Writing and Teaching: The Bloody Summer of 2016

This has been a brutal summer. For sure, there have been some personal moments of tenderness and beauty. But taking a larger view, the summer of 2016 has been bloody. On June 12th, we woke to the horror of the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. A gunman killed 49 people and injuredContinue reading “Writing and Teaching: The Bloody Summer of 2016”

Ethelbert Miller & I Talk Poetry, Jazz, Race, & America

Check out this great conversation here from “On The Margin” August 4th at 9:00am, where my friend, poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller, and I talk about ACHE, my upcoming book of poems,¬†on WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington, D.C. We had a beautiful conversation about poetry, John Coltrane, jazz, Nelson Mandela, Jean-Michel Basquiat, HenryContinue reading “Ethelbert Miller & I Talk Poetry, Jazz, Race, & America”