Arthur Flowers is a novelist, essayist, and performance poet. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, he is the author of novels, Another Good Loving Blues and De Mojo Blues; a children’s book, Cleveland Lee’s Beale Street Band; a memoir/manifesto, Mojo Rising: Confessions of a 21st Century Conjureman; and a graphic nonfiction, I See The Promised Land. He is a founding member/director of New Renaissance Writers Guild, NYC, The Griot Shop, Memphis, and the Pan African Literary Forum. He has been Executive Director of the Harlem Writers Guild, and has been the recipient of NEA and NYSFA awards in fiction and nonfiction. His newest book is Brer Rabbit Retold.