New Works

Interview with Sonia Sanchez: Truth to Power

    Click link to read full interview on EBONY.com http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/sonia-sanchez-speaks-truth-to-power-999#axzz303gQy0U3 Sonia Sanchez Speaks Truth to Power, Poetically [INTERVIEW] The legendary poetic icon speaks on the Black Arts Movement and the ancestor voices of African-American letters By Penny Dickerson Related Tags amiri baraka sonia sanchez black arts movement Sonia Sanchez, great voice of the Black […]

Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr. “A 45 year Legacy”

It was a tremendous blessing to contribute my creative energy in the form of a poem to Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Sr.’s 45th Anniversary Celebration. Comforting was my friend Vincent Brown’s comment that he has never known me to write a poem that rhymes. That would be correct, but I knew I had to appeal to […]

“Spiritual Opioid Dreams” as featured in Solstice Literary Magazine Fall/Winter 2015

  Solstice Lit Mag is published three times a year and is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to promote diversity of all types in literature and photography. Penny Dickerson is a writer of place, risk, and experimental inspiration. Her current creative direction merges poetics with the nonfiction genre, and she is currently penning […]

Black Girl on the Bluffs!

There are two things you need to know when visiting Martha’s Vineyard: 1.) Where to go. 2.) Where NOT to go. I’ve been on “The Vineyard” –  as the locals call it – for five days strong as a writer participating in a lively retreat at the Noepe Literary Arts Center on Main Street. Wait, that’s something […]

Mosaic Literary Magazine: Thomas Sayers Ellis Interview

TSE Interview

Philadelphia Stories: Penny’s Poem is Anthologized

Magazine Celebrates 10 Years of Publishing Philadelphia- Area Authors and Artists Philadelphia Stories celebrates its tenth anniversary with a live auction, art exhibit, and book release  The skinny little cool poem below was selected to appear in the 10th Anniversary Anthology. It was published in the FIRST 2004 literary issue. Am I humbled? Yes. Am […]

The Provocative 32 Hygiene-Stroke

I like doing it in the morning. It has emerged as a sensual ritual since the deciduous death of my sexy, thirty-two, adult soldiers. Most stand upright and salute when I smile like victors of a daily battle with debris.  I am sole leader of a decay-prevention platoon who boldly confronts caffeine stains; random, organic […]