Books We Love

Our guest writer for 2017-Nikki Giovanni, poet


 Nikki’s published poetry books

Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid (2013)
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010)
Bicycles: Love Poems (2009)
Acolytes (2007)
The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998 (2003)
Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not Quite Poems (2002)
Blues: For All the Changes (1999)
Love Poems (1997)
Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni (1996)
Those Who Ride The Night Winds (1983)
Cotton Candy On A Rainy Day (1978)
The Women and The Men (1975)
My House (1972)
Poem of Angela Yvonne Davis (1970)
Re: Creation (1970)
Black Feeling, Black Talk/Black Judgement (1970)
Black Judgement (1968)
Black Feeling, Black Talk (1968)
My Sister and Me
The American Vision of Abraham Lincoln AT THIS MOMENT

Our guest poet for Artemis 2016, Ron Smith, Virginia Poet Laureate


*Publish date August 2017

Ron Smith’s published Poetry books;

  • 1988: ”Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery, called “a close second” by Margaret Atwood, judge for the National Poetry Series Open Competition; also a runner-up for the Samuel French Morse Prize; title poem awarded Southern Poetry Review’s Guy Owen Award by judge Linda Pastanlater[published by University Presses of Florida;
  • 2007: Moon Road: Poems 1986-2005, Louisiana State University Press
  • 2013: Its Ghostly Workshop, Louisiana State University Press

Artemis guest writer for 2015, – Beth Macy

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town

The instant New York Times bestseller about one man’s battle to save hundreds of jobs by demonstrating the greatness of American business.




The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back.


One of our published poets, Frances Barnhart has come out with her new book

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Well, my book is finally out and I am ecstatic after all this work and scrutinizing the sometime absurdities of my life. I’m also grateful for all the support I have gotten. It’s fascinating getting old and peeking into it all. My eightieth birthday is in two months! So welcome to my stories. You can purchase the book from Amazon here.Visit my website here and I would love to read your comments my Facebook page.

“ART IS A SPIRITUAL transaction.”


 “The Artists Way”                       by Julia Cameron


“Artists are visionaries. We routinely practice a form of faith, seeing clearly and moving toward a creative goal that shimmers in the distance-often visible to us, but invisible to those around us. Difficult as it is to remember, it is our work that creates the market, not the market that creates our work. Art is act of faith, and we practice practicing it. Sometimes we are called on pilgrimages on its behalf and, like many pilgrims, we doubt the call even as we answer it. But answer we do.” Julia Cameron