Currently I am participating in a workshop with poet and activist Joey De Jesus, Unsettling the Wor(l)d from The Liminal Lab. I wanted to share the poems I crafted from their prompts, especially since I wrote them during this stressful week. I hope you are feeling a bit lighter today! Image Credit: dejesus2020.com Neon Arts […]Read More The M(N)STRY: Poems from Unsettling the Wor(l)d
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
After the transition of Chadwick Boseman, my thoughts returned to Black Panther and previous research I did into the meaning of the name Wakanda. If you know anything about my writing process, etymology plays a big part of the work I do. Going back to that research (I came up with several theories including the […]Read More THE M(N)STRY: THOUGHTS ON THE MEANING OF WAKANDA
During the past two Sundays, I participated in Black Quantum Futurism’s Time Camp 004 and it was a deeply rich experience that I will continue to reflect on going into the future. In the meantime, here are four poems that I wrote during some of the workshops: (Above image credit: Space-Time Collapse I – BQF Collective) […]Read More The M(N)STRY: Time Camp Poems
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
Today is All Saints Day, the morning after Halloween. I woke up inspired to write some poetry and below are drafts of the poems that resulted. I will eventually turn this into a chapbook, A File Ka for purchase. (Feature art by James C. Lewis) Orishanal NGLS In vent the wor d I’m bent […]Read More The M(N)STRY: “A File Ka” Online Chapbook
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!!!
Happy Black History Month, or Black Futures Month, depending on who you ask! 2018 is off to a great start for Futuristically Ancient! See the news below: *The Afrikan Poetry Theatre is hosting Past, Present and Futurism at the Museum of the Moving Image on February 24th from 2pm-6pm. The day includes film screenings, such […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Museum of Moving Image + Brown Girl Begins + More!