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Join us as we pay homage to past and present Glass Shatterers—those persevering through generational atrocities while daring to dream, believe and achieve. During this reflective Juneteenth celebration we will honor those who came before us having broken the glass we stand upon today, while recognizing we, too, are Glass Shatterers. There are many forms of glass, and through a series of writing exercises and poetry, we will access the dreams we have for ourselves and our future.
Kimberly A. Collins is a Callaloo Fellow and Pushcart finalist who teaches English at Howard University. She is the author of two books of poetry, Bessie’s Resurrection (Indolent Books 2018) and Slightly Off Center (1993) as well as a collection of essays Choose You Wednesday Wisdom to Wake Your Soul (2017). She is the founder of SOAR (So Others Ascend Righteously) where she conducts writing for healing programs. A proud Alum of Howard University where she earned her MA in African American and American literature, and Spalding University where she earned her MFA. Her early work appeared in the seminal anthology edited by Ras Baraka and Kevin Powell, In the Tradition: An Anthology of Young Black Writers. Her most recent poetry appears in: The 100 year house: Poems of Black Resilience (2022), Beltway Quarterly (2019), 50/50: Poems & Translations by Women over 50 (2018), Pittsburg Poetry Review, Revise the Psalm: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Anthology; Syracuse Cultural Workers’ 2017 Women Artist Datebook, Truth Feasting: Anthology of African American Writers (2016), The Berkeley Review and more. She is a native of Philadelphia who currently resides in Washington, D.C.