Christina Springer is a text artist who uses poetry, dance, theatre, film and other visual expressions. She has also taught creative writing at CityLit College and The University Of East London. VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts) and Cave Canem helped shape the multiple voices she advances with text. Poems have appeared in: "Gathering Ground: A Cave Canem Reader," "Saints Of Hysteria," "The Complete Idiots Guide To Slam Poetry CD," Red Headed Stepchild, The Comstock Review, Torch Literary Journal, The Drunken Boat, Femspec, Janus Head, and Callaloo. She was the Featured Artist at the Pittsburgh Tea. Currently, she is home educating her son.
"As a mother/artist, I plan to continue to create inviting, playful environments for artistic play. In Mumbai--using the resources at hand, poetry, text, music, dance, visuals, text, tea--I will be present in the most primal, private and intimate aspect of my identity--mother.
I will lullaby angels and ancestors to walk by your side. My diaphragm will push out a deep rumbling laugh and you will feel: the sun firing your feet; the ocean cleansing you; the cellular praise song of the gravity holding your soul. I will give you a blessing even if it is the last one in my pocket. I will love, nurture and care for you. I will teach you to do this for yourself. And you will leave. I look forward to weeping and laughing."