Grace C. Ocasio - Poet and Performer

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Mark Fortenberry

Grace C. Ocasio is a performer/poet, the author of the poetry books Hollerin from This Shack and The Speed of Our Lives.  She is at home reading in colleges and poetry slam venues alike.  She lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband, Edwin, and her daughter, Chloe.  Grace especially enjoys reading at venues where she can serve the local community.  Currently, she teaches as an adjunct professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Her reviews have appeared on the online website, The Review Review.





The Speed of Our Lives

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Grace Ocasio's poems embrace their subjects with a photographic clarity and a chic sense of style.  Whether she is mining "the unmistakable depth" of Garbo's face, or musing in wonder at Angela Davis' hair, "more lavish/ than a Carmen Miranda headpiece," she taps into the iconic power of her images in order to draw strength from them and offer it to us.  These bracing poems celebrate everything from nature to history, to the family, to the famous — and in each, she discovers the music and meaning that lets them bloom in all their strangeness and surprise. 

--Elaine Equi

Elaine Equi is author of Ripple Effect: New and Selected Poems andClick and Clone.


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