Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2011 Liberated Muse Community Poems to Appear in Upcoming Anthology

Farah Lawal, a contributor to the first anthology, performs at the book release party in 2009
In 2009, Liberated Muse published its first anthology of writings and art from members of the network and across the world. The anthology, Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My Soul,  featured cover art by visual artist Sharon Burton and included visual art, stories, poems and essays from Liberated Muse members, including Shanta Monroe, Serena Wills, Margaux Delotte-Bennett, and famed artist Turtel Onli.

Onli provides the cover art for the upcoming second anthology that will be comprised of only poetry and short stories, along with Q & A's with each of the featured writers in the book. Set for a early summer release this year, the second anthology is tentatively titled Liberated Muse Volume II: When Betrayal Wears a Pretty Face and will feature writers Alan King, Kristen Savali, Nick Sweet, Yahia Lababidi and more. Edited again by Liberated Muse founder, writer Khadijah Ali-Coleman who also contributes to the anthology, the book is planned for a preview digital release late Spring.

Writer Alan King is one of about ten writers to be featured in the new anthology in the series
 A surprise inclusion in the book will be the four community poems created by members of the LiberatedMuse.com network in 2011. Community poems are poems created by more than one person as contributors take turns adding verses revolving around a prompted theme. Contributors to the poems that will be featured are long-time LiberatedMuse.com members Chenyelu Bomani, Jimmy DiLorenzo, David "Ancient Traditions" Weeks, Margaux Delotte-Bennett, Tony Spires and Colie Williams. Read the first community poem here.

Participate in the latest community poem here.

To learn more about the Liberated Muse anthology series and upcoming performance opps in Liberated Muse productions, email LiberatedMuseProductions@gmail.com. 

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