Poet C. Etta Powers is a native Washingtonian. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication with concentrations in journalism and public relations, and a master’s degree in communication with concentrations in political and intercultural communication from Trinity Washington University. She is a published author. Her book titled, “C. Etta Powers Book of Poems,” published by Rose Dog Books, covers many real-life situations in today’s world. A no pretense poet, she covers hot-button topics in a down-to-earth way that’s sure to leave you thinking about love, and socio-political dynamics and events in a different way.
Powers has been performing upfront, down-to-earth poems in media and public spaces for years upon request. She has performed at the Rayburn House Office Building, U.S. Capitol; The Washington Times Building; The District Heights Municipal Center; Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, DC; The Shaw Library in Washington, D.C.; The Davis Dance Center in Washington, D.C.; Zed’s Café’ in Silver Spring, MD; Busboys & Poets throughout Washington, D.C., at various parks in Washington, D.C., and at churches and schools. She has also performed on The Ask Rayceen Show and on the now defunct Bev Smith Syndicated Radio Talk Show (WOL Radio 1450 AM).
She has written and performed poems for special programs such as: HIV/AIDS Awareness, Domestic Violence Awareness, Women’s Day; Black History, International Women’s Day, People of Distinction Humanitarian Awards For Unsung Heroes (where she was also presented an award for her creative and analytical writings by CBS Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host Al Cole.); Ban The Book Week; Mother & Daughter Teas. The Annual Six Months Moratorium to Stop The Killings! Cookout Amateur Boxing Match; The Historic Ex-Prisoners Family Benefit Honoring Ex-prisoners, and more.
Powers has performed for various organizations upon request: D. C. Places of Worship in association with The D.C. Department of Health, Saving Our Sisters in association with Sisters 4 Sisters, Artists Collaboration Troupe, Women’s Federation For World Peace – USA, Al Cole Enterprises and Cease Fire…Don’t Smoke The Brothers & Sisters, Inc. in association with Universal Madness.