"Cartographies of Heartache"
"All Eyes on Grief: Processing the Pain of Loss in Public"
"Juneteenth Reflections: Grief Work is Freedom Work"
Black Dreams, Black Love, Black Freedom Through The Eyes Of Assata Shakur
"Moving Memorials: Adornments and Altars as Sites of Remembrance"
"For fahima On the Occasion of Flight: Words from the Overground"
"My dad also taught me grooming rituals—how to repair and restore. How to salvage. How to bring healing to things."
From "Cartographies of Heartache"
"Reclaiming Our Time"
"The Concise Catalog of Deep Grief Objects"
"Second Helping of Grits"
"You Will Know Your Tribe by Their Joy"
“ I didn’t get a fresh start like you getting. Wasn’t no leaving behind my sorrow. I was sleeping in the bed with it. Packing yours up and taking it north feel like a choice to me.”
From "Belle's Boy"
"...The trees have shook themselves/to the ground./An exercise in letting go..."
From "I Became the Miracle in the Absence of the One I Wanted”
"...with The Collection Plate, we are called to the altar so that we may collect our breath, testify how we endured our near drowning(s), and yet, managed to LIVE."
From "Before You Drown Your Own Fool Self..."
The South Still Got Something To Say: Ashley M. Jones Becomes The First Black Poet Laureate In Alabama History
Joseph Coelho On His New Children's Book, Magical Worlds and Poetry
MADAMENOIRE Talks To Shauntavia Ward About Finding Your Element and Loving the Skin You’re In
Q&A: Major Jackson of
"When people think of the south, particularly a state like Alabama or more specifically, a place like Birmingham, they instantly think of a legacy of terror but can you tell me about your Birmingham...?"
From "The South Still Got Something To Say..."
Black Mermaids, 2016
Anniversary Edition, 2017 BUY
Gratitude Edition, 2018 (Chapbook)
Kareemah and the
Black Mermaids, 2017 BUY
BREATHE, 2018 BUY
Survivor’s Guilt, 2019
Survivor’s Guilt, 2021 (2nd Edition)
2023 HE(ART) & Healing Calendar
2021 Stop Shrinking Calendar
2020 Do Your Work Calendar
Do Your Work Zine, 2020
2019 Nah, This Lifetime Calendar
China Martens, editor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines
“Survivor’s Guilt is a modern classic...”