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July 19, 2017 Professor Maria Thiaw's poetry accepted by national anthologies

Professor Maria Thiaw (pen name Maria James-Thiaw) has had two original poems accepted for publication in national anthologies. The first, "In the Raw" is about the changing demographics of the West Shore, as viewed by a guest in a local coffeehouse. It was accepted by Kelson Books for Writing in a Dark Time: An Anthology. In addition, "A Fuse Blew," a poem about the moment the Black Lives Matter movement was birthed, as seen through the lens of local poets at a reading, was accepted by 2Leaf Press for the anthology Black Lives Have Always Mattered. Both anthologies will feature nationally known poets. Writing for a Dark Time will be available in stores this Fall, while Black Lives Have Always Mattered is available now online

Maria Thiaw is a professor of writing in the Department of English and Communication, School of Humanities and Sciences. Her master's degree of fine arts from Goddard College is in Creative Writing - Poetry concentration. She also holds a master's degree in Communication Studies. Thiaw is the author of three collections of poetry and is currently working on "The American Griot Project," an oral history/choreopoem to be produced in the Captial BlueCross Theatre next year. Professor Thiaw is the editor of The Central Pen Literary E-zine and the founding advisor for the Knight Writers Creative Writing Club.