Flashback: How art helped me cope w/ a D.T. presidency

Reader’s Note: I found this blog post about the freshly minted prez while organizing my Dropbox. It was originally written in late November 2016. I never posted it because I tend to be publicly apolitical. Sometimes people freak the hell out and can’t hear anyone else’s point of view, which is exhausting. Now just past 100 …

On Revision

Tomorrow I head off to enjoy Writers & Words' first writing retreat. I'm excited to participate as an editor and on-site staffer and look forward to meeting and/or reconnecting with fellow writers as well. My plan is to continue reading Zadie Smith's Swing Time and to begin to revise and delve deeper into "Candy, Lies, & Larceny," which …

I’m Black!

Styles P proclaimed it in his 2006 song "I'm Black" and James Brown shouted it out in his  1968 song "I'm Black and I'm Proud." Both clarify how I feel these days. It's embarrassing to admit it, but I wasn't always proud to be black, much to my parents' chagrin. I was probably blackest in my middle …

I’m reading for ‘Hey You, Come Back!’ Thursday @ The Crown

Come out and hear me read an excerpt from my story Candy, Lies, & Larceny about being a bad little roach whom my mother (mercifully) did not stomp out for being such a pain in her ass. Writers Naré Navasardyan and Rachael Clifford will be representing as well! Hope to see you there. What: Hey You, Come Back!, a …