POET ~ PERFORMER ~ HOST ~ AUTHOR
Libra is a Poet, Author, Performer and Co-Host of one of the longest running, and spiritually uplifting Open Mic events, "SpokenWordSoul" in Cincinnati, Ohio. Known as "Lady J" in the poet community, she has performed in cover bands and stage plays; acted on the small screen in a variety of local television series and movies and fronted her namesake band, Shades of J for several years. She now steps on her next life's stage as author, "Libra. " Shades of J is also the umbrella under which "Lady J" performs as a Poet and now, as Libra the Author... but her mama named her Janine Nash!
Welcome to the Many Shades of J!
NEWS & EVENTS
REVIEWS OF THE TROUBLE WITH SOCKS!
The reviews are in! "The Trouble With Socks" is making its way into people's mailboxes and hearts! i so appreciate the support of so many! books available on Amazon!
May all of your socks be trouble-free!
THE TROUBLE WITH SOCKS BOOK LAUNCH
The Trouble With Socks was released to Amazon on May 2, 2020!
The book launch event for "The Trouble With Socks" is yet to be determined. Waiting to see what "Rona" is going to do.
The Trouble With Socks is a book of poetry, in which relationships are metaphorically related to socks that are mysteriously separated between the wash and the dry cycles. Delving into how life experiences dictated her relationship choices, The Trouble With Socks begins with the innocence and nuance of love and slowly spirals into self-doubt, verbal and physical abuse, then rallies back to introspection and healing. The poems are voiced mostly in free-verse (for creative freedom) and each chapter is prefaced with short, biographical narratives. The poems begin with diary-like introductions, giving the date created, the emotions evoked as inspiration and the names of whodunit! Not really whodunit, but you are invited into the darkest crevices of her relationship closet.
SPOKENWORDSOUL - OPEN MIC POETRY EVENTS
SpokenWordSoul is an Open Mic event, held bi-monthly on the second Saturday.
Everything is subject to change due to the current state of our world, but please stay tuned for the latest information on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/spokenwordsoul/.
Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear:
Times Free Press - Hunter Museum's Vision and Verse: https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/chattanooganow/art/story/2018/jan/03/visiand-verse-features-lady-j-hunter-museum/460415/
Shades of J Interview after Cincy CultureSplash: https://youtu.be/Afy9ZhtB3ps
SpokenWordSoul Interview: https://youtu.be/AO4J7BE1A_w
Shades of J on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Shades-J/dp/B002TQDNZM
Shades of J on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6XojLYJXDsIPPtI4egbbni
Interview on GHP Radio: https://archive.org/details/GHPRadioLadyJ
Spotlight on Jazz and Poetry Liner Notes: https://spotlightonjazzpoetry.blogspot.com/2007/11/janine-nash-lady-j.html
Chicwise Blog: https://chicwise.blogspot.com/2011/09/