Roots, Reality & Rhyme (Paperback)
Roots, Reality & Rhyme is a poetic journey that bridges the personal & political, the mythic & the real. "Turiya Autry's work as a teacher, artist, and humanitarian comes full circle in 'Roots, Reality & Rhyme ' Each section takes the reader on a journey, a deep dive into Autry's world. The joy, personal history, and the passion will stick with you long after you put down the book. I've been spell bound by Autry's poems when she performs them live, their translation to the page has just as much power and resonance." - Al Letson Poet/Playwright/Host of NPR's State of the Re: Union.
About the Author
Whether directing youth programs, teaching, rocking the mic or working behind the scenes; Turiya Autry is a positive motivational force. Through her work she encourages people to look more critically & lovingly upon the world around them. For over fifteen years she's taught & inspired children, teens & adults. As a teaching artist, she's provided hundreds of assemblies, workshops & residencies to over fifty different schools K-12. She's taught fifteen unique university courses, totaling over 200 credit hours, across four departments at Portland State University: Black Studies, English, Freshman Inquiry & Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Turiya's featured at hundreds of venues & at over twenty colleges. She's toured nationally & performed internationally; as an individual performer, half of the dynamic duo Good Sista/Bad Sista & through other collaborations. She's opened for Angela Davis, bell hooks, John Trudell, Nikki Giovanni, Ursula Le Guin, Alix Olson, Spearhead, Saul Williams, Kevin Garnett & Hillary Clinton.