I Closed Out Season 2 of the Nerdacity Podcast

This podcast is hosted by Dr. DuEwa Frazier—a writer,  author, educator, and TEDx speaker—who discusses culture, books, film, news, and more in her episodes. I’m featured in her current episode, where I talk about the writing life and my latest poetry collection, Crooked Smiling Light (Plan B Press, 2021). Listen by clicking below.

I missed my book anniversary by two months!

In the midst of all the craziness with the election and pandemic, I forgot the 4-year anniversary of my second book, POINT BLANK, which was in October. So while putting in those 10,000 hours of practice, I created a little something for the occasion. I included quotes and blurbs from folks who were generous enough […]

DRIFT Audiobook

It’s coming. The audiobook version of my first collection of poems, DRIFT, is a project I’m producing in partnership with Kind Lion Production (my bestfriend, the poet Derrick Weston Brown!). Thanks to Willow Books, an imprint of Aquarius Press, for permission to move forward with this. Derrick and I recorded 75 percent of the book. […]

Rejoicing in the Church of Poetry

I’m coming off a high after graduation last month. I finished the Stonecoast M.F.A. Low-Residency Program at the University of Southern Maine, a two-year journey I started for time to write and complete another manuscript to shop around. It allowed me to expand my network, see Maine (a place I otherwise would not have visited), […]

Forum Discusses Hip Hop’s Rites of Passage

n.   pl. rites of passage A ritual or ceremony signifying an event in a person’s life indicative of a transition from one stage to another. Much like its predecessors, hip hop has its own rites of passage that varies little among local scenes throughout the country. Gabe Benn (emcee “Asheru”) was 21 when he went through […]