a gifted poet, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Madison
with one Master’s in African Languages and Literature
and another Master’s in Afro-American Studies. She serves
the Madison community as a literary artist and educator. She
is passionate about the ability of each child to learn and
has designed innovative curriculum to strengthen the learning
abilities of African American children. As a literary artist,
she creates and shares poetry reflecting her life spent in
Memphis, Tennessee, Nairobi, Kenya and Madison, Wisconsin.
enchanting original and unique stories are most often from the
perspective of women, children and African Americans. She
is multicultural in perspective and encourages writing
in many languages. She is wildly creative which draws the best
of her audiences. This combination of a creative and scholastic
background makes her an exceptional poet and storyteller.
Her poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Black Books Bulletin,
The Wisconsin Academy Review, UMOJA magazine, Rosebud Magazine,
The Madison Times, and The Capital City Hues.
She is also a guest columnist for The Capital Times newspaper.
She has a published chapbook, In Our Own Tongues.
along with Areceli Esparanza, Rakina Muhammed, and Nydia
Rojas have founded The Hibiscus Collective; a writers
group for women.
Fabu is currently employed as a private consultant in
African American culture and works as a valuable resource to
wanting to connect with communities of color for artistic
and educational purposes. As of January 21st, 2008 she
is the third
Madison Poet Laureate and will serve until 2011.
Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Her website is http://artistfabu.com/.