It was an honor to serve as the featured poet for the 2020 Lucille Clifton Reading, sponsored by the Howard County Poetry & Literature Society. Here is a link to the entire reading which includes a welcome from Susan Thornton Hobby, introduction by poet E. Ethelbert Miller, and then the reading. Thanks to poet and friend, Alan King for capturing this reading. 2020 Lucille Clifton Reading featuring Joseph Ross reading from Raising King.
Thanks to Susan Hobby of the Howard County Poetry & Literature Society for writing a blog post about my Willie Louis poems. Louis testified in Mississippi in 1955 against the men who killed Emmett Till. Here’s the post!
My poem “For Zella Ziona” appears in the anthology WHAT SAVES US: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the age of Trump, edited by Martin Espada, 2019, from Curbstone Books, Northwestern University Press.
Click HERE to listen in on my “Poet and the Poem” reading and interview from the Library of Congress with Grace Cavalieri. This was recorded October 6, 2016. Thanks to Grace Cavalieri and Mike Turpin. I read ten poems and Grace and I talk for about thirty minutes.
In this episode of Howard County Poetry & Literature Society’s “The Writing Life,” my friend, poet E. Ethelbert Miller interviews me at Howard Community College.
“Nelson Mandela Speaks to Trayvon Martin” Filmed by
Kirsten Leenars, 2015 D.C. Arts Center, #thisistomorrow.
“If Mamie Till Was The Mother of God” Read by Katy Richey
for #BlackPoetsSpeakOut #BlackLivesMatter
“When Your Word Is a Match” and “Eighteen Years” read by
E. Ethelbert Miller on WPFW, 89.3 FM Washington, D.C.
“On The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington, D.C.” Filmed
by Orlando Pinder & Stevi Calandra.
On Fritz Eichenberg’s ‘Pieta’ published by and recorded for Anomalous Press.
Disciples published in Sojourners, March 2011.