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SPARK » Kamika Cooper

Author: Kamika Cooper

Kamika Cooper enjoys weaving ideas, hopes, fears, and her most vivid dreams into works of greatly exaggerated fiction. Her poems and stories often find women and love as the focal point. She is an avid reader, and her favorite authors include the late Octavia E. Butler and Taylor Stevens. She is a Washington, D.C. native currently living with her wife in Baltimore County Maryland.

Kamika Cooper and Chandra Achberger

Kamika Cooper and Chandra Achberger

Chandra Achberger Inspiration piece “Will You Come?” By Kamika Cooper Response The journey to Restoration Valley had taken two and a half days. The weather had been perfect: clear skies, …

 

Kamika Cooper and Urmilla Khanna

Kamika Cooper and Urmilla Khanna

Kamika Cooper “my healer” digital photography/illustration response   Art and Science in Medicine By Urmilla Khanna Inspiration piece “Jonathan has an earache?” I said in a half-angry voice as I took an emergency …

 

Susan B and Kamika Cooper

Susan B and Kamika Cooper

Susan B “Dreaming” digital photography Response   You Did By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece thank you for all the things you taught me for all the smiles you brought me stopping to say hello even though didn’t …

 

Kamika Cooper and Susan B

Kamika Cooper and Susan B

Susan B “Portal” digital photography Inspiration piece   Rendezvous By Kamika Cooper Response i never understood how love could be forbidden as if what exists between you and me is anyone else’s business or concern as …

 

Kamika Cooper and MM Panas

Kamika Cooper and MM Panas

MM Panas “Take Back the Night” acrylic paint, charcoal, collage on paper 22” x 30″ Inspiration piece Keep the Night By Kamika Cooper Response cannot take back what was not mine to begin …

 

Darice Jones and Kamika Cooper

Darice Jones and Kamika Cooper

Kamika Cooper “earlybyrd” digital photography Inspiration piece   Morning Twilight By Darice Shatteen-Jones Response I woke up at dark thirty (as we call the deep night in some parts of our African diaspora) …

 

Kamika Cooper and Darice Jones

Kamika Cooper and Darice Jones

Kamika Cooper “currentsurfer” digital photography Response   This Time Around By Darice Shatteen-Jones Inspiration Piece I wanted to be the bird But I was the air Expanding everything that pulled me in Holding things up Without being …

 

Kamika Cooper and Cathy Stevens Pratt

Kamika Cooper and Cathy Stevens Pratt

Cathy Stevens Pratt Inspiration piece   Greed By Kamika Cooper Response she arose from waves powerful and mountainous a sight to behold she threw her head back hair cascading wildflowers seeds and sustenance we opened our mouths feasting …

 

Kimberly DeMucha Kalil
and Kamika Cooper

Kimberly DeMucha Kalil
and Kamika Cooper

“Rebirth” Kimberly DeMucha Kalil alcohol ink on 5×7 Yupo paper Response Harmless By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece sometimes little girls will place themselves in harm’s way chasing little boys sometimes little boys will engage in harmful …

 

Kamika Cooper and
Kimberly DeMucha Kalil

Kamika Cooper and
Kimberly DeMucha Kalil

“Genesis” Kimberly DeMucha Kalil alcohol ink on 9×12 Yupo paper Inspiration piece Creator By Kamika Cooper Response i am a childless mother of creations born from color and brush shades of myself have bent and curved …

 

Kamika Cooper and Victoria Nesson

Kamika Cooper and Victoria Nesson

Victoria Nesson “Green I” Inspiration piece Envie’s Ivy by Kamika Cooper Response Envie didn’t drive a sleek, black luxury car or live in a swanky community with manicured lawns. She didn’t …

 

Amy Moffitt and Kamika Cooper

Amy Moffitt and Kamika Cooper

“Hey Hey Baltimore” (Music) By Amy Moffitt Response http://getsparked.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Hey-Hey-Baltimore.mp3   Hello Baltimore By Kamika Cooper (Poetry and digital photography) Inspiration piece i’ve heard a lot of bad things about you heard you set them …

 

Kamika Cooper and Amy Moffitt

Kamika Cooper and Amy Moffitt

Whereever You Go There You Are by Amy Moffitt music and digital photography Inspiration piece http://getsparked.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Whereever-You-Go-There-You-Are.mp3   Here I Am by Kamika Cooper Response here i am but it’s time to go long before my …

 

Patty Gordon and Lizzie Parker

Patty Gordon and Lizzie Parker

Patty Gordon The Process Response Regret is a Process By Lizzie Parker Inspiration piece I started things I shouldn’t have. Things I thought I was supposed to do, even if or perhaps …

 

Lizzie Parker and Patty Gordon

Lizzie Parker and Patty Gordon

Patty Gordon Inspiration piece Not Enough P.C.R.W By Lizzie Parker Response I do not see a star-spangled banner of red white and blue only anger embarrassment and disappointment lashed by selfish greed …

 

Kamika Cooper and Brian MacDonald

Kamika Cooper and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Photography Inspiration piece Shaper by Kamika Cooper Response come on and shape me bend and me make me come alive use your hands to mold me i know you’ll blow me up …

 

Kirsten Weeks and Kamika Cooper

Kirsten Weeks and Kamika Cooper

Kirsten Weeks collage with graphite, acrylic, paper, water crayons, and paint film Response Contain Yourself By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece please contain yourself don’t spill your chaos in my space when you rearrange …

 

Kamika Cooper and Kirsten Weeks

Kamika Cooper and Kirsten Weeks

Kirsten Weeks acrylic and graphite on paper Inspiration piece Sunset Bound By Kamika Cooper Response released into the sunset we spun and danced and laughed wildly like children who just learned to run …

 

Darice Jones and Brigitte Nowers

Darice Jones and Brigitte Nowers

Brigitte Nowers Inspiration Piece Inkling By Darice Jones Response There were sparkly little insights she had now that she didn’t then At this point, they seemed to tether her spirit to …

 

Lauren Carney and Kamika Cooper

Lauren Carney and Kamika Cooper

Lauren Carney “Garden of One” ink, paint, pen, and pencil mixed media Response One Woman By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece I am one woman the one who won your love and captured your …

 

Kamika Cooper and Lauren Carney

Kamika Cooper and Lauren Carney

Lauren Carney “Dynamic” ink, paint, pen, and pencil mixed media Inspiration piece A Cure for the Best By Kamika Cooper Response Mark Carter died. People in town attended his funeral and brought …

 

Kamika Cooper and Robin R. Peace

Kamika Cooper and Robin R. Peace

Kamika Cooper “Becoming Literate” Digital Illustration Response #149 By Robin R. Peace Inspiration piece A few hours ago Something was nestled in my womb It started off small I never really noticed it at all But then …

 

Robin R. Peace and Kamika Cooper

Robin R. Peace and Kamika Cooper

Kamika Cooper “Soul Survivor” Digital Illustration Inspiration piece Sole Survivor By Robin R. Peace Response Is it a victory if you’re the only one of your species left? I was of a …

 

Marsha Staiger and Kamika Cooper

Marsha Staiger and Kamika Cooper

Kamika’s Words Marsha Staiger Acrylic Response   Bad Connection Kamika Cooper Inspiration Piece Those things you thought you knew just wouldn’t leave you alone clouded your vision so thoroughly you never found your way home you were …

 

Kamika Cooper and Marsha Staiger

Kamika Cooper and Marsha Staiger

Dragon Fly Marsha Staiger Acrylic Inspiration Piece   We Won’t Forget You Kamika Cooper Response There is history in these walls those who travelled through dense forest and across vast ocean, leaving their mark of the …