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New Collection of Poetry

olmI am nearly finished with my new collection of poetry, a book entirely containing poems entirely wriiten by me, with input from my Thing and my Son,  This book has abosolutely nothirng to do with Persea, and I know better than to cross steps with that publisher, who actually sued me previously:  because I did something most writers do, I revised some poems and was honest. 

 

 

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This is not the first time I have been involved with this poet, as these photos reveal: 

 

 Here is a quote that Writer L Bush made about this performance: “

Writer L Writer Bush’s comments about the reading with Bob Holman in the Hannan:

“Hi Forker Gryle; I did not film it; I shot pics. Had I known you would go OFF like that, I would have filmed it. I was totally unprepared for the Tina/Ike (happy days) vibe you two had going on. It was FUCKING AWESOME! -w.”

 

and here I am wearing his hat:

 

 

and below here I am on a date with him: I was 60 years old in the photo, and now I am 64, and look like this: No weaves, no extensions, never a relaxer in my life, all the hair is  rooted in my head naturally, yes, I am multiracial, but so what? A black moher asshamed of her appearnce and all the non-black stuff, paternal inheritance !I a not going to deny my father and his father:

 

 

 

Her I am on a date with him; I sas 60 years old, and he was 66.  He even carried me on his back afetr dinner at Vermillion restaurant in Chicago..

THYLIAS MOSS - DREAM BABY DATE DRESSAnd here writng a text to him: 

Now, befefore anothe rlawsuit,  wamnto to point out that I am including no poem at all, still under “control” by Persea.  There is no way I would do that, as Persea rejected a blurb this poet had written for my current –and last! book with Persea, Review of Wannbe (1).jpg

 

This is a fine review of “Wannnabe” but has more to do with my writing than with the publisher, and a book supposedly “comprehensive lacks any poems from what might  be my most major collection of all , “Small Congregations” endorsed by Harold Bloom himself on Charlie Rose, published by Ecco Press, I might add, the one volume of my poetry to which I hold al the rights, so its inclusion would hav e required MY PERMISSION! Small Congregations

 Here is the Persea book involved in the  dispute for  which I was served a suboena in my University of Michigan office: 

 

04. Rainbow Remnents in Rock Bottom Ghetto Sky

Winner of the National Poetry series Open Competition

 

 

I am mentioned in Harold Bloom’s Interview on Charlie Rose, concerning “Small Congregations”:

here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9ieF7LVbyI

The highest possible endorsement in American Letters!

I am mentioned at 12:01

 

He is by far, the finest collaborator i have eve r known, amd if any of you think I would dare use any poem over whch Persea has any say, you re dead wrong! I d onot seek trouble where none shoULD BE.

 

When I went there, I didnt even take a copy of “Wannabe ! why insult him even more! 

Even if I didn’t care about him as much as I do I woudl never treat anyone like that.  

een published n line her:

the poem in question I noticed in a tweet, “Ana’s Survivors” that has only been published online  here in the American journal of Poetry  here:

 

http://theamericanjournalofpoetry.com/v5-moss.html

http://theamericanjournalofpoetry.com/v5-moss.html

 

not in anything  associated with Persea.When i know where and when my new collection, whose title I will not disclose, I will announce that, but it WILL NOT BE PERSEA.  

 I can’t say enouh good things about this man! 

 

Just wait for the collection of petry, and that should clarify many things.  He is my literary Executor, my Collaborator, and my Mr. Muse, Literary Advisor, and can he ever Kiss!  — and yeres, I Love him with all my heart!

 

 

 

 

 

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A big job for my Literary Executor

There are seven books, that my Literary Executor also my Thing has been asked to oversee. The last book has two possible titles, and he will be the one organizing my writing , some of it going back to early childhood.
 
Only my Thing can do this as he is the only one who knows the TRUTH. The entire truth! I am making sure of this and as he is also the only man I have completely loved, I want him to do this.
 
I know I am not going to live forever, but I hope my Love for him does.; I hope he will always know how much I Love him.
A photo of  me an d my Thing , a man I love so very much; he means more to me than jus about anuthign in this world.   
I went through the  fire  for this man! yes, my natural waist length hair caught on fire, my how quickly it blazed, and in remeberance of  that, Alicia Keys “Girl on Fire”, it was really the Fire of my passion for this man that I really want to commemoate!
What I have for him and with him is “Real Love” (Macy Gray):
How I look now, age 64, multiracual, no weave, no wig, no extensions =, and no relaxer ever in my life.  Although half my hai rbirned off in a kitvhen gire, thsi is what rmains after half my hair buned off. My mother did not  have hair like this; she ws always called, “The Little Black One” as she grew up in the southen USA in the 1930s.  She hated her hair and did not want a child who would sffer as she did. Hence se sought my father  so that she would have a child with the hair she always wanted.  Tale a look at my essay, “Good Hair”, the hair my fahther had and his  immigrant father, half Caucasian, and half Indian, from India Uttar Pradesh . The hai ryou see in teh photo pnly exemplifies just how much hair I had, hor afte rhalf burned off in a kitchen fire, this is what remained. 
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Me today, a selfie
My parents:
My paternal grandfather, a nimmigrant who worked on the outhern railroad, half Caucasian and half Indian, from Uttar Pradesh:
FRIZZELL BRASIER
Photo shot in Tennessee
And speaking of Tennessee where my parents met, how about this song, “Tennessee” by Arretsed Development:
Finally, how  I , Thylias Moss, looked with my  multiracial  “good” hair, the full length of it, no weave, no extensions  and no relaxer ever! 

