Rx #2: Body Rituals I believe it’s important to develop a set of rituals to be more in tune with and responsive to your body. Your body is the first body that you have to engage with before you engage with any other body. So, I want to offer a list of rituals that I […]Read More KWhole Apoethecary Rescriptions — Rx #2
Image Credit: Chrysalis by Michael Kelly Williams Rx #1: Stopping my Fear of Pain 2020 was a year or letting go. I began the year sick physically and mentally. I probably had the virus and didn’t know it and I felt directionless. One of my low moments was collapsing on the floor because of leg […]Read More KWhole Apoethecary Rescriptions — Rx #1
Yesterday, I went to two online events that inspired the poem below. First, my friend Yasmine invited me to a Nichiren Buddhism conference and then I attended Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative’s black/water: The Digital Ceremony. As you know, sound, wordplay and etymology are part of my spiritual and poetic practice, so watching both, certain words […]Read More The M(N)STRY: “How Can You See in the Dark? Part II”
Hello Everyone! Sharing some news with you: 1 ) Holy Clown Syllabus Harlequin Creature, a small press on which I am a board member and editor, recently found out some of the problematic history of the Harlequin, akin to Blackface minstrelsy in the United States. After learning that, the founder of HC, Meghan Forbes, and […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Holy Clown Syllabus + Ark|Teks’ “Coding Your Cosmos” Workshop + New Patreon!
I am pleased to announced that one of my projects for this year, Jam Journal, will launch in a couple of weeks! Jam Journal is a literary platform for innovative and experimental writing and text-based art under the umbrella of my Southeast Queens based project, J. Expressions. The first issue will feature work from a […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Jam Journal + Magic Zigns & Vision Binders
Hello everyone! I want to share some of the exciting work I have been doing this year and work that will be coming soon! First, I am currently leading an online workshop series called Ark|Teks, which looks at experimental poetics. The previous workshops have been “Finding the Self in Font,” “Reconstruction: A Speculative Revisioning of America,” […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Ark|Teks, New Chapbook & Other News
Happy New Year everyone! With a new year comes new possibilities! I am moving forward with an idea I had last year for a poetry collection called Baby Suggs and a Purple Butterfly. Originally it was supposed to be a smaller, online poetry collection, but I have decided to expand it into a full-length anthology. […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Happy New Year + Submissions Call for Poetry Anthology
New look! New purpose! Going forward, Futuristically Ancient will be my official Author/Artist website! Most of what I post will be centered around my own personal work, sharing upcoming events, manuscripts I am writing, drafts and early versions of my writing, and community and art projects. I am building the world of Futuristically Ancient. Below […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Redesigning Futuristically Ancient
Hey everyone! I know I haven’t been on my blog for a while (I have been busy working on a few community projects in Queens and doing some needed self-care for the summer, too), but I wanted to share some good news! My poem, “Celestial Mary (Galilean Daughter),” was published this month in Apex Magazine! […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Apex Magazine!!!
I am happy to announce that I will be moderating a panel Black Speculative Arts Movements conference on April 22nd at the Bronx Museum of Arts. The panel is the first in the Astro-Caribbean series. According to the founders of BSAM, “Black Speculative Arts Movement, aka BsaM, is an annual Afrofuturism, black comics, and arts […]Read More Moving on the Wires: BSAM in the Bronx