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My Ancestors
By Kristin Richardson Jordan
 
I dig for those in my family tree
Closeted histories tucked away in the leaves
Pain’s buried then deep with longings to forget
And attempts to protect the children
So now in this generation
I dig through these leaves
Fishing for remnants and missing memories
Stories about how my people survived
For there is great strength here tucked inside my family tree
 
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Friday April 29th – book launch at SISTER’S UPTOWN BOOKSTORE 1942 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10032 @ 6-8pm
 
Saturday April 30th – staged reading at FREEDOM HALL 113 W 128th St New York, NY 10027 @ 1-3pm
 
Sunday May 1st – book is available for purchase online on Amazon and PensUp.com
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I am an activist, author, and teaching artist passionate about anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-imperialist education. I started Pens Up Press because I love to read and write and because I believe in the power of our people to liberate ourselves and each other through learning and grassroots activism. In conjunction with Pens Up Press, I manage the Uproar Poetry Group facilitating free creative writing workshops and supporting free open mic events. I live in Harlem with my dear friend Marcus Potts, my fiancee Xi'an Glynn, and my black cat Squeaky.

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