The Black Ladies Brunch Collective

The Black Ladies Brunch Collective is a group of Black women poets dedicated to creating spaces of joy and celebration as an act of resistance.



The Black Ladies Brunch Collective (BLBC) was founded in 2014 in Washington D.C. We came together over brunch, and have built a community grounded in love, laughter and good food.  A group of black women poets,  it is our aim lift up, promote and inspire the voices of black women – who have been, as a population historically marginalized and silenced. We honor the artistic work of black women, and encourage and foster collaboration between us.

We released our first anthology, Not Without Our Laughter: Poems of Humor, Sexuality and Joy in April 2016, on Mason Jar Press. Our work has been featured at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Split This Rock and the Baltimore Book Festival.  The BLBC has taken our words across the pond - and gone on tour in Ireland. 

Collective members include: Saida Agostini, Anya Creightney, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Celeste Doaks, Tafisha Edwards, and  Katy Richey