KWANSABA: DONNA SUMMER
Trademark hair out to there. Red lipstick
stamped to the seventies like a napkin.
String of hits kept spinning like disco
balls. Spinning like memories of needle’s stuck
in the groove of an LP-- repeating
like an eight-track tape. Stuck in
the dashboard of my dad’s old Buick.
Kenny Fame is an African-American / GLBTQ poet who was born in Paterson, New Jersey; but he currently calls the village of Harlem in NYC his home. He was a recent graduate of Cave Canem’s 2011 & 2012 Poetry Conversations Workshop classes. He was the winner of “The Tenth National Black Writers Conference Award for Poetry.” He has been a featured “Poet of the Week” on the Poetry Super Highway during the week of January 2-8, 2012. His work has appeared in numerous journal both nationally & internationally such as: Steel Toe Review # 7& 10, River Lit #5, The Fine Line, Emerge Literary Journal # 1, Rufous Salon (Sweden), Milk Sugar, Prompt Literary Magazine, De La Mancha, Anastomoo, ken*again, Assisi Journal, African-American Review, Gloom Cupboard, Black Magnolias Literary Journal # 6.2 & The New Verse News on December 18th 2011; just to name a few. Kenny Fame is currently working on his undergraduate degree at CUNY/ Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn NY.