A native of east Texas, Hermine Pinson is a poet, fiction writer, and professor at The College of William and Mary. In addition to the cd, Changing the Changes, she is the author of two poetry collections, Ashe and Mama Yetta and Other Poems, both available through Wings Press or Amazon.com.
Hermine Pinson has collaborated on this cd with Pultizer-Prize-winning poet, Yusef Komunyakaa and intermedia poet and memoirist, Estella Conwill Majozo. Music provided by Tomas Doncker and Third Life Band as well as "Danjamowf" on vocals for "changing the change," along with Hermine. The people and places who came together for this event run the gamut from Texas to Louisiana to Virgina toKentucky to California to Brooklyn, New York. We are poets, musicians, dj's, dreamers, sojourners. We hope this cd reflects our vision. We hope you get something out and put something back in it. Sing and say along with us. Come ride! Selah!
This project is only new in its attempt to note a particular sound, sense, and sirit which in some ways corresponds with our times. From Yusef Komunyakaa’s “changing the change” to the final word/snog, “yearn/yarn” ours is a journey, a pilgrimage, if you will, to reconnect inner space to outer space, universe to universe.