Maria James-Thiaw's Writings
The Pitkin Review
Aunt Rosie's Gift Eyes closed, I saw her, as if through water; She had lost decades, her thick hair, black her figure, shapely, tall, straight, untouched by age. She lifted a smooth hand, smiled, waved and faded away. Eyes opened, I heard her; She'd soon be going home. So I went to her, the keeper of the tales, our griot, rich with family stories....
Maria James-Thiaw is the beauty and passion of the African Diaspora Writer. She is a storyteller surrounded by a universe of hungry starving listeners, trying to devour her word by word. She is more than you see and all that she can imagine. Maria dares to write poetic stories that most dare not think aloud, because they are not sure how to say it. I love the voice of this poetic writer. I know you will too! ”
—Nathaniel Gadsden, founder, Nathaniel Gadsden’s Writers Wordshop
Maria James-Thiaw is the author of Talking "White", the latest release from postDada Press. This talented singer, actress and writer has been performing her poetry since the mid 1990's & has 'blessed the mic' at venues from the U.S. to France. Her...
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Maria’s Favorite Books
Cane, by Jean Toomer Sleeping With the Dictionary, by Harryette Mullen The Gospel of Barbeque by Honoree Fannone Jeffers Teahouse of the Almighty by Patricia...