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Join date: Aug 14, 2021


Homegrown poet and outsider to both academic and spoken word orbits, blkcowrie ❀ is exploring Northern New Jersey and New York City’s vibrant creative communities to pick her path. This re*belle poet in bloom seeks the fertile to foment beauty, cultivate collective empathy, and conjure anew who we/i&i are.

blkcowrie ❀ is quirky, Black, queer, womanist, femme, disabled, poor and of size; as well as an intuitive butterfly mermaid scribe still wet from the chrysalis. From soaring cosmic contemplations to engaging frontlines of revolutionary community struggles to navigating permeability, love, pain, and healing of the self, blkcowrie ❀ and her pen move to the music of water and flowers as she wanders and wonders at the soul’s journey.

Published twice in ESSENCE magazine’s back pages as a young teen and later becoming one of the featured poets for Poets & Writers’ 10th Annual Cross Cultural Reading, blkcowrie ❀ is honored to have attended 3 consecutive periods of the Cave Canem Foundation’s highly acclaimed workshop series for emerging Black poets from 2018 to 2019. Her poem "pushin' daisies" is published in issue 2 of Spoken Black Girl Magazine. Her poem "thots" is published in issue 15 of the literary gem cipher Apogee Journal. Her poem "fictive ether" (audio) is one of those featured in Gallery Aferro's inaugural Poem Booth. She is creatress of #UbuntuPoetryPortal ("i am because we are") grassroots poetry marketing challenge initiated in 2021 for low resourced, conscious, emerging poets of color. blkcowrie ❀ is a 2021 Fellow of The Watering Hole's Winter Writing Retreat.

blkcowrie ❀ is a holistic tarot reader, a former career community organizer with nearly 30 years professional grassroots experience in multi-issue struggles, and a lifelong radical activist. As the eldest daughter of a Black Jamaican immigrant and a southern born Black U.S. Army career soldier, both raised in poverty, she learned through witnessing their lives that the world is wide and multifaceted; to survive it, one must become intrepid.


seashell tarot offers liberatory blooming for grassroots folx of color. we/i&i seed growth, abundance, possibility, connection & healing by pooling our intuition & integrating tarot, astrology, numerology, chakras, culture, wisdom & collective self care.


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