Words & Verses

Photo Credit: Unknown
Bowie State University's marching band, Symphony of Soul

Symphony of Soul

the funk is percussive              that Loud smell it

through the phone                        stain teeth brown

Photo Credit: Candace Wiley
Grandma Janie's mason jars. They cover three walls in the smoke house.

Answers for the Hard Questions

‘Cause he knew ninety-five would be his last year / ‘Cause ghosts live in his backyard

Photo Credit: Anna K. Stone
The Watering Hole 2014 Winter Retreat
Nikky Finney, Monifa Lemons...

Breaking Ground as Poets of Color

In December, a white woman entered our poet-of-color space. The year before too... Nothing is neutral and ahistorical. 

Current Book Project

Many thanks to the Tulsa Artist Fellowship for providing the space to work on this project and the platform to present the idea. 

Sincerest gratitude to Fine Arts Work Center for giving me the time and space to discover and blueprint this project.


  • Lighthouse Works Center Fellow, Session 33, 2018
  • Vermont Studio Center Fellow, Sept. 2018
  • Fine Arts Work Center Fellow, 2017-2018
  • Callaloo Fellow, Providence 2013
  • Fulbright Fellowship to Colombia, 2012-2013
  • James Dickey Fellowship, 2009-2012