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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681143941
Publisher: Anaphora Literary Press
Publication date: 10/01/2017
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

Mary Stone Hanley, Ph.D., is a playwright, poet, educator, scholar and researcher. As a playwright, she has written nine plays for young people and two screenplays produced as films. She wrote and produced "The Name Game" in the 2013 DC Black Theater Festival and a revised version in the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival facilitated by grants from the D.C. Arts and Humanities Commission. Her plays, "Street Life" and "Sunshine and Rain," have been chosen for readings by The African Continuum Theatre, Black Theatre Festival, Inkwell Theater and Spooky Action Theater. She has also been a member of the Black Women Playwrights' Group. She began her theater life as an adolescent at Karamu House in Cleveland, Ohio, attended Syracuse University (majoring in Drama), and received a B.A in Children's Drama at the University of Washington. She has a M.Ed. in Educational Communications (emphasis in television and film) and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in Multicultural Education and Drama from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. In 2017, she graduated with an MFA in poetry writing from American University. Road Trip is her first book of poetry.

Table of Contents

I

BACK SEAT MEMOIRS

Homage

Alabama Heat

Safari

Cousins

Mountain Mystery

Homecoming

Good-bye

Dancing with my Big Brother

Mama Annie

II

TRIBUTE TO LOVE SUPREME: A TRANSLATION

Acknowledgement

Resolution

Habits die Hard

Pursuance

Coltrane’s Liner Notes on Psalm

Let God

String theory of Coltrane’s Horn

My Brother, Trane, and Me

III

THE OPEN ROAD

Into the Sun

Cuban Cane Fields

Terror

Black Matters

Wonderer

Sons

Ally

The Conservative

Woman’s Home

Crossroads

The Old Tree in Charleston

Colonial Composition in Black and White

IV

THE COSMIC JOURNEY

Remembering Celie

Untouched

Meanwhile I Harvest

Bequests

Biblical Hot Topics

Riffing Off the Jazz Violinist

Ain’t No Safe Spaces Here

Generations

Cosmic Journey

Dialectically Speaking

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