BRONZEVILLE AT NIGHT: 1949 is now available for pre-order. This is the debut collection for author Vida Cross. Pre-orders will arrive a few days before April 7th, 2017 and include free shipping and an e-book later in the year. Twenty broadsides have been generated for the series by LK James and are available as an option.
Vida is a blues poet. This work references her ancestry as a third generation Chicagoan, a Bronzeville resident, the artwork of Archibald J. Motley Jr., and the poetic research of Langston Hughes. She received an MFA in Writing and an MFA in Filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MA in English from Iowa State University and a BA in English-writing and History from Knox College. She is a Cave Canem Fellow. Her work has appeared in The Creativity and Constraint Anthology for Wising Up Press, A Civil Rights Retrospective with the Black Earth Institute, Tabula Poetica with Chapman University, Transitions Magazine at the Hutchinson Institute, the Cave Canem Anthology XII: Poems 2008-2009, The Literary Review with Fairleigh Dickinson University, Reed Magazine at Reed College, and The Journal of Film and Video from The University of Illinois at Chicago.
Pre-ordering ends March 10, 2017.