Hokis Patches Our broken EARTH with POETRY !!!

HOKIS  is Founder and Senior Editor of Headline.  She believes in supporting a range of voices at various stages of their craft for this is the most impactful design of grassroots revolutions. She envisions Headline as a platform that exemplifies the beliefs that all poetry is political and reflection is essential to effectively reshape conversations and culture – for writers and readers alike.Beyond the boundless bounds of Headline, Hokis assists the local-to-her Moth-inspired storytelling project, regularly contributes to Reclamation Magazine and is a 2020 hall of fame-r with Woman Words Literary Press.  Visit her personal workspace for links to published pieces and read in-progress drafts.

Nancy Kili frees WOMEN from Shackles of Barbarism

NANCY KILI’s prose poetry explodes with unbridled reason and scintillating  rhythm. The marrow of her stanzas carries the women vigor, bravery and motherly wisdom. Simplified verses are pregnant with wit and promise. The poet cum girl child advocate cum humanitarian is an artistic combatant  commanding her pen from within poetic trenches to free women from yokes of historical vagaries and unchain the girl child from shackles of cultural stereotypes.     Keli wields her double sharpened pen to spit the venom of sanity against the hard sandy apparitions of century aged  chauvism and barbarism. Her verses are a concoction of dictionary simplicity, reason, truth and reason.  Aluta Continua! Happy great 2020(WOMAWORDS Chief Editor).

Melissa Begley brews a Poetic Mix of Joy and Pain.

Melissa Begley has just brewed a heart rending paradox through a poetic refreshment mix  of pain and joy. They are traces of bitterness after losing her beloved life partner as days quivered in the December  seizures  of Christmas trance  .The Poet Writer does not wholly  succumb on the altar of grief  forever . She sings of joys and sweet memories of love once lived with contentment and fulfillment. Her verses are clad with  pain  of    emptiness  and the excitement that  the  clean spirit her departed  beloved  has been embraced  by the golden rays  of the  New-year sun  en-route to the heavenly comfort of the Almighty God  .  Melissa Begley wields her brave pen to archive her painful loss, romantic anecdotes, sweet memories, thought threads and life  tracks . She grieves her loss with her soul bubbling with the glow of glory that humiliates devil’s sinful anticipations. Poet Begley is not only a writer but also an archivist and a chronicler of daily life events. Let’s drink Melissa Begley’s new poetic beverage with the anticipation of a glorious year. Happy Great Year of 2020-( WOMAWORDS EDITOR).

Jayitha Vannum , Our Trailblazing Storyteller.

Her words echoed in my ears. The world slowed down, everything around me started going in slow motion. I looked at her and my whole life flashed in front of me. It spiraled around me as thoughts flowed in and out of my mind. My body felt numb; I lost all the feelings on my fingertips. I could feel anger settling down in my stomach, and I could feel the despair fill up until my throat. I was falling backwards or maybe it was the drugs? Her voice ran along my body, I couldn’t hear it any longer. I loved this state of ecstasy, but she couldn’t be a part of it, she couldn’t ruin just another thing that brought me happiness. Diane had to go.

G Jamie Dedes, Versifier of Truth.

The griot in Jamie Dedes is dare –daring. The tone as accompanied with the granite rock verbiage is sarcastic but riotous. The poet cum fighter for social justice and trench soldier for political inclusion turns poetry pages into battle fields, racists are jabbed by defiant swords of satire. Poetry Spaces are poetry washed into oxymoronic fields of peace, corrupt landlords, warlords and tyrants are roasted by flames of metaphor. Dedes irony exorcise political demons and rattles the grip of economic dare-devils  as her hyperbolic versifications remind egoistic , unrepentant chauvinistic    forces ,  it’s time to balance  the state of affairs  , in villages , in drinking clubs , in religious societies  and state officialdoms . The griot is a singer of truth against segregation, against historical vagaries and political vulgar. A griot cum poet cum truth evangelist and humanitarian. Jamie Dedes is a publisher of digital poetry spaces, human rights defender and Literary Arts Projects Catalyst. Dedes is currently the official Mbizo Chirasha Exile Situation International and Press Campaign Manager – ( WOMAWORDS PRESS Chief Editor).

Writer Barbara Mhangami , our revered Sister’s Keeper and a bold storyteller.

  Mhangami  introduces  a new  and unique story writing style. The story titled "Please leave your Shoes at the door" is candid  and bold.All her artistic presentations are characterized by traces of boldness and streaks of bravery. She is a voice worth reading ,learning and listening . Mhangami is armed with creative  resilience  and artistic steadfastness to empower women as she also advocates for the rights of the girl child through creativity platforms and social digital spaces. Mhangami is our Sisters Keeper. Read , enjoy and comprehend this unique story by our bold and brave Comrade Barbara Mhangami -Ruwende- Curator of WOMAWORDS.

Batswana’s top drawer griot is Gorata Mighty Ntshwabi.

“Literature is the creative imagination expressed through both written and spoken word.As a poet and an author I strongly believe that literature is an open boundary to express our feelings with much more freedom and a formula to connect the mind, spiritual being, the inner self, the physical being and the outside world.Through literature our pens grounding and word of mouth speak for us.It is very important as literature pen grounds and spoken words to voice out for the voiceless, be advocates, unearth and preserve literature from grassroots level. poetry is educational, therapeutic and recreational” Mighty Ntshwambi.

The Legendary Bina Sarkar Ellias.

"The proverbial “eureka moment” happened rather late in life. While I am a writer-journalist by profession, I’ve had several punctuations, as it were, in my life as a daughter, mother and wife; as a woman. While I was engaged in all of these roles as most women are, I had forgotten my identity as an individual. One day, when the much-required brick fell on my head, I woke up to the realization that my core creative passions were gathering cobwebs in the closet. That was when I gave myself a tangible purpose. Conceptually, Gallerie’s perspective rose out of all the interests I had nurtured in my youth. When I initiated the journal in 1997, I did not have a clue who my readers would be. Today, after 18 years, I realize my readers are “the curious”. They have been reading and collecting Gallerie for the treasures we have unearthed and shared.” Bina Sarkar Ellias - Poet , Accomplished Writer , publisher and the Gallerie Editor at Large.

Poet Omwa ombara blows the air of Peace to Sudan

Author Omwa Ombara is a highly rated newscaster, trailblazing writer, published author and an internationally acclaimed journalist. Her pen breathes an energy packed message of peace .Her ink bathes crevices of African disunity with a motherly vigor. Her poetry washes the dirty laundry of Africa with that grandmotherly touch. She wields her sickle of peace, her pen to whip the unwanted grass of war, xenophobia, banditry and afrophobia from the African Savanah. Her imagery weeps with the peace starved and hungry children of Juba. Her metaphors sob with war torn mothers in Khartoum. Ombara dreams of African poetry nation, where poets will take up their ink loaded guns their pens to bring back Africa, African Ubuntu, human rights, freedom of expression and equality. It is great meeting you Comrade Sister Author Omwa Ombara, thank you for agreeing to be part of #mypennameistrailblazer. Your latest poem A DIRGE OF HOPE FOR SUDAN is mind raving.