“What if poetry isn’t enough?” – Ntozake Shange


Ntozake Shange, the poet, author and playwright who is mostly known for her play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf,” is at it again with, “Lost in Language and Sound: Or How I Found My Way to the Arts,” which had its first reading at Nuyorican Poets Café a couple weeks ago. It’s her first work of theater in over a decade.

Over the years, the writer has been suffering from some serious debilitating health troubles and only recently has regained the ability to walk and talk. The New York Times has a thoughtful article chronicling Shange’s resilient artistic journey.

Julie Morse lives in San Francisco and is a poetry teacher. She can be found @JulieMorse16. More from this author →