About

100_1765Maria James-Thiaw is an award winning poet, performer and professor. Through innovative workshops and residencies, she can bring the art of writing to life for your students.

Her publications include poetry, news and reviews in several literary journals such as New Letters, One Trick Pony Review, and Black Magnolias as well as a spoken word CD, FREEverse, and the following collections:

  • Windows to the Soul (Shippensburg University Press, 1999),
  • Rising Waters (Shippensburg University Press, 2003) and
  • Talking “White” (postDada Press, 2013.)
  • Mocha Musings (forthcoming from Community Arts/Poem Sugar Press)

TeachingAs a performance poet, Maria gracefully bridges the gap between stage and page by delivering her well-crafted lyric poetry with the dramatic power of a seasoned spoken word artist.  

If you seek a champion for diversity, an inspirational artist and a transformative, student centered educator, book Maria James-Thiaw for your upcoming cultural event! For more information contact: bookings@mariathepoet.ink.

3 thoughts on “About”

  1. http://mentalnotes1.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/2264/

    Thanks for the work shop friday night, here is the finish product.

  2. Lawrence wilson said:

    What if peace was a feeling ?
    What object would reflect that feeling?
    The pictures of the south of France must be the object.

    Lawrence Wilson

  3. Maria, I absolutely love your site! Keep up the great work!
    Nicole Sharp

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