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!.


Last Poet Abiodun Oyewole to Publish Poetry Collection with 2Leaf Press


The Last Poets, Abiodun Oyewole, is publishing his first poetry collection (ever) with 2Leaf Press this coming November, 2013.

Meeting with publisher and editor of the collection, appropriately named BRANCHES OF THE TREE OF LIFE, here is what Oyewole had to say about the book:

I’m very excited about the publication of this book. Some people may ask why it took so long, or why I am doing it with 2Leaf Press, and it’s all about timing and commitment. I love working with Gabrielle, she intuitively knows how to make this happen; it’s clear by how the manuscript is shaping up that she has researched me and my work to pull together a comprehensive body of work that reflects who I am, and what my poetry is all about. Also, I am extremely pleased and grateful by the photography, cover design and video by Vagabond. I have a lot of respect for him, and he has managed to capture the essence of who I am as well. I think this book is going to make waves in the African American community.

Stay tuned for more info on Oyewole’s publication date and book launch.