Happy Halloween! What is scarier than the freedom of black hair growing out of bright black brains? Muwhahaha. My Halloween gift to all of you is the kindle/tablet/online version of my chapbook GOOD HAIR GONE FOREVER dedicated to a young trickster ancestor whose spirit is with me especially on Halloween: Jurina Vincent-Lee.
My shero namesake Alexis De Veaux took time out to write these words about the collection:
"The poems of GOOD HAIR GONE FOREVER wreak with the sensate badass-ness of a sure nuff trouble maker, a twenty-first century afroheaded trickster black woman who spits nappyness and breathes mirrors. Read the signs: this is a dangerous free. No hemming and hawing allowed." -Alexis De Veaux, Author of Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde and An Enchanted Hair Tale
Download it here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/180497577/Good-Hair-Gone-Forever-by-Alexis-Pauline-Gumbs-pdf
You can see a video of the poem BEWARE here:
School's In (Beware) from Alexis Pauline Gumbs on Vimeo.