Black & Published

Good Writing Isn't Dated with Chyrel Jackson & Lyris Wallace

May 31, 2022 Nikesha Elise Williams / Chyrel Jackson / Lyris Wallace Season 2 Episode 20
Black & Published
Good Writing Isn't Dated with Chyrel Jackson & Lyris Wallace
Show Notes

On this episode of Black & Published, Nikesha speaks with Chicago area sisters Chyrel Jackson and Lyris Wallace, who wrote the poetry collections Different Sides of the Same Coin and Mirrored Images. The sisters said they came to their love of writing from their love of reading authors and poets like Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Terri McMillan and more. 



Episode Notes
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On this episode of Black & Published, Nikesha speaks with Chicago area sisters Chyrel Jackson and Lyris Wallace, who wrote the poetry collections Different Sides of the Same Coin and Mirrored Images. The sisters said they came to their love of writing from their love of reading authors and poets like Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Terri McMillan and more. 

During the discussion, the sisters open up about the pushback they received from publishers that forced them to go indie, the importance of not being white-washed and owning their own narrative, and the healing in hearing Black language whether it's spoken or sung. 

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