I am extremely honored to be selected as the winner of the 2018 Locked Horn Press Poetry Chapbook Prize for my collection her. Many thanks to the lovely Locked Horn Press editors and many props to all the other wonderful poets who submitted work and whose writing I can’t wait to check out.
For The Root, I write my annual piece on books to look forward to being published in 2018 by writers of the global African diaspora. Feel free to email/tweet me any amazing book titles I did not uncover. Happy reading!
Khadijah Queen’s Yes I’m So Fine: A History of Famous Men and What I Had On is timely and necessary. For Anomaly, I wrote “Dispatches From Rape Culture,” about Queen’s book, poetic theory, and rape culture.
Lovely to interview the talented Derrick Barnes about his wonderful new children’s book Crown: Ode to the Fresh Cut for The Root. Read more here.
For The Root, I write my annual year-end round up of 16 wonderful books published by black authors in 2017. Others great ones I would have loved to include are Bunk, by Kevin Young, The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin, Ordinary Beast by Nicole Sealey, I’m So Fine, A List of Famous Men & What I Had On by Khadijah Queen, & Lower Ed by Tracey Clayton…but don’t worry, I’m showing some love for those books elsewhere soon soon.
I have two new poems up at Tupelo Quarterly plus the really amazing poet Stacey Waite and I about poetry here too.
I am honored to have a poem in the latest issue of Salamander Literary Journal. Go here to read.
Many thanks to the amazing Kristy Bowen, publisher of dancing girl press.