Joyce Young's Writings
New Poets of the American West
Lizard Lizard said, "It pays to use camouflage and observe carefully." His tongue glittered in the light as he spoke and eyed me from the other side of the boulder. He teaches me that stillness pays and moving quickly when necessary is crucial, but the best thing to do in the city or in the country, is to blend in with your surroundings....
Temba Tupui! (Walking Naked) Africana Women's Poetic Self-Portrait
Miss Virginia She cried, as she sat on the back steps for hours, rocking herself and rubbing her hands. When she did that we knew she’d be going to Kings County again. * Miss Virginia, hair barely covering her head, black-rimmed glasses sitting on her nose, eyes that saw more than she spoke of, worried tone always in her voice. She had to...
Berkeley Daily Planet
Last night, Sekou Sundiata said it wasan honor to be an artist at this time.He talked about the imagination, and its power.Things could be different, if we could imagine them so.I can't remember his exact words and I'm wanting to hear more powerful words than the ones I've been hearing on the street, on the radio, in the classroom. I turn on the TV, flip past...
If we fail to nourish our souls, they whither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And, creativity is what makes life worth living. ”
Joyce E. Young currently lives and writes in Berkeley, California. She has performed at venues as diverse as The M.H. de Young Museum, Intersection for the Arts, La Peña Cultural Center, Art & Soul Oakland, and Smith College, just to name a few. She has...
Causes Joyce Young Supports
ASEB - Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay, Family Caregiver Alliance, The Alzheimer's Association, CA Poets in the Schools, La Pena Cultural Center
Joyce’s Favorite Books
Most Way Home, Blessing the Boats, Head Off and Split, In Mad Love and War, Native Guard, Mother Love, Never in My Wildest Dreams, The Grace of Silence,...