What a lineup last night at the American Poetry Museum! Reuben Jackson, Quique Aviles, Yao Glover, Brandon D. Johnson, Naomi Ayala, and Samuel Miranda. Everyone did the damn thing! Congrats, again, Sami! Shouts to Jose R. Ballesteros, who published WE IS! If you missed the event or aren’t familiar with Sami’s work, no worries. Yo boy, WAWK Radio, was in the house. Check […]
Now that the news is public, I want to shout a huge thank you to The Little Patuxent Review for selecting me to be this year’s recipient of the 2018 Michael J. Clark Award! LPR gives out the Michael J. Clark award annually for one piece published in the previous year. The editors selected my […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Oct. 18, 2016, Silver Birch Press took a chance with me and published my latest poetry collection, POINT BLANK. A lot happened since then. For starters, I got a review in the Washington City Paper. My book made a Winter Reading list and was promoted at 25 readings/book signings. I even got blessed by a […]
I’m still swooning from the review in Issue 3 of Auburn Avenue. Especially from this: Read the full review.
Two days ago, some good friends and I did a D.C. launch for the anthology, Two-Countries: U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents, at The Potter’s House in D.C. Here’s the recap from that wonderful evening: D.C. Launch of Two-Countries Anthology
Ahead of the Oct. 24th D.C. launch of Two-Countries anthology, we have this intro video of the editor (Tina Schumann) explaining the process of taking this project from idea to publication. I’m grateful for Tina not only including me in this anthology (alongside other contributors like Li-Young Lee and Ocean Vuong to name a few), but for also […]
Last night, Jan Bowman and Derrick Weston Brown’s reading at the Columbia Art Center turned into a lesson on empathy. Read the story.
I wanted to do something different for #NationalPoetryMonth. Instead of cranking out a poem a day for NaPoWriMo (short for National Poetry Writing Month), I wanted to make a video announcing my new manuscript. While this video is targeted at publishers, if you’re not one but enjoyed the video, please share it through your networks. […]