The Blair House Collective’s Poems for Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith #ArtTuesday
We are so inspired by these pieces, particularly the trust in and familiarity with another’s work which created the space and possibility for the Plait Poem. Via NPR:
When Adia, Ciona and Caroline sat down on the black velvet couch in the Blair House living room, a sisterhood was born. Together the three women have worked to number a series of creative projects together. The first, a series of poems devoted to Rosie, a blues woman of their own conception, inspired them to start thinking about the living, breathing, earthbound women who inspired their archetypal Rosie. Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith were the natural next thought.
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