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Founder and Editor, SeeingBlack.com
World Press announces the publication of "Living
in Babylon," Esther Iverem's second volume of poems that
is already receiving praise. Esther Iverem "asks the most important
question of the 21st century—which America Is America? Iverem
teaches one how to turn pain into power and power into poetry"
—E. Ethelbert Miller.
Join her for her book
Esther Iverem is a journalist, author and poet. Her reviews regularly
appear on SeeingBlack.com, a web site she founded in 2001 for the
dissemination of reviews, news and commentary from a Black perspective.
She is a former staff writer for The Washington Post, New
York Newsday, The New York Times and is a contributing
critic for BET.com and Pacifica Radio.
Her first book of poems and photographs, The
Time: Portrait of a Journey Home (Africa World Press, 1994)
), received positive reviews, and she has been featured in Black
Issues Book Review, on MSNBC.com, and on the Tavis Smiley Show.
She is a contributor to numerous anthologies, including Step
Into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature,
edited by Kevin Powell and The Garden Thrives: Twentieth Century
African American Poets, edited by Clarence Major. Her poem,
"What Do You Believe In?" was broadcast internationally
as part of the October 2003 March on Washington on the National
She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and
Columbia University, and is the recipient of a National Arts Journalism
Fellowship and an artist’s fellowship from the D.C. Commission
on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.
A native of North Philadelphia, she lives in Washington, DC and
New York City.
To send Esther Iverem e-mail or inquire about speaking dates:
To purchase a signed copy of The Time: Portrait of a
Journey Home, send $12 to:
P.O Box 55273
Washington, DC 20040
To purchase a signed broadsheet of the poem "What
Do You Believe In," send $7 to the above address. Please
indicate what your payment is for and include the address where
the book(s) sShould be sent.
All snail mail can also be sent to this address.
All proceeds will directly benefit the work of Iverem and SeeingBlack.com.
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