If you like FOR COLORED GIRLS, you’ll love RIVERS OF WOMEN

Rivers of Women, The Play is a phenomenal choreopoem by Shirley Bradley LeFlore. This beautiful 8.5″ x 8.5″ 114 page book featuring photographs by Michael J. Bracey, is available for sale on Amazon.com and other online outlets.

The play was produced by LeFlore’s daughter, National Bestselling Author and producer Lyah Beth LeFlore, at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, marking her directorial debut.  The play debuted in 2013, with aspirations for Broadway.  Rivers of Women, The Play provides readers, including theater and poetry lovers to experience this groundbreaking collection, some of Shirley Bradley LeFlore’s most prolific works. Her poetry is rooted in the stories and voices of women through music, poetry and dance created for the stage. Performed by an all female cast, LeFlore’s powerful poetry is peppered with a dash of storefront psychology and humor as she explores family, history, male-female relationships, woman-to-woman experiences, views on race, religion, social issues and politics. LeFlore manages to capture the essence of  Rivers of Women using music — spirituals, gospel, jazz, and rhythm and blues — making the poetry sing off the page.

Rivers of Women will connect with the hearts and souls of all who experience this gripping journey told from a woman’s perspective. Buy the book, you’ll not be disappointed!.


Shirley Bradley LeFlore Discusses 2Leaf Press Books, BRASSBONES and RIVERS OF WOMEN

Kristen Hare || St. Louis Beacon

In her poems, Shirley Bradley LeFlore tells stories; and often, those stories are about women.

“I felt that women represent so much, as mothers, being a mother myself, being a girl, being an active person, a traveler, a woman that was always, from a girl, interested in watching people, listening to them,” she says. “I would say that runs through a lot of my work.”

LeFlore’s first book, BRASSBONES AND RAINBOWS  is a collection of poems written across the span of more than 40 years as a poet. During that time, LeFlore has been active in St. Louis as one of the original members of the Black Artists Group, starting the Creative Arts and Expressions Lab in 1981, which developed into a place for artists to perform and have community workshops. >>READ MORE

LeFlore’s books are available in print and ebook on Amazon.com.  Learn more about her play, RIVERS OF WOMEN at her website, riversofwomen.com.