Born during blizzard in 1954 to a black mother from Alabama, victim of color consciousness, so ashamed of her complexion, and the poverty she knew. My father a mixed race man, mostly of Indian descent, Native American and India. Started writing when I was seven years old, on the stiff, heavy paper my mother's stockings came wrapped around.
Professor Emerita inn English and Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Two of my 11 books have been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Graduate of Oberlin College and grad school at the University of New Hampshire, now author of a very different book, reflecting who I have become, after being married for forty years
Winner of numerous awards and honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Whiting Writer's Award and a Guggenheim Grant, all starting with winning a Cleveland Public library prize for $25.00 when I was 17.
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VideosWannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities' Red Dress Code
A REMIX OF EXPERIENCE that
...considers some of the poetry of existence, how ways in which things come together --how things converge in some way for some period of time are forms of poetry
(capable of overcoming barriers)
(spoken words by Thylias Moss)
This video poem is the title of my new volume of poetry: Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities' Red Dress Code", my 11th book from PerseaBubbbling
Also, the turbulence of the boiling water is so mesmerizing. And there's the ease with which many bubbles may be popped, unlocked.
Unlocked, as Bubble travels to Memphis,
and eggs: solid orbits; huevos: órbitas sólidas
are thrown at BubbleThe Glory Prelude
Video poem that was part of the Ellipsis exhibit at the Pulitzer Fine Arts Foundation in St. Louis, MO from 15 April 2016 - 2 July 2016.
Poem written and performed by Thylias Moss, also the filmmaker. I add additional vocals, singing later in the video.
New Kiss Horizon (NKH)
by Thylias Moss
Published: November 20, 2016
After 25 years, this man and woman meet, and Thomas is delighted, but Vashti fears that she cannot compete with the fantasy version of herself, and they agree to meet in Chicago, once Thomas is convinced that she will not become involved with the man from online dating, and when they meet, there's instant attraction, and Thomas makes good on everything he promised Vashti, the best sex of her life
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