I Have Given the World My Songs by Elizabeth Catlett (1948, linocut)
Join Ananda’s online book party celebration for her new book, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (December 2009 – available on Amazon.com). Click on the button above to hear Ananda read “They Want Me to Hear Their Songs,” a poem inspired by artist Elizabeth Catlett’s I Have Given the World My Songs (1948, linocut). The poem is taken from Chapter 1 of That Which Awakens Me. Ananda uses six-word memoirs for her chapter titles. Chapter 1 is: Honoring Ancestors.Family. History. Cultural Legacies.