KELLY ANN SWARTZ
is a multifaceted emerging artist from Buffalo, New York.
She will graduate in May with
a major in African American
studies, a minor in studio art, and a creative writing certificate.
Her chosen medium is oil painting, yet she enjoys all forms of
creativity including writing fiction and poetry, drawing, and dance. Her professional goals are to become an art therapist
and she hopes
to also be commissioned
to complete a
public art project.
if you listen
night can never fully hush it seems
one constant chord a background roar ethiopia hums just some can hear.
moon almost full again time of the month reggae sunday, gemini evening
brown hands feeling
ten thousand tight curls, or more –please don’t touch the art
i pull you on like sweatpants
grey ones, daddy's favorite
waistband loose from waistlines wining ting
island boy with backwood skin last life we met in kingston
& souls are not created
so i’d like to know where you got the notion1
to steal those sunglasses and wear them better than me
slide two fingers in pull out
like that night you went to smoke and came back with a poem
proven immortal, transcendent
the list goes on
1 "Rock The Boat" – The Hues Corporation, 1973