May 23, 2017

"You Are Not
My Mother"

"You Are Not My Mother" appears in Connoisseurs of Suffering: Poetry for the Journey to Meaning, edited by Jason Dias and Louis Hoffman as part of University Professors Press' Poetry, Healing, and Growth Book Series. In the series, the healing and growth-facilitating nature of poetry is explored in depth through books of poetry and scholarship, as well as through practical guides on how to use poetry in the service of healing and growth.
"Where Have You Been?"
"Where Have You Been?" about the January 21, 2017 Women's March on Washington, appears in Black Lives Have Always Mattered.

A collection of essays, poems, and personal narratives, Black Lives Have Always Mattered was edited by Abiodun Oyewole, poet, teacher, and founding member of the American music and spoken-word group the Last Poets, and published by 2Leaf Press.

An imprint of Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS), a New York-based nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy, 2Leaf Press challenges the status quo by publishing alternative fiction, non-fiction, poetry and bilingual works by activists, academics, poets and authors.

Food ♦ Family ♦ Friends
Now available: my fourth poetry collection, Food ♦ Family ♦ Friends.

What food you eat, whether your family nurtures or abuses you, and how friends fit into your life determine whether you live in despair or delight, cringing or cavorting through your days. The poems in Food ♦ Family ♦ Friends capture the marvelous and the malignant of all three.

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