Blackberry Magazine: Mixed Roots Writers Represent!

blackberrymagCongratulations Blackberry Magazine on a wonderful new edition of a great magazine.  And huge congratulations to Mixed Roots Team members Esme-Michelle Watkins and Jamie Moore who are published in this new edition.  Please check it out!–Heidi Durrow

Aaron Samuels, an extraordinary young poet, Tours with His New Book!

aaron_samuelsYou don’t want to miss Aaron Samuels, an amazing young poet, if he’s coming to a town near you.  He’s a powerful new voice in poetry and he’s touring between now and January all over the country.  I was so moved and stunned by the power and beauty of his new book Yarmulkes and Fitted Caps.  This is the blurb I wrote for his book:

Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps is brilliant and heart-breaking. Samuels fearlessly takes on the complexities of multiracial heritage and identity with charged visions of coming-of-age andfamily histories that will haunt you. This collection establishes Samuels as a poet of extraordinary ambition, talent and vision. Heidi W. Durrow, New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Order your copy now!

Volunteer for Mixed Roots Fest 2014

mixedrootslogo_final-01Do you want to be a part of the planning or volunteering on-site at the Fest? Join a dynamic team working to create community. Sign-up to volunteer here.

James McBride new Book Good Lord Bird!

goodlordbirdI’m so excited to read James McBride’s new book, Good Lord Bird.  I’ve placed my order and am waiting for the book to arrive.  You should check it out too.  And also listen to his NPR interview with Scott Simon! – Heidi Durrow