Maria Guadalupe Massey

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CELEBRATING the 90th ANNIVERSARY of the WOMEN's RIGHT TO VOTE
Pre-Celebration RIGHT TO VOTE Rally Events


** Right to Vote Poetry Slam **
Aug. 13th -”I Am Woman” Poetry Slam
7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Poetry Registration & questions please contact
Amy Hunter ahunter@ywcastlouis.org



AND



** Women's Equity Day Rally: WEAR All-White Attire and Hat **
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Featuring:

1. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Granddaughter of Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady
Champion of Human Rights
VP, Global Corporate Citizenship, The Boeing Company


2. East St. Louis Sr. High Jazz Quartet


3. Voter Registration


Both events to be held at the:
Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center
2711 Locust, (Midtown)
St. Louis, MO  63103




Space is limited for these two events; so you must RSVP to attend.
Call 314/531-1115 for the SLAM or the Equity Day Rally.
Maria Guadalupe Massey

(no subject)

Right to Vote
Pre-Celebration Rally Events

Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center
2711 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO  63103

** Poetry Slam **
Aug. 13th -”I Am Woman” Poetry Slam
7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Poetry Registration & questions please contact
Amy Hunter ahunter@ywcastlouis.org


** Women's Equity Day Rally: All-White Attire and Hat **


Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center
2711 Locust, (Midtown)
St. Louis, MO  63103

Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Featuring

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Granddaughter of Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady
Champion of Human Rights
VP, Global Corporate Citizenship, The Boeing Company


East St. Louis Sr. High Jazz Quartet

Voter Registration

Space is limited; so you must RSVP to attend.
Call 314/531-1115 for the SLAM or the Equity Day Rally.
Maria Guadalupe Massey

St. Louis Projects Poetry Collection

GOOD NEWS and a poetry deadline:

SLAM poet Nickey Rainey to edit a collection of poetry, prose & artwork by and about St. Louis, a celebration, a case-study, a love letter to the city. She will be working with Erin Wiles, JKPublishing, and their St. Louis Projects division. A portion of the proceeds will go to Operation Brightside, and everyone participating with their creative submissions will receive a copy of the book. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2010.

Erin Wiles shares: "This will likely be a one-time collection, unless it is super fruitful, then mayhaps we will do it again next year. The idea of the collection is to celebrate St. Louis for all its assets and aspects, but not blindly or in bias. While this would not be a good place for your "Fuck St. Louis" rant, nor would it be ideal for trite odes. We are looking for the complex and the gritty, that which captures the ironic trash-ful beauty of this landscape. There are no length or format requirements, only that it be reproducable in a smallish 2D format. We hope to debut this collection with a reading at a St. Louis landmark (the Arch grounds perhaps?) sometime in September or October."

For more information, visit: www.JKPublishing.org or www.saintlouisprojects.org

Also, you can visit the WORDwitch blog section of InCityNews.com for a write up of one of JKPublishing's latest St. Louis Projects, THE BUSH YEARS, a collection of poetry by WORD in Motion Warrior Poet Michael Castro, edited by Erin Wiles.

peace, love, poetry, harmony, & joy,
Maria Guadalupe Massey
Maria Guadalupe Massey

2009 Warrior Poet -- Uncle Bill Green of the Venice Cafe!



For information contact Michael O’Brian at 314.443.4357
or email thewordengine@yahoo.com

Word In Motion is honored to announce that Uncle Bill Green will be the 2009 recipient of the Warrior Poet Award at a banquet and performance at Duff’s Restaurant, Monday, December 14, 2009, 6pm dinner, 7pm show.

Uncle Bill Green has been a mainstay in the St. Louis Literary Scene since the early 1980s. He has been an affiliate to the Black Artists Group (BAG), was one of the original members of the Soulard Culture Squad ultimately published in “The Streets of St. Louis.” Known as the “World’s Most Dangerous Poet,” his meeting and ongoing relationship with Chicago’s Marc Smith led to the beginnings of the St. Louis Poetry Slam and its continued involvement in the National Poetry Slam.

