Anansi and the Sky God

In Spring 2014, Carnival Arts explored the folktales, music, dance, and visual art of the Ashanti people of Ghana. The Ashanti made up a significant portion of the people who were abducted in the black Atlantic slave trade, so there is a strong Ashanti presence in the cultures of the Americas. We were blessed to [...]

Mia Leonin

The author of two books of poetry Braid (Anhinga Press) and Unraveling the Bed (Anhinga Press), Mia Leonin has been awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poetry has been published in New Letters, Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, Chelsea and Witness. Excerpts of her memoir, Havana and Other Missing Fathers (Arizona University Press, 2009) [...]

DD Eisenberg

DD Eisenberg: A lifelong child advocate and accomplished journalist, DD Eisenberg was one of the first woman sportswriters in the country, covering local, college and international sports for the Philadelphia Bulletin in the 1970s and 1980s. Eisenberg has served as an anchor for an all sports cable station in Philadelphia and as a feature reporter [...]