I wanted to share a magical moment that happened this morning. Merry Christmas all and Happy Holidays!
This year, POINT BLANK turned 2, which is geriatric in book years. (I wrote about that in this post.) Despite that, it was reviewed eight times and selected as a Book of the Month. Not bad for a book the industry would consider is over the hill. Check out my Year in Review to see […]
So on Wednesday, I jumped into a Lyft while the driver rushed me to WPFW. Thanks to an invitation from Mazi Mutafa (executive director and founder of Words Beat & Life), I shared some poems with Bennie Heron during WPFW’s fund drive. Here’s the first clip from the Live @ 5 reading. Here’s the second clip […]
Tashi Ko started the #BlackJoy movement. And, as with everything else, I’m late as hell. But #BlackJoy comes when it wants to, and in unexpected ways. It came to me today, watching a 2-and-half-year-old doing her. Tos thought Jaz’s hair appointment was a week earlier than it actually is, but #BlackJoy is Jaz enjoying her […]
My latest book, Point Blank, is 2-plus years old. If it was a person, it’d just be learning the words to express its frustration. It’d be in a high chair, throwing a tantrum. It’d be flinging food on the walls. It’d be laughing as it’s distressed parents, overwhelmed with sleeplessness, throw up their hands and […]
Big thanks to The Little Patuxent Review for inviting me to submit this guest blog post as part of their Concerning Craft series. When the impulse hits and the words come, I keep myself open for how the poem wants to guide me. (My poems usually come to me as a series of images from […]