Poet-performer and teaching artist Thandiwe Shiphrah transforms rhythm into words at Jubilation Foundation's Teaching Artist Retreat. In one segment Lizzie Juda dances in response to Thandiwe's poetry. Thandiwe Shiphrah is a multidisciplinary artist and community activist whose work examines the connection between creativity, art making, and personal/community life enrichment. Her website is: musewisdom.com Thandiwe is the author of Don't Make No Sense: A Creative Response to Your Life's True Calling and Leftover Light: Poems. She has also co-produced two music and spoken word CDs, The Secret Marvelous Instead and Biting the Peony, both in collaboration with her husband, composer/musician Daniel Arite (The Bosch Institute). Her poetry has been published in anthologies, journals and national magazines, on public radio and internet podcasts, on public transit, and in a city-sponsored parking meter project. Thandiwe is a proud recipient of a Jubilation Foundation Fellowship in recognition of her rhythmic approach to introducing young people to the joys of reading and writing poetry. From lively poetry to soulful prose, Thandiwe expands your mind and encourages your heart. She offers tools for learning to enjoy life more deeply, richly, and fully. Thandiwe offers creative magic for us all.
Thandiwe is based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her website is: musewisdom.com
Visit Thandiwe on Jubilation Foundation's website: jubilationfoundation.org/thandiwe