WHERE WE STAND: Poems of Black Resilience readings continue! I’ll join the crew again, including Melanie Henderson, Truth Thomas, and more, on July 8, 2022 at Busboys & Poets, Columbia, Maryland, 6251 Mango Tree Road, Columbia, Maryland at 7pm.
WHERE WE STAND: Poems of Black Resilience – September 18, 2022 as part of a GET OUT & VOTE Event, Busboys & Poets, Columbia, Maryland, 6251 Mango Tree Road, Columbia, Maryland. Time TBD.
WHERE WE STAND: Poems of Black Resilience launched on April 10, 2022 at the American Poetry Museum in Northeast, Washington, D.C. Above are a few photographs from this beautiful event. L to R: Derrick Weston Brown reading, Poets J. Ross, Brandon Johnson, Kenny Carroll, Reuben Jackson, and Melanie Henderson, my poet-sister Melanie Henderson and me after the reading. I am so grateful for this poetry family.
I am delighted to record an interview/reading for Sojourn with Words, hosted by Sistah Joy Alford, the Poet Laureate of Prince Georges County, Maryland. We will record the interview on April 21, 2022 and I will post its broadcast times and a link to it here as soon as it is available.
Recently Recorded Readings
February, 2022 Gettysburg College, Martin Luther King Celebration
You can watch the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration sponsored by Gettysburg College, Harrisburg Area Community College and South Central Community Action Programs, SCCAP of Pennsylvania, HERE. Thanks to Nancy Whitman for inviting me to read from Raising King. The reading begins at the 25:50 mark. But there is great music all throughout. Don’t miss the Morgan State University Choir’s version of “Glory,” from the movie “Selma,” at the very end of the video.
May 15, 2021 The Gaithersburg Book Festival
I participated in an awesome discussion on poetry and social justice with Ethelbert Miller, Kim Roberts, and Tara Campbell. Watch the program here!
January 15, 2021 Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
Watch the Martin Luther King Day “Not Just Another Day Off” Reading here.
November 18, 2020 Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland
It was my honor to deliver the 2020 Robert l. Giron Global Humanities Lecture at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland. You can read the address here.
September 14, 2020, “Why We Can’t Wait” 2020 Lucille Clifton Reading
2020 Lucille Clifton Reading from Raising King – Howard Country Poetry & Literature Society.
March 29, 2017 Enoch Pratt Free library, Baltimore, Maryland
Poetry & Conversation Reading with Brian Gilmore. This was a wonderful reading with poet and friend, Brian Gilmore. I read from ACHE in this recording and he reads from his awesome collection of poems, We Didn’t Know Any Gangsters.