The circle bio:
I am many things. many people. many traditions. many minds. i begin this blog to divulge the tweety and sylvester chase like debates i hold center stage, artistic (presidential at times), to attempt to make some sense of it all. relations are vital. i do not seek them. i want them naturally. this blog isn’t natural communication. but much less mechanical and spiritless than the digital social networking structures of this early 21st century. on this. i hope we take a turn from technology someday soon. to write history. i mean with a pencil. a smudge of 9B graphite. a blue drip of acrylic paint. a scribbled message on a diner napkin after a chocolate milkshake with whip cream. the whip cream is not optional.
The square bio:
Melanie Henderson, 4th generation native of Washington, DC and graduate of Howard University with a dual degree in Spanish and English, earned an MFA from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and an MBA with a focus in Organizational Development from Trinity University in Washington, DC. A visual and literary artist and an alum of Voices Summer Writing Workshops (VONA), her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such publications as Amistad, Barely South Review, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Black Arts Quarterly, Commonthought, Drumvoices Revue, Fingernails across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS from the Black Diaspora, Jubilat, Motif2, Mourning Katrina: a Poetic Response to Tragedy, Mythium, Reverie: Midwest African American Literature, Southern Women’s Review, Torch: poetry, prose and short stories by African American Women, Tuesday; An Art Project, Warpland Journal, The Washington Informer and X Magazine (London, UK). She has participated in Huong’s Peace Mural Exhibition in Washington, DC (2008-2009), was selected as a feature reader for the 2009 Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series and as a winner of the 2009 Larry Neal Writers’ Award (DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities). She is the Managing Editor of the Tidal Basin Review.