because you have spent enough time carving a wound as big as a star, and when it’s ready you flesh it out – its colors blindfolded, and you hold it in your hands and you sing a forgotten song for it until it is ripe & raw & ready to explode The first of a […]
I had the wonderful pleasure of talking to Africa in Dialogue‘s Gaamangwe Mogami, about The Poetry of the Human Body. In it, I inquire about the psychology of the human body, the origin stories we were never taught, the body’s resilience in the face of trauma, the perseverance of the immigrant, and much more. Here […]
My ancestors are made with water— blue on the sides, and green down the spine; when we travel, we lose brothers at sea and do not stop to grieve. Read the rest of NOMENCLATURES OF INVISIBILITY at Poets.org.
The hand that feeds us bleeds of things we do not know; we call it mother, it gives us names of things unsaid. Read the rest of CRACKLING BLUE at Visual Verse.
Remembering this: the sadness of a straight line, or lines that mean things against my body. What I draw in my abdomen, what I learn to be the thing that separates us. The love in a circumference, holding your face in my palms when I know it is the last time I will see you, […]
I recently had the pleasure of talking to the very talented Lisa Grove for Poetry LA. Among the different poems we talk about, we find ourselves a bit lost in the midst of In the Lion’s Den, a persona poem narrated in first person voice. This poem was inspired by the biblical story of Daniel […]
The Book of Exodus is a project that attempts to document and capture the migratory stories of the people of Ethiopia and Eritrea, by tracing their movement as a sense of cultural/spiritual/intellectual shifting.