NYC AUTHOR WINS NATIONWIDE 2013 GLOBAL EBOOK AWARD COMPETITION FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING AND COMMENTARY ON STRUGGLES OF FATHER-ABSENT GENERATION IN HIS INSPIRATIONAL MEMOIR
Bookcover and author Bernard L. Dillard
New York, NY (BlackNews.com) — Bernard L. Dillard’s memoir, Lemonade: Inspired by Actual Events, has risen to win the Gold Medal (first place) in the 2013 Global Ebook Award Competition. The national Medal was awarded in the Autobiography/Memoir category. Read more…
By NICK CHILES
Why don’t more black boys like to read?
That’s a question that has haunted black parents and educators for decades. Read more…
FORMER HALLMARK CARD WRITER RELEASES NEW BOOK OF POEMS ABOUT YEARNING, SEPARATION AND LOVE
— Poet and veteran author Ercell H. Hoffman’s new collection of poems captures the full range of emotion that swirls through human relationships as well as conveys the yearning for a sensuous and profound love which each of us, man or woman, shares. —
Denver, CO, and Compton, CA(BlackNews.com) — Ercell H. Hoffman announced today the release of her newest book, The Lament, Selected Poems and Prose, published by Outskirts Press. Hoffman’s poems confidently and candidly address that most basic human need of finding and keeping love while still holding steady to the recognition of one’s own inner truth.
This accomplished poet moves from longer confessional narratives to lean, well crafted quatrains, both frequently in rhymed couplets, which concentrate on love and loss and on the continued personal quest for connecting with others, especially with the depth of a true romantic love. A master at conveying the yearning to close the physical as well as the emotional space that too often separates lovers, Hoffman draws openly from her own experiences of separation and coincidence in love. Read more…