Why Women Cry Sana Shabazz will read her poetry at the next program in the Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance Series.  The event will be held at Baby Grand Books at 7 West Street in Warwick at 4:00 p.m. on January 3.  Following the feature, others are welcome to read original work.  Admission is free.

Shabazz is a writer whose work delves into the “spirit of daily living.”  Her book Why Women Cry: A Compilation of Stories, Poems & Positive Responses for the Cleansing of the Eyes & the Soul appeared in 2006 and she is now in the process of writing her next book Why Men Cry: A Compilation of Stories Along With Poems, & Manly Responses for the Venting of the Heart & The Soul. She is working as well on her first children’s book and a book of stories and strategies for the Altzheimer’s caregiver.

Her spiritual and psychological focus is evident in her professional life as well as her writing.  She serves as a chaplain at the Beacon Correctional Facility and as Chairperson of the Board of Masjid Al Ikhlas in Newburgh.  In addition she co-founded P.O.P. Enterprises — a company that aims to assist and enable women to enrich their lives through education and through spiritual, physical and intellectual edification.   While pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, she is also a Job Coach for the Martin Luther King Cultural Center, the proud mother of two and grandmother of one.

The next reading, on February 7, will feature Alison Koffler and Dayl Koffler-Wise in a reading hosted by Robert Milby.

For further information, contact: William Seaton/ Poetry on the Loose, Inc. at (845) 294-8085 or seaton@frontiernet.net