|T'ai Freedom Ford
is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in
Creative Writing (fiction) at Brooklyn College. She has self-published
two books of poetry: Ghetto Reflexes and Self Conscious. Her latest
poetic endeavor is a spoken word CD entitled the "Raw Word Project."
In 1999, T'ai won the Grand Mariner Speak Easy Poetry Slam. She
has been published in The Fire This Time, Kuumba, Red Clay, Georgia
State Review, and Roots and Culture. In the future, she would like
to conduct workshops in which creative writing can be used as therapy
for battered women, prisoners, "at-risk" youth and all others on
the verge of insanity.