The Evening News

The Evening News-Essays And Commentaries From NPR And Other Clouds

Forty wide-ranging essays and commentaries broadcast on NPR’s The Tavis Smiley Show, News and Notes, Tell Me More and other broadcast and print media. Includes updates on what made the news after a piece aired, and the challenging and sometimes poignant response from listeners and readers.  [read more…]


Uncertain Rituals

short stories

An audio collection of five short stories written and read by S. Pearl. Each story has incidental music and opens with a poem by other authors. Directed by Iona Morris.  [read more…]

Poets Pay Rent, Too, in association with Rise, 2013   CD and Digital


Higher Ground

poetry w/jazz

S. Pearl’s second poetry w/jazz CD, 14 new cuts backed by a superb acoustic jazz ensemble.  [read more…]

Poets Pay Rent, Too, 2008 CD and Digital

Listen: – In Your Ear


Black Women for Beginners


From Glenn Thompson’s popular For Beginners series of documentary comic books, this title chronicles Black women from antiquity to the present with wit and sass. Illustrated by Beverly Hawkins Hall.
Writers and Readers, 1993; re-issued, For Beginners, LLC, 2007/ Red Wheel Weiser.  [read more…]


There’s A Brown Girl In The Ring


by Beah Richards, with S. Pearl Sharp non-fiction
A collection of personal essays by director and Academy Award nominated actress Beah Richards, adapted to the stage as a concert reading.
Poets Pay Rent, Too, 2001

“Good humored . . .and sharp witted wisdom.”
— Dallas Morning News


On The Sharp Side

poetry w/jazz

S. Pearl performs her poetry with musicians Buddy Collette, Munyungo Jackson, Roberto Miguel Miranda, Louis Van Taylor and vocalist Dwight Trible.
Poets Pay Rent, Too, 1993; 2009 CD and digital

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Typing In The Dark poetry


Sharp’s fourth collection of poetry merges the poems with the work of five photographers.
Harlem River Press, 1991 / Out Of Print  [read more…]

The Sistuhs



A two-act play with music. Set in the 1970’s it expresses the delights and dilemmas of Black Women.
Poets Pay Rent, Too  [read more…]


Dearly Beloved


A one-act play, from S. Pearl’s short story collection, Uncertain Rituals


Soft Song


Sharp’s third collection of poetry marries word and image, featuring full color reproductions of fine art by nine artists.
Poets Pay Rent Too, 1978; 2nd edition, Harlem River Press, 1991 / Out Of Print
“An absolute pleasure to read.”
–Scoop News