Preview of – Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Posted by on Jun 11, 2016 in Bookclub, Poetry, Racial Concerns | No Comments

Hi, book group folks! I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! I’m looking forward to seeing all of you again soon. We will meet again on Sunday, August 7, from 4 to 6 pm. Please see our private member pages on Meetup for the address and directions to our gathering space. In August… Read more ➞

When: An Adoptee’s Experience – guest blogger S. Hein

Context: Ms. Hein, a transracial adoptee in her tweens, created the following poem for a middle school language arts assignment.  Ms. Hein selected her topic and wrote her poem during class time, using evenings at home to practice and memorize her work. She asserts these are her thoughts, her feelings, her experiences and respects others’… Read more ➞

What the World Sees (TAFicity blog post)

November 1st is the anniversary of the adoption finalization of our daughter. In honor of her, this poem was written in 2010. She is the first inspiration of TAFicity, of its original formation in 2009. She and her brother continue to inspire me to insist that TAFicity be the best it can be, that our… Read more ➞