I have a new prose poem called “Driving While Black” as part of Issue 3 of K’in Literary Journal. Please check it out and then take a read at all the diverse authors and poets that comprise this amazing issue.
It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you…but I’m now back on the blogging horse, ready to ride again.
Though I’ve been silent on here, I’ve been showcasing my voice all over the place. I’ll slowly catch everyone up on my latest publications and new projects in the next few weeks on this blog.
First up – I want to announce my new-ish micro-chapbook of six poems called “How to Feel the Funk” published by the Origami Poems Project. So get down, get into the groove, and go get your electronic copy of this micro-chap here.
Zingara Poetry Review is celebrating National Poetry Month this April by publishing a poem every day of the month. My poem “Seventeen” was published on 4/2/18 as part of this. I appreciate the chance to contribute to this feature!
Remember it's humor – of course, I would NEVER look menacingly at a coworker...
I am happy to announce that I’m one of 110 up-and-coming poets who have been included in this anthology of Minnesota’s Best Emerging Poets compiled by Z Publishing. Maybe one day I’ll stop being emerging and finally become established. That's the goal, at least.
Triggerfish is an online literary journal dedicated to the “why” of poetry, seeking to understand and illuminate this process, to say that it is possible to make qualitative judgments and distinctions about the substance of poetry.
I’m excited to announce that Issue 19 of Triggerfish includes two of my poems (with audio!) – “Tell Them a Story” and “I Am Hip Hop.” You can check these poems out at the links below. I appreciate the chance to contribute to Triggerfish! It is wonderful to be included amongst the talented writers and artists in this issue.
Big thanks to the folks at Subprimal Poetry Art for including my poem “Havoc” (with sound!) in their Winter 2017 issue. I appreciate the chance to contribute and see my work amongst an array of talented writers.
SPANK the CARP is an online literary journal that publishes unique, thought-provoking fiction and poetry that isn't obscure or pretentious. Big thanks to editor Ken S. for publishing my prose poem “Karaoke Night” in SPANK the CARP’s 34th issue. I appreciate the chance to contribute!
The Voices Project is a non-judgmental venue for women, and also men, to express their personal stories and observations through poetry to promote social change. They are dedicated to helping others feel empowered through self-expression. Recently, they published my poem “Nothing” on their website. Big thanks to the editors at The Voices Project for allowing me to contribute.
Big thanks to the folks at the Bacopa Literary Review for including three of my poems in their 2017 issue, including “This Is Not a Protest Poem,” which won Honorable Mention in their annual contest. I appreciate the chance to contribute!
Here's the Amazon.com link to Bacopa Literary Review 2017 if you are interested in checking it out.
This is a different kind of publication credit for me, but one that I am certainly proud of.
Recently, through my day job, I had a chance to write an article for Roads & Bridges magazine. It’s about using AVL technology to track roadside mowing operations, and much of it is based on a research paper that I helped develop for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. I appreciate the chance to contribute to the magazine and enjoyed flexing my non-literary writing muscles to publicize the innovative approach to mowing that MnDOT is taking.
Inscape is the Pasadena City College student literary magazine. PCC Students edit the literary magazine, market the magazine, design the magazine, and put it into print.
I am happy to announce that my prose poem “Everyone Has Motives” has been included in Inscape Online Volume 1 Issue 2 as part of “The 100.” “The 100” is a special feature of work inspired by the first 100 days of the current president’s administration.
I appreciate the chance to contribute to Inscape and to be able to voice my thoughts on the recent political climate.
Based in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Portage is an online literary journal run and edited by undergraduate students of Carroll University. Portage publishes literary writing, art, music, film, and cultural commentary from the upper Midwest.
I’m excited to announce that the 2017 edition of Portage includes three of my poems – “The Mistake Poem”, “Living is the New Dying”, and “Obvious Dangers.” You can check these poems out at the link below. I appreciate the chance to contribute to Portage! It is wonderful to be included amongst the talented writers and artists in this year's edition.
I’m a firm believer of incremental improvement towards bigger goals. That said, the only ways I know to improve as a writer are by writing…and reading the work of others.
So I’ve been spending some time digesting the “Best of the Net 2016” as presented by Sundress Publications. Why not read and possibly learn from some of the best writing in the past year? My intentions are twofold…I want to read some great writing, but I also have a stretch goal of trying to make the Best of the Net list for 2017. Studying these works might give me the insight to make that goal reality.
There is some amazing work that may inspire you…and also is simply enjoyable to read! Check it out…
The poem is called "Freedom Isn't Free and Neither Are We." Big thanks to Roderick Bates for including it. Check it out and then read through all the inspiring work in the "Such an Ugly Time" collection...there are so many insightful works about resistance and the need for change in America during the first 100 days of the new presidency.