My blood, speaks through me and gives
Voice to my yearnings.
Lady Dove Recites in Philadelphia April 15th, April 16th, April 26th
Since my days in grammar school, poetry has been a source of solace, a comfort, a connector, a friend and a form of expression that helps me get to the true essence of who I am. And while I am not a musician, I feel the same way about jazz. Often, I am able to combine these loves by reciting with live improvisational musicians. So it is only fitting that April is Jazz Appreciation month as well as National Poetry Month.
Tonight (April 15th), 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., I am reciting at Moonstone’s “Word Up” Series, hosted by Aziza, along with Lamont “Napalm” Dixon, at Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom Street. Open Mic. Free Admission.
Thursday, April 16th, I am reading the first draft of my spoken word play, “Sacred Soul Sister: Lady Dove’s Tribute to Trudy Pitts.” This is a memorial to the phenomenal pianist, Trudy Pitts. The awesome V. Shayne Frederick will accompany me on piano. Clef Club, Broad and Fitzwater Streets. Free Admission.
Sunday, April 26th, I am participating in Moonstone’s 19th Annual Poetry Ink, where 100 poets will be reading during a full day of poetry, refreshments, conversation, camaraderie and more poetry. Noon- 6 p.m., Brandywine Workshop, 728 S. Broad Street. Free Admission.