Shannon’s poetry & fiction featured in Ishmael Reed’s KONCH magazine
The newest edition of Ishmael Reed’s KONCH MAGAZINE features Shannon’s creative work, including one poem (“Melba Liston”), two short shorts (“Monster,” and “City of White,”) and an excerpt from her novel-in-progress (“Yasmine, 1828″).
Please check it out, and tell me what you think!
New collaborative essay in TRANSNATIONAL FEMINIST THEORY & PRAXIS
Shannon, Ananya Chatterjea, Hui Nui Wilcox, and Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley wrote a creative and critical essay together, about dance as labor, as an expression of the truth of women of color’s lives, in the new anthology CRITICAL TRANSNATIONAL FEMINIST PRAXIS, edited by Amanda Lock Swarr and Richa Nagar (SUNY Press, 2010).
The essay is titled, “So Much to Remind Us We Are Dancing on Other Peoples’ Blood: Moving Towards Artistic Excellence, Moving from Silence, Moving in Water, with Ananya Dance Theatre,” and features sections in multiple voices about our experiences carving out a safe and productive space for women of color to explore differences and similarities, learn each other’s cultural histories, and build something larger than ourselves.
Check it out, and/or buy a copy here.
We will also be presenting and discussing this piece in a panel at the upcoming NWSA (National Women’s Studies) Conference, November 11-14, in Denver.
Learn more about Ananya Dance Theatre here.