For over twenty years, she’s been lifting her voice on issues of Black culture, racism, American history, and gender through the medium of writing.
The Age of Phillis, Honorée’s latest poetry project, imagines the life and times of Phillis Wheatley Peters, the 18th-century woman who was the first African American to publish a book.
Honorée’s first novel project, The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois, is both a coming-of-age journey and a multi-generational saga. At the heart of the story is Ailey Pearl Garfield, a young Black woman from a family of multi-racial ancestors in rural Georgia.
Honorée is at work on her first (as yet untitled) nonfiction project, a collection of essays which charts personal, racial, and historical journeys. An essay from this project appears in KROnline.