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 […]