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Celebrating Avotcja's Birthday


Annual birthday celebration for Avotcja, featuring poets, musicians, vocalists, dancers. Jeanne Powell is among the featured performers.

Jeanne Powell's prose appears in CAROUSEL from Regent Press. Jeanne's poetry is featured in WORD DANCING from Taurean Horn Press and in MY OWN SILENCE also from Taurean Horn Press. For ten years she hosted the popular spoken word series, "Celebration of the Word." She was the inspiration behind Meridien PressWorks™, which has published 20 authors since 1996. Several of her award-winning poems have appeared in anthologies. She earned degrees from WSU and USF.

Jeanne's Latest Blogs

Jun.14.2014 - 8:56 pm
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the actor and activist Ruby Dee1922 - 2014 Most people knew this diminutive powerhouse from her stage performances and her films (both screen and television).   She was the...
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Jun.10.2014 - 5:58 pm
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  HARD CHOICES     HRC book tour   © Jeanne Powell 2014     Last Wednesday night the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco was...
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May.20.2014 - 7:24 pm
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The Conversation at YBCA    Davis Interviews Jealous       by Jeanne Powell Recently journalist Belva Davis sat down with civic leader Ben...
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May.13.2014 - 5:20 pm
BELLE a film review by Jeanne Powell “Belle” is a fascinating film, combining an important time in British political history with a beautifully rendered love story. ...
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Comments from Jeanne

Jun.14.2014 - 6:45 pm
In response to: An Open Letter about Courtesy
Farzana, thank you.  Yes, the basic courtesy which used to be taught at home and even in school is missing from...
Jun.11.2014 - 12:26 pm
In response to: No burial of the dead
I cannot fathom this; and I echo what Jane said.  What bitter irony, that capitalism may have destroyed the soul...
May.29.2014 - 8:11 pm
In response to: The Conversation
Ben Jealous kept emphasizing the importance of a community being well organized.  He offered an attainable...
May.29.2014 - 8:02 pm
In response to: Belle
Yes, "Daughters of the Dust" was a landmark achievement; I watched it twice on PBS television. This film was lauded by...
May.17.2014 - 4:58 pm
In response to: Thank the gods
Dear Mary: So glad you are home.  Dear Writing Colleague and Fellow Word Dancer, you are one less person to worry...

Published Reviews

Published by Small Press Review
As soon as you open WORD DANCING, Jeanne Powell's craftswomanship and power draw you in and keep you reading until the final syllable. Each word feels carefully chosen and each...

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