Creative Chronology

2015
The Evening News – Essays And Commentaries From NPR And Other Clouds > non-fiction

2014
That’s Cold Blooded – A Tribute To Bobby Zeno   >  KPFK-FM Pacifica Radio-Los Angeles

2013
Uncertain Rituals  >   short stories CD

“Sojourner Goes To The Movies”  >  for Sojourner Truth, KPFK-FM Pacifica Radio Network

Life Is A Saxophone 28th Anniversary Edition  >   documentary film, DVD release

2010
Stunningly Beautiful Black Girl  >   Biographical performance essay, commissioned by the Richard Allen Center for Cultural the Arts, NYC

Evolve   >  Dance suite by Pat Taylor’s Jazz Antiqua Dance & Music Ensemble set to the essay, “Pieces.”  

Channeled >   Premiere of solo dance set to the poem “Channeled”

 2009   
Back Inside Herself -2009 Re-Mix  >  video re-mix

2008  
Higher Ground   >   poetry w/jazz CD

 Typing In The Dark   >  poetry performance with dancer 2008-2013

2007
Black Women For Beginners  >   re-issued (4th printing), For Beginners LLC

Little Rock 9   >  
Radio drama broadcast live, for Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days

“A Conversation with Ruby Dee”   > Some Of Us Are Brave  KPFK-FM, Pacifica Radio L.A.

 2006 
The 2006-07 Poet Laureate of Los Angeles’ Watts Towers Arts Center, City of Los Angeles  

Some Of Us Are Brave  >  Shared hosting of a woman centered weekly radio program, 2006-2007   SOUAB Collective, KPFK-FM, Pacifica Radio, L.A.

 2005
NPR’s News and Notes and Michele Martin’s Tell Me More    Contributing commentator and essayist, 2005-2009

 Fertile Ground: Stories From The Watts Towers Arts Center   > documentary for City of Los Angeles, CH 35 

2004
The Healing Passage/Voices From The Water   > feature documentary

2003
NPR’s The Tavis Smiley Show   >  Contributing commentator, 2003-05

Spirits Of The Ancestors    >  video, Watts Towers Arts Center, City of Los Angeles

2002
There’s A Brown Girl In The Ring  by Beah Richards, with S. Pearl Sharp   > stage

 Included in the print anthologies & journals, 2000 – 2016 (partial list):
Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising…Los Angeles, Revolutionary Poets Brigade-Los Angeles, Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery and the Legacy of Margaret Garner,  The Bamboo Muse: art.prose.poetry by Alonzo Davis, The Black Body,   Let Loose On The World: Celebrating Amiri Baraka at 75,  Voices From Leimert Park.,  Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number: Black Women Explore Midlife, Beyond The Frontier: African-American Poetry for the 21st Century,  tenderheaded: Comb-Bending Hair Stories,  Voices Along the River, Black Masks,  The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature, 8th,  9th  and 10th editions; Poetry: An Introduction, 5th, ,6th and 7th editions.     

 1997
* from Saundra P. to S. Pearl  *

 1996
Central Avenue Live!   > documentary, City of  Los Angeles, CH 35 

 Dearly Beloved   >  one-act, premiere

It’s O.K. To Peek – GYN Self-Exam   >  video

1994
LA to L.A. (Louisiana to Los Angeles)   >  documentary, City of Los Angeles CH 35

1993
Black Women For Beginners   >  non-fiction, Writers & Readers

On The Sharp Side   > poetry w/jazz CD  

LA to L.A.  > documentary,  City of Los Angeles, CH 35

 1991 
Typing In The Dark  >    4th poetry collection, Harlem River Press     

Soft Song    > re-issued, Harlem River Press    

Mixed Media Poems   >  performance of poetry with musicians, dancer and the work of visual artists, 1991-1996

Senior Editor, Juneteenth Audio Books/Time-Warner, 1991-94.

1990 
The Sistuhs  >  stage script published

1989
Published the Black History Film List: 150 Films and Where To Find Them   

1988
Picking Tribes  >  semi-animated short film  

1987
Black Film Review Magazine  >  Assoc. Editor, Writer, 1987 – 1991. 

1985
Life Is A Saxophone  > documentary on poet Kamau Daáood  

1984
Back Inside Herself   > short poetry film       

1980 – 1983
A Sharp Show   >  film production company formed

History of Blacks in Film Exhibition Catalog   >  Co-writer, Co-Editor with Dr. Henry Sampson, City of Los Angeles

Media Matters   >  newsletter of the Black Anti-Defamation Coalition; 1981-84

Lead-In   >  video interviews for BET

Published the 1980 Directory of Black Film/TV Technicians, West Coast   (industry resource publication)

Black Anti-Defamation Coalition formed

Hollow Image   >  (starring in) TV movie premieres on ABC-TV

1978
Soft Song   >  3rd poetry collection   

Publish Blood Lines by Robert Earl Price    > short stories & poetry  

1977

Minstrel Man    >  (starring in)  TV movie premieres on CBS-TV

1975
The Sistuhs   >  stage premiere, Los Angeles and Oakland, CA  

Poets Pay Rent, Too is formed

1966-1972 
In The Midst of Change   2nd poetry collection   

Togetherness Productions, literary arts company, formed

Included in the print anthologies & journals, 1970s, 80s, 90s (partial list):
Drumming Between Us,  Spirit & Flame, I Hear A Symphony: African-Americans Celebrate Love,  A Rock Against The Wind,  Skin Deep: Women Writing on Color, Culture and Identity,  We Who Believe In Freedom: Sweet Honey In The Rock,       Erotique Noir,  Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers and Daughters,   Say That The River Turns: The Impact of Gwendolyn Brooks, The Magic of Black Poetry, We Speak As Liberators, Los Angeles Times , Black Film Review,   Essence, HealthQuest, Crisis, Black Masks, Black Creation,  Encore.