Fab News! A 2017 Pew Fellowship for Poetry Goes To...

M. Nzadi Keita!

Here's my Pew Fellow Page: http://www.pcah.us/people/m-nzadi_keita

Woot Woot!


Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Readings:

  • Yale University

  • New Bedford, MA Historical Society

Hiding & Writing:

  • Alvaro Cardona-Hine Memorial Artist Retreat, Truchas, NM

  • Renaissance House Writers’ Retreat, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Interviewing My Mentor:

  • A Tribute to Sonia Sanchez,

    Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia PA


Sat. August 26, 7:45 Featured Poet,

GERMANTOWN STREET MOVIES hosted by Scribe Video Center & Kelly Green Project, 

John B. Kelly Schoolyard, Hansberry & Morris

Guest Poet, David Driskell Gallery, U. of Maryland: ”Shifting: African-American Women & the Power of their Gaze”



An excerpt from the poem “Five Married Days, Five Dreams” hung in “The Dream Space” at The Colored Girl’s Museum in Philadelphia. “The Dream Space” --curated by fabric artist Betty Leacraft-- was part of TCGM’s “A Good Night’s Sleep” exhibit. Located in Nzadi’s neighborhood of Germantown, The Colored Girls’ Museum is a unique home museum that “honors the stories, experiences and history of Colored Girls.”


Sat. April 23, 2-4 p.m.
Anacostia Community Museum

1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 633-4820

Sun. April 24, 6:30-8
with Susan Landers

4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 726-6464

Thurs. April 28, 7:30 pm
Celebrating Poet Lore Journal with Bruce Weigl

The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St
Chevy Chase, MD
(301) 654-8664


June 2015:  A copy of Brief Evidence of Heaven appears in the annual Poetry Showcase in New York City at Poets’ House, a display of over 3,000 independent press poetry collections published in 2014.

May 2015: Brief Evidence of Heaven: Poems from the life of Anna Murray Douglass is one of three finalists for the Phillis Wheatley Award from Quarterly Black Review of Books!

March 2015: At a reception hosted by the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, an organization devoted to public education and activism against human trafficking, Nzadi reads from Brief Evidence of Heaven and meets two Douglass descendants, FDFI founder/chairwoman Nettie Washington Douglass, and president Kenneth Morris.

M. Nzadi Keita, Nettie Washington Douglass (great-great-granddaughter of Frederick and Anna Murray Douglass), and Ms. Kujichagulia in Atlanta.

Dec. 2014: The poem, “Fourth” from the “Spirit Letters” series in Brief Evidence of Heaven, appears in The Moonstone Anthology: Featured Poets (Moonstone Arts Center Press).

Nov. 2014: An elegy, “What Is Left” airs Nov. 17 -30, 2014 on The Feminist Wire Online Forum honoring Toni Cade Bambara. The poem first appeared in Beyond the Frontier:  African-American Poetry in the 21st Century (Black Classics Press).





Meeting Dr. Deborah Willis with Dr. Damaris Hill

Hanging out with Theodore Harris, collagist/cover artist for Brief Evidence

Did Anna Sit Here?At Cedar Hill in D .C, the last home of the Douglasses.