Nazelah Jamison began writing poetry at eight years old, and has been performing poetry at open mics and poetry slams in the Bay Area and nationally since 1998. She has coached and/or performed on 13 poetry slam teams representing Bay Area cities at the National Poetry Slam Competion. Nazelah co–produced the Oakland Poetry Slam and Open Mic for eight years, and regularly guest–hosts at the Berkeley Poetry Slam. Besides writing and performing poetry, Nazelah is also a recorded vocalist, theater actor, musician, aspiring comedian, auntie, superfriend, and gives the best hugs ever. This is Nazelah Jamison's first official book of published poetry. Previous unofficial, self–published chapbooks include How to Be a Woman in Love (2000), Got Myself Together (2001), Love and Other Startling Revelations (2002), and notes from a facebook life (2013).
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Poetry. California Interest. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. EVOLUTIONARY HEART is one journey of love, from self– to partner–love, dissolution, and back to self, the home to which we all ultimately return.