#35: Tamara Woods: Poet, Writer On Poetry As Resistance, Creativity & Writing Yourself Into Existence

Tamara is a beautiful poet, writer, host of the #writestuff Twitter chat, and author of "The Shaping of an 'Angry' Black Woman" and "The Appalachian Terror Trail." She talks about her upcoming poetry series about resistance where poets share their raw, unfiltered thoughts and feelings about politics, which is inspired by the current U.S. political administration. Tamara wants to keep track of what's happening with the DT presidency. She's been worried about fellow creatives feeling exhausted from the political climate.


"It's also important for poets to put our pens to being keepsakes of our history." 


In addition, Tamara shares some of her own poetry from her book, "The Shaping of an 'Angry' Black Woman." We discuss what her words represent, the importance of writing yourself into existence, and her upcoming book called "Blood Roses and Honeysuckles." She shares about her upbringing, how she felt like a caged bird growing up, and her father's experience as a coal miner in West Virginia. I thank Tamara for being open to sharing about her experiences and gifting us with her words. 

Are you a writer who is on Twitter? Join Tamara's #writestuff chat every Tuesday night at 9pm EST. 

Find Tamara here: 

Website, Twitter, The Reverie Journal-a poetic publication