The Warrior Poet Award is St. Louis’ most prestigious poetry award given to poets who have made a lifetime contribution to the St. Louis Literary Scene. The winner of the award is selected by the Warrior Poet Council (all of which are previous winners of the award) and involves the presentation of an inscribed sword to the annual recipient.

Previous Winners of the Warrior Poet Award are:

Hari “Sky” Campbell, Curtis Lyle, Michael Castro, Shirley LeFlore, Eugene Redmond, Dahveed Nelson, Maria Guadalupe Massey, and Michael O’Brian.

The cost of the banquet and show is $30, and a vegan option is available for dinner. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Michael O’Brian at 314.443.4357 or by email at thewordengine@yahoo.com.

Word In Motion is a non profit 501/C3 organization which provides logistical support to artistic activities that foster the cultural growth of the St. Louis Region.

Promotional pictures are available for release by contacting Michael O’Brian at the information listed above.
Maria Guadalupe Massey

A Soulful Celebration -- EARTHfest 2009

Summer Solstice @Soulard




Surrounded by the miracle of LOVE & celebrating EARTHfest this Saturday. Soulard EarthFEST 2009 celebrates summer Solstice, featuring:

RAW EARTH, Mama Blue, Collette Beatty, M.K.Stallings, Nicky Rainey & more, GUADALUPE SOUNDS with special guests "Uncle Bill of the Venice Cafe: the World's Most Dangerous Poet" and RAVENWOLF C.FELTON JENNINGS II, Boulevard Beer, Kaldi's Coffee, Art, Drumming, Dancing, Food, Miller, ROOTS, RHYTHM, & RECYCLING.




  • Current Music
    Putumayo Salsa
Maria Guadalupe Massey

InCityNews & the WORDwitch

Greetings SLAM journal community.

I hope you'll visit the InCityNews.com site this week and check out our SLAM community poets featured there. A few weeks ago we had a front page article about Mama Blue's latest endeavors & successes and also CELIA's Big Rock Band. This week the WORDwitch's top article features the InCityNews.com premiere of Floyd Boykins Jr.'s award winning poem "A Shoulder to Lean on" and a quick interview with this up and coming creative artist and director.

I also include an article about WORDinMotion's Warrior Poet K. Curtis Lisle iii who performed recently at the Schlafly St. Louis Brewery and Taproom with Zimbabwe Nkenye and David A.N. Jackson. It was a fabulous Get Born Event. Brett Underwood/Zed Naught, Wayne Robinson was there, Michael Castro, Adelia Parker Castro, The Box Deserter Trio from Detroit, and many many others. It was a great crowd of people and a superb urban setting with fantastic sound. An extraordinary New Moon event.

Below, a photo of the WORDwitch and Horus K. Curtis Lisle iii at the St. Louis Brewery & Taproom, April 4, 2009. (photo by Colette Monahan).



I hope you all will please register with InCityNews.com and connect/friend the WORDwitch. We're celebrating 100,000 hits per month for three months running, and yesterday we reached 140,000 hits for the month of April.

If you visit the CINCO DE MAYO fiesta on Cherokee Street look for the WORDwitch in the Parade of Alegria, I'll be the Chicana madre/curandera de palabras; feel free to share a hug with the WORDwitch. And don't forget to check out the Vecindario de Artists near FireCracker Press.

love, peace, & poetry
Maria Guadalupe Massey
chingasdaughter

p.s. I hope you all will add your voices to the SLAMjournal and celebrate our fabulous East & West St. Louis Metro Area artists and events. We are an extraordinary community of inspired people. Let us all know what you're up to, your blessings, publications, awards, invitationals, grants, appointments, projects. It's all about poetry!
  • Current Music
    VHS JumpSTART
Maria Guadalupe Massey

