November 4, 2017

One week ago, Dr. Tanya Manning-Yarde and I presented our poetry at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City on Saturday, October 28, 2017. We were joined by dozens of family members and friends to celebrate the release of our books in September 2017. Tanya published...

June 30, 2017

I have always known that being a poet will not make me rich, but I promised myself that whatever money I might make from publishing my poetry would go to charity. I have been blessed with a wonderful family, set of friends and network of people that helped me build  a...

April 4, 2017

After spending a year and a half revising and writing poems for the final manuscript of Thirty Dollars and a Bowl of Soup, I felt drained after its publication in January 2017. I'd want to write poems over the last few months, but couldn't think of compelling topics or...

February 11, 2017

I confess--my two books of poetry are self-published.

And it’s not because I have any disdain for traditional publishing--to date, I’ve had seventeen poems published by various print and online literature journals.

I just couldn’t stand the thought of submitting my poetr...

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