Who’s Who

People always asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was too frightened to tell them, “writer.” For all the reasons you might imagine and a few more.

So I went to work for newspapers … I collected degrees. All the while I wrote–and published–and writhed with discomfort whenever someone asked me what I was. Until, that is, I became the Goddess of Gumbo.

The Goddess of Gumbo began as the title of my poetry collection–now it’s a nom de plume, the fictive “I”/eye, of Kendra Hamilton, M.F.A., Ph.D.

What’s the blog about?

Well, you could call it an exploration of global soul: soul as in the music that was the soundtrack of my childhood; soul as in the food that came from land we cultivated and that nourished our bodies and kept our families strong; soul as in the spirit that binds all life, the spirit of giving and loving to the fullest in a fallen and suffering world.

There’s a lot cooking going on in this kitchen.

Come, set a spell, rest yo’self–and read awhile.

Welcome to the kitchen~

Welcome to the kitchen!

 

 

1 comment for “Who’s Who

  1. May 21, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Love it!!!!

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