Guadalupe Sounds performs at CAVELand - 2009

Daddy Sang the Blues with master percussionist Wayne Robinson and Warrior Poet Maria Guadalupe Massey a.k.a. chingasdaughter, the WORDwitch, and a Missouri Folk Artist, after midnights deep under Ozark Mountain bluffs, stones of the ages, March 2009






An amazing drum solo from master percussionist and musical director for Guadalupe Sounds, Wayne Robinson






Guadalupe Sounds performs CHINGASdaughter at CaveLand 2009


Maria Guadalupe Massey

Meditando en el espiritu del amor

Warrior Poet Maria Guadalupe prays for abundance and prosperity in all its wondrous forms for the SLAM journal community, mientras medita en el espiritu del amor

xoxo
witch of words
Maria






plus a new poem written for salsa dancing and dedicado al padre de Victoria:



a lover's prayer

lo que pasa es que te quiero tanto
que cada vez que respiro, sospiro tu nombre
en una oracion rogando a los espiritus
que me traen a tu cuerpo vivo

te extrano tanto mi amor
que cada noche te busco en mis suenos
te llamo mi amor,
te busco mi amor,
te sospiro
en una oracion rogando a los espiritus
que me traen a tu cuerpo vivo

quiero oir el latir de tu corazon
me hace falta la musica de ti
eres un llama que calenta mi piel
y se me hace lleno de ti
cada vez que sospiro tu nombre
hago una oracion por ti
esperando que estes bien de salud
cuidando todo pa cuando ves a mi

lo que pasa es que te quiero tanto
que cada vez que respiro, sospiro tu nombre
en una oracion rogando a los espiritus
que me traen a tu cuerpo vivo
  • Current Music
    James Brown Soul Man's got a new bucket
Maria Guadalupe Massey

Day of the Dead Benefit for Leonard Peltier & WORD in Motion: TODAY November 1st

Dia de los Muertos celebration at Saint Louis' Premier Punk Rock Club
the CREEPY CRAWL to benefit Leonard Peltier Legal Defense Fund and
WORD in Motion inner city school poetry workshops, Saturday, November
1, 2008
from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (new time), 3524 Washington Avenue in the
Grand Center
District. Tickets are $10 to $4 (sliding scale).

Sign language translating included at performance with Elizabeth Ann
Smith.

Confluence writer, activist, and storyteller digger will celebrate
the spirits of the phantasm hour and be our tour guide through this
spectral event. Patrons are welcome to come as skeletons and/or bring
photos of heroes/loved ones they would like to hold up as Guadalupe
sounds performs a roll call of the dead; they can join in the Death
March conga line and dance.

The roll call of the dead will sound the names of such worthies as
Alvina Robideaux (Leonard Peltier's mother), Crazy Horse, Geronimo,
Gwendolyn Brooks, Josephine Baker, Gregory Hines, Benito Juarez,
Cesar Chavez, Malcolm X, Huitzilopochtli, Coatlicue, Dred Scott,
Pablo Neruda, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, James Baldwin, Maurice Malik
King, Chris Crisa Branch, Confucius, Buddha, la virgen de Guadalupe,
Ixquic, and others.

Skeleton face painting done live by artists Craig Downs, Wayne St.
Wayne, and CBabi Bayoc for a desfilo de la muerte, parade of the dead.

Performers will include: musician Tom Taylor, Warrior Poet Hari Sky
Campbel, poetics diva Alima Sadaq Afsal of the East Saint Louis
Culture Squad, digger, RAVEN WOLF C. FELTON JENNINGS II (saxophone,
flute, and Native American drumming), Ralph Williams Jazz vocalist,
the one man riot Paul Stewart with Latin Blues guitarist Peter Wood,
Mark Triller (a.k.a. the blue guy), Craig Downs, and Guadalupe Sounds
featuring Chingas Daughter Maria Guadalupe Massey.
  • Current Music
    Supernatural