© 2018, Constance Sherese Collier-Mercado.

Atlanta * The Bronx * Chicago

Published Work:

Haiku for Georgia - The Auburn Avenue - Spring/Summer, 2019.

Medicine/Spell/Cipher of Sisters, for 1619 - Black Women's Cipher (Honorée Fanonne Jeffers)- March, 2019.

Bodies and Beasts and Bodies - Kweli Journal - November, 2018.

Kale Greens - Kweli Journal- November, 2018.

Carolina Gold Mississippi Blue (2) - The Auburn Avenue - Autumn/Winter, 2018.

Hatch (Charcoal + Watercolor Painting) - The Auburn Avenue - Autumn/Winter, 2018.

Duo (Mixed Media Painting) - The Auburn Avenue  - Autumn/Winter, 2018.

bad sign - Linden Avenue Literary Journal - December, 2017.

Mocha Yogurt w/ PR - Linden Avenue Literary Journal - December, 2017.

Rootwork - FIYAH Literary Magazine, Issue #4, Roots - October, 2017.

Black Sun/Black Son: An AfroFutures Syllabus - A Solar Eclipse & Black August Twitter Chat - August, 2017.

Hoo-Doula/Voo-Doula: An AfroFutures Syllabus - Auburn Avenue Research Library - November, 2016.

Internal - Georgia State University, Conflict Resolution Magazine - Fall 2014.

Performance Art:

The CultSTATUS Poets: A Spoken Word Homage to The Last Poets - Atlanta Black Theatre Festival - October, 2016.

Chelsea's Dream: Embracing Yellow, A Grief Play in Four Acts (Excerpted) - Atlanta Black Theatre Festival - October, 2015.

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Women in SNCC (Staged Readings) - GSU Performing & Visual Arts Council - March, 2011.

Dr. Faustus: Occult Remix (Reader/Invoker) - Baruch Performing Arts Center - March, 2006.

Fellowships, Retreats, Workshops:

Octavia Butler Fellow in Fiction - Jack Jones Literary Arts Retreat - October, 2019.

Sing That Like Dovesong - Winter Tangerine, Online Workshop - May, 2019.

Writing with Fear - Apogee Journal, Online Workshop - April, 2019.

The Singing Bullet, Inaugural Scholarship Winner - I. S. Jones, Online Workshop - April, 2019.

Feathered We Remember - Winter Tangerine, Online Workshop - March, 2019.

Hurston/Wright Foundation Writer’s Week - Fiction Writing Retreat, Howard University - August, 2018.

Live to Write - Raina J. León, PhD / The Speakeasy Project, Online Workshop - August, 2018.

VQR Writer’s Conference - Poetry Writing Retreat, University of Virginia - August, 2018.

Agent to Your Truth - Raina J. León, PhD / The Speakeasy Project, Online Workshop - April, 2018.

The Home School - Interdisciplinary Poetry Conference, Pitzer College - January, 2017.

Ephemera:

Guest Speaker, Live to Write - Raina J. León, PhD / The Speakeasy Project, Online Workshop - June 2019.

Hoo-Doula/Voo-Doula: An AfroFutures Book Club (Monthly) - The Movement Lab Atlanta - March, 2019.

Poetry Reader (Ongoing) - Linden Avenue Literary Journal - February, 2018.

Art Instructor - ChopArt, Homeless Youth Outreach Program - March, 2016.

Speaker Manager - AJC Decatur Book Festival - September, 2015-2017.

Arts Blogger - Rabbits In My Mind, WordPress Site - March, 2011.

Founder, The CultSTATUS Arts Haven - Cultural Arts Organization - February, 2011.