Tamesha S. Hawkins


The New Jersey native attended Temple University where she majored in Elementary Education with concentrations in Theater Arts and Psychology. Maintaining a home away from home in Philadelphia, she devotes her time to working in the theatre profession, promoting literacy in Philadelphia public schools, and performing. Recently crowned The PBGP Poetry Slam Champion for 2009, Hawkins is excited that her work is taking shape in the community. Next, she is co-writing a one-woman showcase titled Beginning with Molasses, which will bring her poetry to life for the theater stage. After the completion of her play, Hawkins’ plans to leave the U.S. and journey to Japan to enhance her writing and Theater Administration knowledge.

Now, the writer for Cipher This! for PMZ magazine, Hawkins is elated to share her poetic message. Selections from both her books have been featured on Brown Girl Radio: A Cure for the Common, Da Block, WRTI 90.1 FM with J. Michael Harrison, Temple University, Aspire Arts, NBC 10, Moonstone: 100 Poets Reading, NateBrown Entertainment, Tree House Books, Warmdaddy’s, Jus Words, NJ Performing Arts Center, T Bar, Verbal Roots, The NAACP, Lyrical Playground, Robin’s Bookstore, First Person Arts at The Gershman Y Salon, The RED Lounge for AIDS Awareness, and Dr. Sonia Sanchez Literacy Night.

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Confectionately Yours
Price: $20.00 USD. Words: 14,830. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2009. Categories: Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Confectionately Yours falls in step with debut work Sugar Lumps and Black Eye Blues by highlighting the author’s spirited phrase “even sugar can be raw”. Personal, political and passionate this journal of moments examines the triumphs, pitfalls and chaos of daily living with a pen and a notebook for social change; with anticipation to find the natural saccharine of humanity.
Sugar Lumps and Black Eye Blues
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2008. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
Sugar Lumps and Black Eye Blues is a smorgasbord of emotions that are sautéed in wordplay. The course begins with cocktails of exploration leading to desserts of revelations, revealing many journeys in womanhood. When stepping inside these pages, select from a menu of moments to entice the mental palette. You won’t be satisfied unless every moment is sopped up like gravy to a biscuit.

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