JP Howard aka Juliet P. Howard is a poet, Cave Canem graduate fellow and member of The Hot Poets Collective. JP co-founded Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon and Blog (WWBPS) which hosts monthly literary Salons in NY. JP is a Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging LGBT Voices Fellow (2012 & 2011). She was a recipient of a 2010 Soul Mountain Retreat writing residency. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Of Fire, Of Iron, a debut collection of poetry by The Hot Poets Collective, Kweli Journal, MiPOesias iPad Companion, The Mom Egg 2012, Muzzle Magazine's 2011 "Best of the First Year" Print Issue, Connotation Press, Muzzle Magazine, Talking Writing, TORCH, Queer Convention: A Chapbook of Fierce, Promethean Literary Journal, Cave Canem Anthology XII: Poems 2008-2009, Cave Canem XI 2007 Anthology and Poetry in Performance. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from The City College of NY in 2009, holds a BA from Barnard College as well as a JD from Brooklyn Law School. JP is also a practicing public interest lawyer in NYC. http://womenwritersinbloompoetrysalon.blogspot.com/
This series moderated by Celesti Colds Fechter, associate dean for Academic Services, The New School for Public Engagement, celebrates the literature written by women across the African Diaspora (African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latina, Afro-European, Afro-Asian, and continental African). Past readers include Opal Palmer Adisa, Keisha-Gaye Anderson, Jacqueline Bishop, Pamela Booker, Merle Collins, Carole Boyce Davies, Bridget Davis, Monica A. Hand, Ifeona Fulani, Monica Hand, Linda Susan Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Jacqueline Johnson, Tayari Jones, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Diana McCaulay, Rosalind McLymont, Pam Mordecai, Elizabeth Nunez, Ebele Oseye, Cicely Rodway, Danyel Smith, Patricia Smith, Gammy Singer, Martha Southgate, Patricia Spears-Jones, Eisa Ulen, and Tiphanie Yanique.