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How Janet Published her work with Pens Up Press and you can too!

Meet Janet She is over 70 years old. She thought she’d never write a book. But she DID write that book and publish it. And make revenue off of it even after paying off the publishing costs! This was her lifelong dream and she DID it. Is it your dream to publish your work? Find out how on our “Become An Author” page at https://pensup.com/about-our-services/ And check out Janet’s book “A Lighter Shade of Black” available on Amazon and here on PensUp.com

Next Friday February 1st at Bluestockings Bookstore

Both patriarchy and white supremacy must go. We have a staged reading of the new book “Water & Light: Choose Love Now” by Kristin Richardson Jordan with 5 awesome womyn of color reading poems from the book on Friday February 1st 7PM – 9PM at Bluestockings Bookstore (172 Allen Street NY NY 10002). Water & Light: Choose Love Now is a collection of poems and personal essays based in her experience with an abusive relationship and calling for personal interpersonal societal and spiritual revolution where we choose love. Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/779273652427929/?ti=icl

Keep dreaming

Thank you John Furman for your company and for the conversation about radical humanitarianism the other night (how appropriate that we are celebrating MLK day today). Your interest in my book Water & Light: Choose Love Now reminds me to love myself and others and to not be afraid to share my story. Thank you also for reminding me that there are readers of all races and genders out there who can see the need for a spiritual revolution in this world where both patriarchy and white supremacy are addressed and the world is safe for young Black girls and EVERYONE else. Thank you also for reminding me to have faith in my work and for reminding me that the world still needs poets. Hope to see you in Utica sometime soon.” – Kristin Richardson Jordan

“Storms” from Water & Light: Choose Love Now

Storms Today I realize I am not alone facing a storm I am not even with others facing a storm I am not even hiding out in the calm center eye of a storm I am more than all of that I am a storm actually all storms As I see god and god is me Creating the calmest storm The strongest storm With the most loving breeze I am now changing my weather however I please and still I am a tool to be used However the universe deems And we are human family As destiny is what it is cannot break the unbreakable Cannot jail what god made free Cannot Divide Hate Conquer make unequal that which is all One Entity And we are human family As truth is what it is cannot break the unbreakable Cannot jail what is forever free Cannot Divide Hate Conquer make unequal that which is all One Entity And from this place there is peace There is love faith strength and humility And also “hostility” when necessary …