MANA's BLACK LIT ALIVE! Podcast Featuring Excerpts from "Sweet Ache: Poetry for the Soul" By Elesia K. Powell

Elesia K. Powell, poet
MANA's Black Lit Alive! is a special segment on literature produced by African-American writers from the 18th century and beyond. This podcast features excerpts from Sweet Ache: Poetry for the Soul by Elesia K. Powell, MANA's 2014 Passion for Poetry Poet Contest winner. 

Sweet Ache: Poetry for the Soul is a collection of poems that reflects a combination of Jamaican and American heritage. There is an undercurrent rhythm and beat in her work that engages a reader. Although the subject matter of the poems varies, the spirit of the works consistently emanates throughout every poem.

Enjoy the podcast as MANA's DR C reads the poems:

• "Sweet Ache"

• "Love Poem"

• "Black As"

• "Where I Am the Center of the Universe"

• "Like New Money"

To learn more about Elesia K. Powell, go HERE to read the blog post of a Question-and-Answer interview on the MANA Sunriser. Also, Ms. Powell also gave a lecture at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. Go HERE to listen to a recording of her lecture. Ms. Powell's recitation of her poem, "Sacrifice/For the Fallen—and those that die tomorrow" comes 17 minutes and 7 seconds (17:07) into her lecture. 

To preview 
Sweet Ache: Poetry for the Soul, go to the book's webpage on 

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