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In Search of a Soft Place By Shamaka Schumake
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This book was written at a time where I was finding softness an increasingly foreign concept. As a humanist, I found myself struggling to love my neighbor in truth, while I am experiencing genocide.... More > This book documents the journey I traveled to find love, compassion, and gentleness again, in snapshots of poetry and photography. The writing of In Search of a Soft Place renewed my faith in the liberating power of truth telling. I hope the reading of it, contributes to the healing of us all. Thank you for joining me on this journey.< Less
Butterflies Speak In Haiku By Shamaka Schumake
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This microproject was born from me playing with a new form (new to me, I didn't believe I could write in haiku). I teach poetry and I was reviewing this form with my students and I decided to get it... More > "right" 5-7-5 and all nature themed, and important to a larger body that I am still writing, editing, and crafting was born. But more than that, what was born was me falling in love with a new (to me, I am aware haiku is ancient), and me daring to expand what "I can do" by just doing it. One of my axioms for life, "done is better than perfect, just do it, then revise and edit it, rinse wash and repeat" To find my other work go here To work me and learn all things poetry, publishing, and manifesting your dreams for free go to To book me for a workshop or email me at Thank you again for joining me on this journey. Be on the lookout for MANY more published works in 2018 and beyond.< Less
The Winged Ones By Shamaka Schumake
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This project was born from me challenging a group that I teach poetry to, I challenged them to write poems in 7 days, and I would publish 5 books in 5 days. This is book two, I am 2:13 mins behind... More > deadline, but that is ok with me!! Look at what a little bit of leaning and daring to be ambitious can solve!! Even failures, don’t feel like defeat!! But more than that, I had planned to use really old poems, then discovered how many poems I write a day on multiple platforms. Got me to thinking, I wonder how many other amazing things I have been doing and not celebrating. What we celebrate we repeat. So, thank you and I celebrate your purchase and your reading of my work. It brings me joy when you do both. I am grateful.< Less

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