Author Lita Hooper (at podium) accompanied Chad Fairies as an attentive Aberjhani concentrates in the front row. Open mic recitals became a favorite outlet for poets during the 1990s and grew into a powerful mainstay of popular literary culture after 9/11. In the midst of war, world disasters, and political hype, the coffee house microphone … More On Silence and Words Finally Spoken
The Bridge of Silver Wings 2009 Anxious and ancient scratches tore the air with fingers eager to have their say, pulling me out of bed, they cast and re-cast nets of lexicons deep inside the womb of the river’s roaring belly, hauling up myths born in Georgia and legends sung in Carolina, the wind howled … More Remembering Virgina Tech: All Night in Savannah the Wind Wrote Poetry
Vintage grainy early artist rendition of Hitch Village housing project published in Savannah Morning News circa 1964. As a home to more than 200 families, Robert M. Hitch Village is the largest government housing project in Savannah, Georgia, and just happens to be the place where this particular author grew up until the age of … More A Place Called Hitch Village and the Federal Economic Stimulus Package
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