Ep. 201: Author Alison Hart studied theater at Tisch School of The Arts, New York University (B.F.A.), and education at Saint Mary’s College (M.A.) and later found her voice as a writer. She identifies herself as a mixed race African American, Passamaquoddy Native American, Irish, Scottish and English woman of many colors.
A Black Box Theater produced her play, Mother Daughter Dance, in San Francisco in 1995. Her poems are published in: Voices of Identity, Rage and Deliverance, by No Press at UC Berkeley, Lincoln by Lincoln, The Cottage Press, and featured on KALX radio in Berkeley (1992), Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California, Scarlet Tanager Books (2015).
Other works include short stories in Writing For Our Lives by Running Deer Press. Maggie Seritzer featured her short story New York Compromise, on KPFA radio (1993).
Alison was a featured reader at the following venues: The First Annual Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival in Los Angeles, 2008, Works/San Jose’ Art and Performance Center in San Jose, 2013 and Brown Poets Reading at E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore in Oakland, 2014.
She launched her book of poetry temp words, at Books Inc, in Alameda, CA, published by Cosmo Press, (2015). Alison's novel based on her family history Mostly White will be released this fall by Torrey House Press, https://www.torreyhouse.org/mostly-white
Alison is an advocate of MISSSEY a non-profit organization dedicated to end the sexual exploitation of children. For more information go to www.misssey.org
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