Christina Springer is a text artist who uses poetry, dance, theatre, film and other visual expressions. As an Outreach Artist for the Historic Royal Palaces, she delivered four projects with youth: 'Rapping On Walls, ' 'Black Birds & Bars, ' 'Bling & Beheadings' at the Tower Of London and 'Dragon Drap D'Or' at Hampton Court Palace from 2006 until 2007. She has also taught creative writing at CityLit College and The University Of East London. Recent dance-theatre scripts include: 'Living Ancestry' and 'Kikombe Cha Umoja: A Kwanzaa Myth' produced by Umoja African Arts Company and 'The Splooge Factory' produced by Composer's Collaborative. Poems have appeared in: 'Gathering Ground: A Cave Canem Reader, ' 'Saints Of Hysteria, ' 'The Complete Idiots Guide To Slam Poetry CD, ' The Drunken Boat, Torch Literary Journal, Janus Head, Femspec, and Callaloo. As a performance poet and the five year slam champion of Pittsburgh, she coached the Pittsburgh Poetry Slam Team to the semi-finals at the National Poetry Slam. In 1997, she developed a collaborative project between Winchester-Thurston and CAPA High School. This project resulted in sending the first public/private school youth poetry slam team to the National Youth Poetry Slam after an intense year of workshops, presentations and coaching.
through Kings Cross. no stops. feint
smoke odours. eerie empty horror
twilight. twelve people look up,
for Sherrice Iverson
Maybe you smiled. Ballanchine bright eyed. Twirled
around the hotel room to clapping hands. A ragged