Thursday, October 31, 2013

Good Hair Gone Forever: Poems by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Happy Halloween!  What is scarier than the freedom of black hair growing out of bright black brains? Muwhahaha. My Halloween gift to all of you is the kindle/tablet/online version of my chapbook GOOD HAIR GONE FOREVER dedicated to a young trickster ancestor whose spirit is with me especially on Halloween: Jurina Vincent-Lee.

My shero namesake Alexis De Veaux took time out to write these words about the collection:
"The poems of GOOD HAIR GONE FOREVER wreak with the sensate badass-ness of a sure nuff trouble maker, a twenty-first century afroheaded trickster black woman who spits nappyness and breathes mirrors. Read the signs: this is a dangerous free. No hemming and hawing allowed."  -Alexis De VeauxAuthor of Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde and An Enchanted Hair Tale

You can see a video of the poem BEWARE here:

School's In (Beware) from Alexis Pauline Gumbs on Vimeo.

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