Black Lives Matter Movement (by Jackie Holowka and Mehar Sharma)

Collaborations and Visual Poems

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This image contains “words and phrases that been said or written on signs during the recent protests. . . I tried to use words and phrases that show what the protests are fighting for.”–JH

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This image recreates “what I saw at the Philadelphia Black Lives Matter protest, specifically the Philadelphia Museum of Art. . . There were hundreds of people gathered-chanting, singing, and connecting. I remember watching people spray paint some of the museum’s steps.”–MS

Every single individual has a role to play right now. As members of the human race in America, we must all individually and collectively take action.–JH and MS

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LitLife Poetry Conference (April 30)



There’s a wonderful (and affordable) one day conference at Rosemont College, near Philadelphia.

Speakers/readers include Yolanda Wisher and Kirsten Kaschock.
Wisher and Kaschock will be presenting master classes.
Wisher will deliver the keynote.

Learn more about Philadelphia Stories, Rosemont MFA program, and local presses and organizations, too, at the book fair.