Home Work A Collection of Poems Sparked by One White Woman’s Journey on the Matter of Race
"Home Work A Collection of Poems Sparked by One White Woman’s Journey on the Matter of Race" will bring readers into the heart of the author’s expedition into the study of racism and social justice electrified by Harriet Tubman’s heroic flight to freedom. Pub date March 10, 2021 - Harriet Tubman Day.
Sharing her journey on the matter of race with readers in “Heart Work A Heart-Centered Collection of Poems,” Melissa Whiteford St. Clair uses poetry as a mechanism to process reflections and responses to her study of racism and social justice in American history and today’s society. Pub date February 14, 2023 - Valentine's Day.
A portion of proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to The Harriet Tubman Monument, Beaufort, SC until monies are raised for installation.
“I said to the Lord, I’m going to hold steady on to you, and I know you will see me through.” -Harriet Tubman.
Willie Earle historical marker, Greenville, SC
"Melissa, I am so impressed by your quest to improve your understanding of race relations and then putting your thoughts and feelings into poetry. An example for all of us!" -Linda F.
"Melissa, thank you for inspiring so many of us through your actions and blessings." -Karen F.
"An excellent collection of poetry. I applaud your courage and honesty." -Melissa A.
"It's just a wonderful and insightful collection, Melissa. I enjoyed it so much, and I want to reread them for the second (and third) take." -Kira D.
"Highly recommend! Thought provoking."
"Your book was awesome and truly shed a powerful light on a dark social injustice." -Ellen F.
“Readers will gain a quick grasp of Black history.”
-Joan Henderson Hodous, author, painter and poet, It All Counts
Engaging poetry, personal musings, and thought-provoking prose on racial inequity
“The poet definitely speaks from the heart in this volume. Musings on her past, as well as respectfully addressing the matter of racial inequity. The poem “Library Voice” resonated for me. An excellent read overall!”