Named “Love Poet” by the Hyde Park Herald upon the release of her CD of love poems, Ginger Mance is also the author of: An Ancient Fire Burns (GEM Publications, Inc., 1994), I Say a Prayer For You Black Men - 1st edition (Third World Press, 1995), Rebirth in Light: Poems for the First Family (GEM Publications, Inc., 2009), Up On a Midnight Sun: A Poodle’s Adoption Story (GEM World Press Foundation, Inc. 2019), and Nasturtium: A Flower for My Nieces (Gem World Press Foundation, Inc., 2020). Deeper Than Rivers-Poems of Love, a CD of love poems (GEM Publications, Inc., 2002), is read by the author and set to music by the late Kelan Phil Cohran, Theophilus Reed and others.
An attorney, abstract “Chakra” artist and poet, Ginger Mance has presented her works nationally and internationally, including presentations for the City of Chicago’s citywide celebration honoring Martin Luther King’s birthday as a national holiday (January 15, 1985), the Association for the Study of Ancient African Civilizations Conference in Cairo, Egypt (1987), the African Festival of the Arts, Chicago, Il., the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA., and the Agape International Spiritual-al Center, Culver City, LA. A member of two prominent former Black writer’s organizations: OBAC Writer’s Workshop and The International Black Writers’ Conference, Ginger Mance’s works have appeared in numerous publications including Cumbaya, a journal of OBAC Writer’s Workshop and Say That The River Turns: The Impact of Gwendolyn Brooks (Third World Press, 1991). Mance has presented her poetry on radio and television. The author resides in Chicago with her miniature poodle, Alalade.
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