I know y’all remember last month, when I supposed to do a “You Gotta Read This” podcast with poet Mitchell L. H. Douglas, and then, something happened with his computer–some roguish individual sent him a virus. I was so upset–and I know you were, too.
Well, let’s try this one more ‘gain. On Tuesday, March 16 (that’s tomorrow), I will be podcasting on Talkshoe at 7:30pm EASTERN with Mitchell, talking about his fabulous first book of poetry, Cooling Board: A Long Playing Poem, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in Poetry.
Now, I know Mitchell is a man. I can see that, and anybody with eyes can, too. And I know this is Women’s History Month so maybe, some of y’all are thinking “that don’t go” (as we used to say back in the day). But I figure, if anyone is up to the task for repping the brothers during this month, it’s Mitchell. He’s a sweet but strong, brilliant, understanding, and most importantly, a Womanist man.
Here’s Michell’s bio and the fabulous picture of the books front cover, and I hope you will join me tomorrow–Tuesday, March 16– at 7:30pm Eastern on Talkshoe! Here’s the link. And remember, you can always subscribe to the podcast on ITunes!:)
Mitchell L. H. Douglas is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). His poetry has appeared in Callaloo, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (University of Georgia Press), Crab Orchard Review, and Zoland Poetry Volume II (Zoland Books) among others. A founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, Cave Canem fellow, and Poetry Editor for PLUCK!:The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem, is his debut collection. Before it’s publication by Red Hen Press, Cooling Board was a runner-up for the 2007 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, a semifinalist for the 2007 Blue Lynx Prize, and a semifinalist for the 2006 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Cooling Board was a nominee for the 41st NAACP Image Awards in the Outstanding Literary Work-Poetry category.