What Does it Mean to be White in America?
Breaking the White Code of Silence, A Collection of Personal Narratives
Edited by Gabrielle David and Sean Frederick Forbes

Branches of the Tree of Life
The Collected Poems of Abiodun Oyewole 1969-2013

Brassbones & Rainbows

Hey Yo! Yo Soy! 40 Years of Nuyorican Street Poetry
A Bilingual Edition

Gabrielle David

GABRIELLE DAVID is the publisher of 2Leaf Press. David is a multidisciplinary artist who is a musician, photographer, digital designer (epub, print and web), poet and writer. She attended LaGuardia Community College (CUNY) and New School University. For twenty-four years, she worked as a desktop publisher and word processing specialist at Fortune 500 firms, and through her former company, Chimeara Communications, Inc., designed promotional materials for a wide range of clients. She managed and performed in bands during the 1970s and early 1980s; and was a partner of hotshots unlimited photography (1982-1986). Gabrielle became involved in the New York poetry scene during the 1990s and served as literature coordinator at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center in Queens throughout most of that decade.

Her work with the library prompted the creation of phati’tude Literary Magazine, which eventually became a programming incentive under the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS), a NY-based nonprofit organization which she founded in 2000 and has served as executive director since its inception. Other program initiatives include phatLiterature, A Literary TV Program, and 2Leaf Press, of which she currently serves as publisher. David has participated in panel discussions and workshops, published articles and essays in numerous publications, and is the editor of Branches of the Tree of Life, (2014), and co-editor of ¡Hey Yo! Yo Soy, 40 Years of Nuyorican Street Poetry (2012). She is the author of the chapbooks, Spring Has Returned and I Am Renewed (1996), and This is Me: A Collection of Poems and Things (1994). Her collection of essays, Beyond Identity: Exploring Multicultural Literature in the 21st Century, is forthcoming. www.gabrielledavid.net.

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Gonzales’s poems speak assertively, and the poet’s use of complex periodic sentences lends his lines accumulating power. My translation closely follows the poet’s syntax, and I hope that recreates the drive of the poems.

Lynn Levin

The Black Arts Movement made it clear that you’re not just writing for yourself, but for the masses. Poetry today is more about “me” as opposed to “we.” It’s more or less an ego exercise and much of it wallows heavily in the pathos of our lives.

Abiodun Oyewole

My primary goal with this novel was to pay my respects to William Faulkner’s classic The Wild Palms. Retelling Faulkner’s tale with Latino characters seems like a natural stage of literary evolution, one that mirrors the evolving literary relationship between our twin continents.

Ezra Fitz

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