Poet, Writer, Artist
Poets are the unofficial legislators
of the world.
To paraphrase Auden, we make no/thing happen.
We offer mirrors on the world.
We write and speak toward clarity, truth, change.
I create to encode the African American urban technopeasant
mythos, to heal, and to make good manifest.
Through the Fire Shield, kiln cast glass, Akua Lezli Hope, 2001
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Prayer for Amadou,fused, kiln cast, and sandblasted glass, Akua Lezli Hope, 2000
Akua On the Web
FaceBook: Akua Lezli Hope
Arts & Culture: Diversity Dialogue
Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts in New York State's Southern Tier
My essays in that series
My Recent Appearances in Print
My Soul to His Spirit
Black Daughters Writings on their Fathers, edited by Melda Potts
Summer (5 haiku) in Knocking on the Silence, Finger Lakes anthology edited by donaa Marbach, Foot hills Publishing
Sunday Drive/Black in Appalachia in Two Voices, Two Pages contest Geva Theatre and Writers and Readers, December 13, 2004 theatre reading/performance of work
Beginner's Guide to Papermaking by Heidi Reimer-Epp and Mary Reimer, (D&S, England, 2003)
The Years' Best Writing, April 2003, Writer's Digest Guides
Moon Journal, Fall Winter 2002 Volume VII/ Issue 2, Arlington Heights, IL
Poems For All September 2002
165. Not final, Just Next
Making Art With Glass
My new and evolving joy is making objects out of glass. Glass blowing, lampworking/flameworking beads, slumping and fusing glass, and sandcasting/direct furnace casting glass are the techniques I study. Some of the iconography I developed for paper, I've replicated in glass. A number of my paper constructs include my handmade glass beads.
Wire offers me fascinating opportunities to make wearable art. It is the calligraphic dance of line that my drawing hand never managed. It is the cradle and partner for my beads. And my glass beads have offered me the fulfillment of design and of evolving self ornamentation.
Hand Papermaking and Papier Maché
had been through the medium of recycled paper.
Where words did not work, my hands and eyes did. That led me to new realms of experience: texture, fiber and the infinite bounty of the earth. When flowers leave, their bodies yield another harvest. Here are my discoveries,
comments, and sources that I have found.
I've created my first and second' zines on hand papermaking: Introduction to Hand Papermaking (May 2003) and Handmade Beads of Handmade Paper (July 2003).
My book,was awarded a book prize by Writer's Digest in 1996.
It is also available as an audiocassette tape.
to hear a poem from it (Telegram from Topeka stuffed/compressed to 121k)
or read about ArtFarm Press.
to order your own copy of EMBOUCHURE from ArtFarm
Press or to request information on ArtFarm's
My short lit bio is available, as is my full literary resumé, art resumé and artist statement.
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P.P.S. I am ever in search
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free travel to warm places, sustainable and renewable sources of energy,
great music, beautiful yarn, compelling SF and
other fiction, inexpensive saxophone repair, glassmaking equipment, Moretti glass, and opportunities to sing.... among other joyous, affirming things. Want to trade? Check out my list.
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Updated December 25, 2008, another year of loss and survival
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