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Cover art by Kumiko Buller

Published May, 2018

Paperback  |  $12.95

6 x 9 inches  |  77 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0979008047

 


 

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Elvina D. W. Schullere was born in Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain, the capital of Trinidad, where she attended private schools. In 1948, she moved to New York City with her family. She attended Wadleigh High School in Harlem, the first all-girls' public high school in New York, earning a place in the honor society Arista and success as a student artist.

After earning degrees from Seton College in Yonkers and Donsbach University in California, Schullere worked as a medical assistant at Mountainview Medical Associates and as a property auditor at Columbia University.

Schullere has also pursued a medical avocation. In New York, she studied with Albert Rhodes and sang with the New York Symphony Chorus, conducted by J. Labovitz. She joined the Thomas Music Study Club of the National Association of Negro Musicians and performed at MOMA, Alice Tully Hall, and Symphony Space. At Rutgers Presbyterian Church, she performed in operatic productions produced by Wellington Jones. She now performs with the Canterbury Choir at the Church of St Barnabas in Irvington, New York, directed by Donald Butts.

Schullere has three children: Franz, Darius Antony, and Karen Alison. She lives in Yonkers, New York.

From The Last Hurrah

Show off your snow-white gown!

Let me wed the winter to the spring.

Your snow-white train pedestaled by the bare brown

Trees and green pine trees. . . .