Sheri J. Booker

Sheri J. Booker is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, photographer, and teacher. She is the author of the poetry book, One Woman, One Hustle (Book Her 2003) and book I am the Poem (Book 2011). She is currently writing a memoir, Nine Years Under (Gotham 2013), based on her nine-year experience in the funeral business. She has traveled the U.S. reciting and performing her poetry. In 2007, she lived in rural South Africa where she helped to teach journalism skills to African women and worked as an editorial assistant for an international literary magazine. Sheri has written for Urbanite, Channel, The Amazwi Villager and a. magazine Most recently, Sheri has developed, Color Me Talk, a podcast for women of color to discuss relationships and healthy living. She also writes a blog for Color Me Talk. Sheri has an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from Goucher College. She received her B.A. in political science from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore where she currently lives.