoutandpushed (Yes, she’s a Star Wars fan).