NY Writers Coalition Press & Apogee Journal are proud to present Catharsis: POETRY, PROSE & ART FROM GUMBO. This collection dips into history, rests in dreams, and puts forth a world that is colored by every emotion of the rainbow.
Written and compiled by Great United Minds Believing in Ourselves (GUMBO), NYWC’s after school workshop for teens at Benjamin Banneker Academy in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
GUMBO is made possible by the Cultural After School Adventures Initiative(CASA),
supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo.
“This year the students from GUMBO pushed the envelope in a big way…The contributors are growing as people and artists, dealing with more complex issues and emotions, becoming self-aware citizens of the world.” – Chris Prioleau, Co-Editor
Eddyson Altidor / Edwina Archer / Tolulope Arasanyin / Atira Barber-Ellis / Benga
Sierra Boyd / Tanya Calixto / Ornella Dacius / Marie Damus / Azariah Davis / Nora Doura
Shania Forbes / Tyler Gonzalez / Charles Gyedu / Elizabeth James / Alexander Jean-Pierre
Terry-Ann Lawrence / Jeneice Marshall / Takara (Mia) Mekkuchi / Dene Morgan / Arina Nath
Shamar Niang / Niazyea-Arianna / Carrissa Normil / Oluwabunmi Olusine / Nia Tipton
Edited by Cecca Ochoa, Chris Prioleau, & Alexandra Watson / Interior Images by Elizabeth James, Arina Nath & Oluwabunmi Olusine