Years: 2003, 2004
BiographyClaudette M. Webster is a native of Jamaica, West Indies, and an educator, community organizer and facilitator. She is a Cave Canem Fellow (2003, 2004) and a founding member of The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. Ms. Webster earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in 2014; her thesis manuscript For All A We I is based on her family history of immigration and assimilation. In 2016, Ms. Webster participated in The Home School Conference and was resident at Vermont Studio of the Arts. She lives in Minneapolis.
with the breaking
birdsong she is already on her way
to the church – a prayer in every step.
Inside she kneels
cloaked in stillness and ceremony
her mind and heart quietens.
There with her God
the one who really listen
she is embraced
and receives the gift of speaking in tongues
a yoked honor
she bares with majesty.