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Stacy Dyson

Stacy Dyson is a black female poet who explores, illustrates, and illuminates the history, self-image, philosophy, life and times of the Black woman. “All those stories, all those songs, all those lifetimes. Someone has to sing for my sisters. I’m fortunate enough to be able to do that in my life.” Ms. Dyson has done one-woman shows in Oklahoma, Massachusetts, California and all over Colorado. She has published six chapbooks Black Diamonds, Obsidian Ice, Blues in the First Position, Woman 724365, Nefertiti’s Kiss, Por Innocencio and written a full-length manuscript In the Language of Sapphires. She has released three CDs The Madonna of Nevada Avenue, Por Innocencio, and A Woman Beside the Sun. An acapella vocalist, her song styles range from gospel to country to ballads to jazz. “My bio says everybody from Bonnie Raitt to Aretha Franklin. I try to sing songs that with the aim of the poetry and the feeling I get from the crowd. A playwright as well, her work For Every Sister Who Played with Fire and Got Burned was performed at the University of Northern Colorado. Her play Fannie’s Girls: A 4-1-1 in 5-Part Attitude won the Colorado Women’s Playwriting Festival. She was the Artist-in-Residence for the state of Colorado for six years and was featured on the Educational Performances Program list (both out of the Colorado Council of the Arts) for four. She is former coach of the Colorado Springs Thin Air Slam Poetry team and former director of the San Avelino Youth G

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