KINGDOMS IN THE WILD

BEGAN AS A SIMPLE VISION FOR A PLATFORM FOR THE CREATIVE WORKS OF N.L. SHOMPOLE. OVER THE YEARS IT HAS UNDERGONE VARIOUS METAMORPHOSIS, ENCOMPASSING A WIDE ARRAY OF PUBLISHED BOOKS,  POETRY, EXHIBITED ART & PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECTS . THE SPACE CONTINUES TO GROW AND CHANGE IN REFLECTION OF ITS CREATOR. 


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017 | Lace Bone Beast
2015 | Spectre Specter Blue Ravine

2014 | Heaven Water Blood
2014 | Anatomy of Surrender
2013 | Cassiopeia at Midnight

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

2016 | Two Cities Review
2016 | Vagabond City Literary Journal
2016 | Media Diversified WOC

2015 | The Rising Phoenix Press
2015 | Letters of Love Anthology
2015 | Words Dance Publishing
2015 | Brouhaha Magazine
2015 | The Writers Caravan
2015 | Maps for Teeth
2015 | Invitation Annual
2014 | Kinfolks Quarterly Vol 1
2013 | Studio Africa

 

EXHIBITIONS

2016 | Trap x Art Minna Gallery / San Francisco [Group]
2015 | Berkeley Art Center HERE!
Artist Annual Exhibition  /  Berkeley [Group]
2014 | Joyce Gordon Gallery  / Oakland [Group]
2014 | Life is Living Festival / Oakland [Group]
2014 | Home Away From Home / Oakland  [Group]
2013 | Bereka Cafe / San Francisco  [Solo]

AWARDS / HONORS

2014 | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Creative Grant | Migration & the East African Diaspora


 

Shompole was born in Kenya. She is a multi-platform artist whose written and photographic works have been featured in various print and online publications including Words dance PublicationMaps for TeethInvitation Annual and Kinfolks Quarterly. In 2014 she was the recipient of a creative grant from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the resulting works were shown in various galleries and festivals across the San Francisco Bay Area including the Home Away from Home Festival and the Joyce Gordon Gallery.  She is also the author of a number of three poetry collections and  a chapbook Cassiopeia at Midnight and the yearlong poetry project Anatomy of Surrender. Her latest collection Spectre Specter Blue Ravine, Phantoms as Euphemisms for Disaster was released November 2015 to spectacular reviews.