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IthacaLit   Literary Magazine: Lit with Art © 2011

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First Credit IthacaLit. ISSN: 2372-4404

Spring 2019

antoinette BRIM 

featured POET

Antoinette BRIM is a Cave Canem Foundation fellow, a recipient of the Walker Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a Pushcart Prize nominee.


Her poetry, memoir, and critical work has appeared in various journals and magazines as well as anthologies, including Villanelles, Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander, Critical Insights: Alice Walker, 44 on 44: Forty-Four African American Writers on the 44th President of the United States, Not A Muse, Just Like A Girl: A Manifesta, and The Whiskey of Our Discontent: an anthology of essays commemorating Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks.


A printmaker and collage artist, Brim recently exhibited both poetry and monoprints in Jazz: An exhibition of Poetry, Prints, and Photography at the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery in New Haven, CT, and Sheroes, in partnership with the Alliance of Women Veterans at the Grove in New Haven, CT.  She serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of Indolent Arts Foundation based in New York City, is a Board Member of OneWorld Progressive Institute, is a past President of the Board of Directors of the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT.


Additionally, Brim has hosted a series of Black History Month television programs for the OneWorld Progressive Institute and is a former guest host of Patrick Oliver’s Literary Nation Talk Radio (KABF 88.3, Little Rock) for which she interviewed a variety of entertainers, literary figures, political pundits and community developers.  A sought-after speaker, editor, educator, and consultant, Brim is an Associate Professor of English at Capital Community College. 

Antoinette Brim is Secretary of Indolent Books, a small poetry press founded in 2015 and operating in Brooklyn, N.Y. Indolent was founded as a home for poets of a certain age who have not published a first collection. But the mission of the press is broader than that: Ultimately, Indolent publishes books the editors care about. 

Join Antoinette for a summer weekend at The Writers’ Retreat at God’s Whisper Farm, Radiant, VA on June 21- 23, 2019. Further details linked here.

Antoinette Brim writes like Etta James sings. Her second collection, Icarus in Love, is compelling testimony to that fact. It is the testimony of a woman who knows the turbulence of blues—a courageous black woman, and highly skilled poet, overcoming the storms of living. 

Truth Thomas, founder of Cherry Castle Publishing