with Fruit of Distinction award, presented in April for my performance
at the "Pure Poetry" event which was part of the 2006 Fresh
Fruit Festival. Thanks for a great evening, fruities! This
year's events will be held from July 9-22. Click on the Fresh Fruit Festival
link for updates.
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thank you for stopping by. My name is Chocolate Waters and
I'm a lesbian feminist poet and pioneer performance artist, and yes, Chocolate
is my real name. I've been writing, performing and publishing
my work for over three decades. Please enjoy the writing and audio
files featured here and come back anytime.
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Waters is brave, intrepid and funny!" - Robin Morgan,
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York based Chocolate Waters found her name near Hershey,
PA-- as you will hear in the first cut of her CD, a comedic/dramatic
poetic monologue, a performance poetry taking its earliest
cues from the Second Wave of Feminism. This dishy stuff
is cooked up from a recipe of one part political sensibility,
another part herstory, healthy amounts of sensitivity, splashes
and dashes of the tummy tickling, and is ultimately topped
off with personality that is both sassy and savvy. More >>
works on the web!
poems are examples which span more than three decades. Early
poems like "The Interview" and "Our Mothers
Ourselves" were written in the 70's during what I now
refer to as my "stomping radical feminist days".
More current work like "The Wild Man of Ninth Avenue"
and "The Singer" are about people in Hell's Kitchen
in Manhattan where I have lived for nearly twenty years.
Many of the poems here are included in To the man reporter
from the Denver Post, Take Me Like A Photograph and Charting
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