Rosegold Poet Features at Palabra!
La Bodega Gallery presents
Hosted by Ted Washington and Julie Corrales
7p pst Thursday, February 25, 2021
Join on Zoom here.
Jennifer K. Yancey, a.k.a. Rosegold Poet, hails from “the real Gotham City.” The Bronx, New York native started writing poetry at 15 as a more creative way of communicating to the world. She joined the U.S. Army eight years later, having served as a journalist, understood the power of the written word. Rosegold retired (20 years, eight assignments and three deployments later) in 2015. Rosegold moved to Colorado Springs shortly afterward, discovering a large spoken-word community that soon rekindled her relationship with the pen and helped her realize the power of her own voice.
She jokingly refers to her work as “incendiary Redbone poetry,” highlighting the injustices tarnishing the American landscape; spirituality; love/sex; toxic relationships; mental health; and (past) life in the military. Her platform serves as a voice for those who don’t feel they have a voice, those who feel their voices aren’t “strong enough,” as well as those who are afraid to speak up and speak out. Rosegold is also a member of Hotcomb Poets, an eight-person collective of Black writers and spoken-word artists in Colorado Springs.
An open mic follows.
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