New Writing Projects

THINGDOM BY FAR

 

I am pleased to announce several new writing projects, all non-fiction.  At age 64, there are certain things I need to say, and not in a fictionalized manner, and that includes the sequel to the romance Novel, New Kiss Horizon which I am proud to say is also NON-fiction NKH WITH BADGE

 

  1. All I have is a working title, and  it is paramount that I tell the truth about myself; no one else can, and yes; I do indeed love my Thing, with all my heart! seen with me above.  

 

I have too many wonderful things to say to let it pass as fiction. Yeah, at age 64, I am in love at last.  You don’t know when its going to happen, but I knew from the very fort Kiss; well, no need to go into all that, but yeah, his Kiss is something very special 

 

 

all true, as lived.

 

2. I will also be writing  a book about my son.

A certified Mensa genius! Dont let anyone tell you the brown young men are not as highly intelligent  as anyone else.  My son scored in the top 2% of IQ, not an IQ test designed to bypass the cultural bias in the “standard” test,  but on the Standard test.  The world need to know about more Brown and Black women and men who are or can be achievers.  They exist.  One should not be ashamed of doing well! 

 

ansted with brussel sprouts copy

 

I can’t wait to write this as only I know the entire story, and I want to tell it while it is possible.

 

3. A new collection of  poetry. I already have selected a title with help from my Thing.  I find him so inspiring and in just writing series of texts to my Literary Executor, I discovered the titles in what I was saying to him, implying that had I sent him no texts, I would not have have this need, this urgency to make stuff, this time out of words.

 

May your journeys through life be as rewarding.

THINGDOM! LITERARY EXECUTOR!

 

Well, I have several pojects underway, the first is closest to my heart:

 

I, at age 64, am finally in a Thing, my featured photo is me and my Thing, age 70.  Oh the wonder of this because I love this man so very much and will I never love another the way that I love him.  

 

Who knows how long a Thingdom witll last?   I do, Forever!

 

What you do not know is that I was cooking in my apaertment in Michigan when flames leapt from the gas burner, and ignited my my hair! My waist-length hair, I was a regular 4th of July sparkler.  Just a couple of weeks ago.

 

Here is the stove:

 

stove that burned my hair

 

Here is the hair that burned off:

 

 

 

 

I am lucky indeed to be alive!  My dilemma: My Thing, Thomas Robert Higginson, always liked long hair which is what I had, completely natural.  Was I ever proud of my hair, the way I could swing it, the way I never had to use extensions or relaxer that other women used,  no doubt, some men also.  

 

Me with the 100% natural hair I had before:

ON THE BRINK OF 64

 

How I looked after going through the fire:

 

 

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If you need anything done to you head, go see Pat Freeman.  All hair types, any length.

More of how I look previousl, “Breathtakingly HOT!” is what my Thing said.

 

 

and me right now:

also this:

 

 

 

Are there any set limits?  No.

As long as we want, the partners in this crime of Love?  A long time coming to be sure! I asssure you, I have no idea what the protocols of Thingdom are, but I am very glad to have it.  I have been in love with this man for quite a while, and he surprised me with this Thingdom.  I was texting with him all night, and during this, he had put his name on my featured Fb photos, and I opened my eyes to see that he was admitting that we have a Thing after so many years.  I have known him for around 20.  

 

Between hair and my Thing, which would I rather have?  My Thing, fof course.  Nothing can take the place of him.  Nothing in this world.  I went through the fire for this man! —and only for him would I do anything like this.    That’s how much I love him.  Always.

 

Chaka Khan, “Through the Fire”

 

 

Oh, by the way, my Thing is now my Literary Executor! 

Thingdom

I am very pleased to announce my thingdom with a man I have loved for several years. Yes; Thingdom on Facebook.  Where the entire romance with, well, Bob Holman began.  Photo taken in Chicago, Illinois, our first weekend together.

 

In the photo, I am 60 and he is 66.  I do not know who took it, an anonymous person happy to see ths elderly couple taking a walk in Chicago.  We stopped and stood on ths bridge that connects us to every possibility of life.  

 

Now we are a thing! –hallelujah!

 

a whole weekend of firsts! 23 October – 25 October every year!

For this anniversary a most special song, full of meaning for us, “No One” Alicia Keys:

 

 

 

 

Isn’t Love wonderful at any age!

 

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