Articles written by: Gale Jackson

Poet, writer, storyteller, cultural historian, interdisciplinary humanities scholar and librarian, Gale Jackson is the author ofPut Your Hands on Your Hips and Act Like a Woman: Song, Dance, Black History and Poetics in Performance; MeDea A Novella; Suite for Mozambique; Bridge Suite: Narrative Poems Based on the Lives of African and African American Women in the Early History of These New Black Nations; andA Khoisan Tale of Beginnings and Ends. Her work has been performed, exhibited, presented and anthologized widely, and appears in journal publications including The African American Review; Freedomways; The Journal of Black Studies; Feminist Studies; American Voices; Callaloo; Tribes; Artist and Influence, Ploughshares and Essence. She edited the Collaborative Voice: Art in a War Time anthology (CollaborativeVoice@Goddard.edu) and co-edited Art Against Apartheid: Voices for Freedom collection. She facilitates the Ehecatl Olin Learning Studio and The Poet in the House Collaborative, with New York City middle school students, serves as a professor on the graduate faculties of interdisciplinary arts and education at Goddard College, and has been awarded an NEH fellowship for her work in griot traditions.

Banana Boat Moon Selection: Five Poems
Arts & Culture / The Reading Room / Vol. 1 No. 2

Banana Boat Moon Selection: Five Poems

Banana Boat Moon And a hibiscus behind your ear like the exotically melancholy singer though you are a mad cap trickster who changes your birthday from hurricane time to June 11 on a spring whim in route to the place you claim to be born in it rolls off your […]

Sketches toward an independence day poem
Arts & Culture / Convergence / Politics / Vol. 1 No. 1

Sketches toward an independence day poem

I. 1859 “What to the Slave is the fourth of July?” asked Frederick Douglass the abolitionist prophet once enslaved who stole and then wrote himself free. Today I think Lonely.   II. 2015 The hurricane has been down graded to a tropical storm but there is poetic justice despite the […]