Rx #9: Workshops! This month I am take some time for my own care after a busy April, so I want to share a couple of workshops I led last month for the Queens Public Library. Somagraphy: Writing the Body Muditations: Tending to Our Poetic Gardens Enjoy and let me know what you think! I […]Read More KWhole Apoethecary Rescriptions — Rx #9
Hey everyone! I’m sorry I was quiet on here last month. Due to illness, work and some technical difficulties, I wasn’t able to do much posting. But I wanted to share for National Poetry Month the chapbook I made for the DIY chapbook challenge. For my, chapbook, Lucy’s Bone Scrolls: The AF Mystery School, I wrote […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Lucy’s Bone Scrolls Chapbook!
This is the last day of National Poetry Month and I wanted to share a couple of the poems I wrote for the NaPoWriMo challenge this month: Prosthetic Conscience We are the abominations: _ And like a bomb in nations We go off as we enter their spaces _ The sight of us Blowing off […]Read More Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: My Poetry 4
As a poet, I am always looking for new poets to love, and I came across South African poet, playwright, director, and producer Napo Masheane on Poetry Potion (their latest issue, On Being Human). Masheane’s poetry has a magical and mythical feel to them as she writes about black women and her own heritage. Her […]Read More Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: Napo Masheane
Starting this month until October, there will be several events celebrating poet, playwright, educator and activist Sekou Sundiata, all part of Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited, a New York City-wide retrospective. There have been a few events this month already, including one with Tracie Morris, and during next two weeks will be events at […]Read More Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: Sekou Sundiata
Many know Sun Ra for his cosmic, avant-garde music and costumes as well as a pioneer in afrofuturism, but there is not as much discussion of the poetry he wrote, which he often put together with his music. He did say, “Poems are music: some of the songs I write are based on my poems,” […]Read More Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: Sun Ra Poetry
This is national poetry writing month. Yay! So, here is one poet I would like to dedicate this month to: Tracie Morris! Last Friday, I went to Speaking the Blues: An Evening of Poetry at the Whitney Museum. The event featured Harryette Mullen, Cornelius Eady, Patrica Smith, Fred Moten and Tracie Morris and her band. […]Read More Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: Tracie Morris