Nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work Poetry and Writers Digest Publishing Award, Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees is a cross-generational volume of poetry, featuring the work of fifty thought provoking and inspirational women writers, lyricists and spoken word artists from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Check the Rhyme features eighteen chapters, revealing poetry that is a representation of both emerging and established poets who write on a variety of themes including: beauty and self esteem, empowerment for youth, hip hop culture, history, love relationships, and more. The pages of Check the Rhyme are filled with insights, experiences and challenges of women who walk the warrior path, intending to shape the world with the passion that fuels their dreams.
Check the Rhyme is a lesson in remembering to breathe. These sister warrior writings will squeeze until you feel!
-Michelle Sewell, Editor, Growing Up Girl: An Anthology (GirlChild Press)
Check The Rhyme weaves the life experiences of womanhood through the power of words with a hip hop twist. Here is a page turner that has a hold on the heart.
-Tachelle Shamash Wilkes, Editor/Founder, Femmixx.com
This anthology presents not only a diverse view of the world, but a diversity of poetic forms. Rather than villanize hip hop, the anthology offers new perspectives and a space for socially conscious emcees.
-Editors, The Feminist Review