For the Love of Literature with Carla M. Cherry

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On this episode of Black & Published, Nikesha is speaking with poet Carla M. Cherry about her latest collection, Stardust & Skin. A Bronx native, an educator and academic, Carla is a graduate of Spelman College, NYU, Lehman College, and is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the City College of New York. She says her goal is to make poetry accessible and help young girls of color give voice to their insecurities and vulnerabilities.

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On this episode of Black & Published, Nikesha is speaking with poet Carla M. Cherry about her latest collection, Stardust & Skin. A Bronx native, an educator, and academic, Carla is a graduate of Spelman College, NYU, Lehman College, and is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the City College of New York. She says her goal is to make poetry accessible and help young girls of color give voice to their insecurities and vulnerabilities.

During the conversation, Carla opens up about how famed poet Nikki Giovanni inspired her with her classic piece "Ego Trippin'." She also discusses the challenges of self-publishing from formatting to marketing and what she sees for the future of her poetry career after independently releasing four poetry collections starting in 2008. She also waxes on creating safe spaces for her students, writing truthfully but making sure to leave her loved ones unharmed, and why the biggest investment she makes in her work is her own time.
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