Tamara J. Madison is a poet, writer, and editor. Her work has been published and recorded in various journals, magazines, anthologies, podcasts, and exhibits including World Literature Today, Poetry International, Extract, Web del Sol Review of Books, Tidal Basin Review, and Mom Egg Review. Her work has also been published in the anthologies, SisterFire (HarperCollins), Temba Tupu (RedSea Press), and Check the Rhyme (LitNoire Press).
Her most recent poetry collection Threed, This Road Not Damascus is published by Trio House Press and was short-listed under the title, Breast Poems, in the 2015 Willow Books Literature Award. Threed, … has been reviewed in Poetry International, Cider Press Review, Empty Mirror Review, and Cordella Magazine. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2012 and 2022) and for Best of the Net (2019). She is also the author of Collard County (short stories), Kentucky Curdled (poetry and essay), and Sistuh’s Sermon on the Mount (poetry chapbook).
Tamara is the creator and host of BREAKDOWN: The Poet & The Poems, a conversation series on YouTube to spread awareness of poets and their poetry as inspiration and motivation for everyday life. She has also shared her poetry on the TEDx platform.
Tamara has performed and recorded her work for stage, television, and studio and facilitates creative writing workshops. She is a MFA graduate of New England College and an Anaphora Arts Fellow. She currently lives and writes in Florida and teaches writing courses. For more information, visit www.tamarajmadison.com
All of the poems on this audio chabpbook, except “Divination” are from THREED, ThIS ROAD NOT DAMASCUS (Trio House Press, 2019).
“Divination was previously published in Aunt Chloe, A Journal of Artful Candor, 2022).
Many thanks to Trio House Press and my editors, Tayve Neese and Sara Lefsyk. --Tamara J. Madison