Silver Sparrow

The on the go home of Tayari Jones

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didierleclair:

Your lips are like a southern lily red, Wet with the soft rain-kisses of the night, In which the brown bee buries deep its head, When still the dawn’s a silver sea of light. (…)
CLAUDE MCKAY, A Red Flower

didierleclair:

Your lips are like a southern lily red, 
Wet with the soft rain-kisses of the night, 
In which the brown bee buries deep its head, 
When still the dawn’s a silver sea of light. (…)

CLAUDE MCKAY, A Red Flower

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“Land of Love and Drowning is a marvel—epic and sweeping, yet intimate as a secret. It’s a tour de force combining naturalism and lyricism, myth and history. This is a story that feels ancient and modern at the same time. Tiphanie Yanique is a prodigiously talented new writer with a sharp voice, wicked humor, and compassion beyond measure.”
—Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow

Land of Love and Drowning is a marvel—epic and sweeping, yet intimate as a secret. It’s a tour de force combining naturalism and lyricism, myth and history. This is a story that feels ancient and modern at the same time. Tiphanie Yanique is a prodigiously talented new writer with a sharp voice, wicked humor, and compassion beyond measure.”

—Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow

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Look at all these fellowship opportunities to attend the A Room Of Her Own Retreat in New Mexico next summer!  (Click the tab that says FELLOWSHIPS)
*9 3/4 Fellowship: For a single mother whose passion for her children requires precious time away from her devotion to writing
*Agua Viva Fellowship: For a gifted and bold woman writer in recovery from alcohol and/or chemical dependency
*Blackbird Fellowship: For a woman who’s ready to soar
*Beyond the Pink Ribbon: Breast Cancer Survivor Fellowship
*Courage Fellowship: For survivors of domestic violence &/or sexual assault
*Creative Woman Fellowship
*Edna Payne Clarke Fellowship: For an African American Woman/Woman of the African Diaspora
*Enchanted Land Fellowship: For a woman from anywhere in the US, writing in any genre, of Hispanic/Latina or Native American descent
*Kenny Fries Fellowship for a Disabled Woman Writer
*American Dream Fellowship: for a New American Woman Writer
*LAM Fellowship: for a woman writer from Louisiana, Alabama, or Mississippi
*The Laura Award:  For a transgender woman, or a woman whose writing illuminates transgender issues
*Marg Chandler Memorial Fellowship:  For an applicant who was a past participant in an AROHO Retreat
*New Mexico Women Writers Fellowship: For a writer who has a deep connection to the state
*Orlando Fellowship: For a woman writer from the LGBT community, especially one whose work addresses themes and experiences relevant to that community
*Spirited Woman Foundation Fellowship (waived registration only): honoring an everywoman visionary who is changing the world one spirited woman step at a time
*Tillie Olsen Fellowship: For a writing mother of young children
*Touching Lives Fellowship: For a public school teacher who nurtures her students in their writing and needs time and space to work on her own
*Wings of Widowhood Fellowship: For a widowed woman writer who is ready to take flight
*Wise Woman Fellowship: For a woman writer over 60

Look at all these fellowship opportunities to attend the A Room Of Her Own Retreat in New Mexico next summer!  (Click the tab that says FELLOWSHIPS)

*9 3/4 Fellowship: For a single mother whose passion for her children requires precious time away from her devotion to writing

*Agua Viva Fellowship: For a gifted and bold woman writer in recovery from alcohol and/or chemical dependency

*Blackbird Fellowship: For a woman who’s ready to soar

*Beyond the Pink Ribbon: Breast Cancer Survivor Fellowship

*Courage Fellowship: For survivors of domestic violence &/or sexual assault

*Creative Woman Fellowship

*Edna Payne Clarke Fellowship: For an African American Woman/Woman of the African Diaspora

*Enchanted Land Fellowship: For a woman from anywhere in the US, writing in any genre, of Hispanic/Latina or Native American descent

*Kenny Fries Fellowship for a Disabled Woman Writer

*American Dream Fellowship: for a New American Woman Writer

*LAM Fellowship: for a woman writer from Louisiana, Alabama, or Mississippi

*The Laura Award:  For a transgender woman, or a woman whose writing illuminates transgender issues

*Marg Chandler Memorial Fellowship:  For an applicant who was a past participant in an AROHO Retreat

*New Mexico Women Writers Fellowship: For a writer who has a deep connection to the state

*Orlando Fellowship: For a woman writer from the LGBT community, especially one whose work addresses themes and experiences relevant to that community

*Spirited Woman Foundation Fellowship (waived registration only): honoring an everywoman visionary who is changing the world one spirited woman step at a time

*Tillie Olsen Fellowship: For a writing mother of young children

*Touching Lives Fellowship: For a public school teacher who nurtures her students in their writing and needs time and space to work on her own

*Wings of Widowhood Fellowship: For a widowed woman writer who is ready to take flight

*Wise Woman Fellowship: For a woman writer over 60