On Writing

Save the Date! Book Launch!

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 29, 2021 and join me and special guest host Charis Cotter as we celebrate the launch of my new collection of poetry 'thimbles', published by Palimpsest Press. This is a virtual event that starts at 7:30pm. Zoom link will be available soon! This event will feature a reading, discussion,… Continue reading Save the Date! Book Launch!

On Writing

Poem 65 – Thrum

Thrum I awake to thevelvety thrum ofheartbeats rushingin the deeps of my earsa foreshadowing rhythmfor a day alive with possibility Before my bones bear downin the moments my musclesmeet the morning’s whispering lightI am not afraid or worriednot less or better than I am velvet thrumbloodrushingto greetskin

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Poem 49 – The Poet for Phillis Wheatley Peters

The PoetFor Phillis Wheatley Peters age sevenseized in Senegalsentenced to slaveryone tender body ina shipment of shame under a robe of dirty rugslender child nearly nakedsuffering the vived changein climate and freedom –shivers the ship captain in hasteher frailty no reason tostutter sells her tothe Bostonian Wheatly whites before dusting but after dishes –reading and… Continue reading Poem 49 – The Poet for Phillis Wheatley Peters

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Poem 47 – the intimacy of skin

the intimacy of skin “…how come, how comeI anticipate nothing as intimate as history would I have had a different lifefailing this embrace with broken things…”From ‘thirsty’ by Dionne Brand nothing is more intimate than skin       the bag of itmighty body buttress   claspingthe broken & betrayedcupping loss in a wrinkled elbowstanding at attention on the… Continue reading Poem 47 – the intimacy of skin