Review of Breathing Lessons 101!

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Poems for Baga

Call for poems... "Hello writers! You've written poems for Ferguson, Gaza, Hong Kong, Palestina, and, most recently, Paris. Now is the time to write for Baga (the town where Boko Haram massacred 2000 people two days back on the Nigerian-Chadian border). A few hours after I posted a query asking which editor/publisher could help publish [...]

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl

I count among the things I suck at performing poetry. I mean, I guess it's all a performance when we present it orally.  But despite what pictures may suggest; I've won a slam before even, I see myself as a reader, a storyteller; I don't perform my poetry. As I head back to the mic [...]

Breathing Lessons 101 — Coming to a City Near You!

Ah, book it! Ooh baby, babeh ba-babeh, babeh... Get up on this! [props to Salt-N-Pepa] Breathing Lessons 101 is building a 2015 calendar and can be in your city, at your venue in 2015!  Let's talk. (Click on photo to enlarge) Can't come to any of the events?  To order Breathing Lessons through 1. Go [...]

Breathing Lessons 101

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Monthly Meter: November

I forgot to post this... fellowship/publication submissions: 2 fellowship/publication acceptances: 2 fellowship/publication rejections: 0 books: are nice. To read and stuff. Secret Shame: My triceps Mantra of the Moment: If your dreams aren't scaring you, you're not dreaming big enough.