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My Poetry Blogging in 2015 (A Year Here, in Review)

By on December 30, 2015
In which I give numbers their one day a year to feel important and meaningful.


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Words on Walls – That one time my poem became a permanent thing

By on July 10, 2015
Sometimes, when you write things, people will like them enough to nail them to their walls.


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The Words That Move You – Help Atlanta Word Works get to Brave New Voices 2014!

By on June 17, 2014

I’ve got some good news to share with you all. As of June 1st, I’ve begun taking over the role of Board Chair for Atlanta Word Works, a youth-focused poetry and spoken word organization. The group is…


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My Poetry Is Getting Some New Pages Love

By on June 3, 2014

For those of you who may not yet know, New Pages is a great source and resource for writing news, information, and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary magazines, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies. and more. (Essentially, go there and learn things.)

Today, I found out from…


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Songwriter Rob Thomas (of Matchbox 20 fame) and I Have Something in Common

By on February 15, 2014

In honor of another successful year for me in the “stay alive” game, I’ve researched which other writers share my February 14th birth date. I discovered that Rob Thomas, the lead singer and songwriter of Matchbox Twenty, and…


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In Defense Of The Great Grammy Heist: Why Hip-Hop Isn’t Dead Because Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Won | Thought Catalog

By on January 31, 2014

Friends, poets, hip-hop heads, rappers, wordsmiths, and music lovers,

I just had my first article published on Thought Catalog. It’s about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis winning a couple of The GRAMMYs and why that happening isn’t the death knell for hip-hop and rap.

My thoughts and feelings on this whole subject were far more complex than I initially…


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“What if Money Was No Object?”

By on November 29, 2013

A few months back, I was asked almost the exact question listed in the title of this post — “What would you do if money didn’t matter?” — by two very different people.  I was first asked by an acutely perceptive, and wise woman from my alma mater’s career…

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    • Taking #improv classes with these kind and talented and hilarious folks has been so great and freeing over the past 8 weeks. Already looking forward to keeping the party going (and the family together) for the next level! #FAMu, #apples, #DadsGarage
    • Showed up way late to this #4thOfJuly party/family gathering at @dadsgarageatl, but still had a great time getting to actually blow up some shit in the name of Murica's b-day. Thanks for hosting and hanging, you beautiful people. I'll get there earlier next year!
    • So, last weekend, I had a great excuse to go explore another great American city courtesy of my dear homie Alfred's wedding. (Congrats, Coach, ya got yourself a good one, and glad I was able to celebrate with you, brothaman.) While not lookin' spiffy at the wedding, I got to hang out with the gracious and amazing Austin (who's now officially an award-winning #copywriter, y'all! #SoProud, #VSWuv) and his badass friends, as well as learn that #Chicago is actually really nice when it's not negative degrees outside. 
Enjoy some highlights of my bumbling around the third-largest city in this country (something else I just learned), which included trying three times to get some damn deep dish pizza and happening upon a Japanese cultural fest, a ginormous #PokemonGo gathering, Chance the Rapper, and yes, some snow even though it was June.
    • Oh, ya know, just some badass ladies being badasses on stage. @bleuxstockingssociety #Atlanta #LiveLit
    • I know I'm a day late here, but my dad doesn't do social media, so, ya know, potato potato. Anyway, in honor of Father's Day, here's one of pappy, literally one of the most dedicated, tenacious, and hard-working mofos I've ever known. But, he also knows how to laugh and cut loose, even (and especially) when life gets tough. For example, we have no idea who the guy pictured on the wall is. Dad just noticed him at the poboy shop that we stopped into one time when I was in town. He said, "Hey, that guy could be my grandpa! Let's take a picture with him!," and then laughed with his characteristic rasp. So I made him copy the pose, and damn, I guess I met my great-grandpa that day as well. Then he said, "Send it to ya momma so she knows what I'll look like in a few years." 😂
    • A brief, pictorial recap of my recent adventures to D.C. and Baltimore to see some of my besties. #MissYouGuys

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