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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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    • Had a blast graduatin’ from our level 4 #improv class alongside these crazy kids! They’re awesome, the crowd was so supportive and awesome (with a line out the door), and our show was pretty damn awesome as well! #SoFun, #SoProudOfUs, #ImprovBabies @dadsgarageatl
    • Happy #Thanksgiving, all and y’all. Also, just so we’re clear on who we’re rooting for today in the #Atlanta Barisich household, #WhoDat. #NOLA, #BeANewOrleanianWhereverYouAre
    • Also, the other thing I did last weekend: performed in this super fun #improv show! Thanks to @stillsarahackerman and @laughingmatterscomedy for letting me play with y’all in #BattleActs, and for the homies for coming out to support. (Lenise is still a beast, even though she lost the crown.)
    • This past weekend, I had the super cool opportunity to lead 2 panels at a legit #writers conference right here in #Atlanta. Thank you to @broadleafwriters, @zacharysteele23, and @rileymccarthy76 for trusting me to ask some good questions and to keep a room full of writers engaged. I learned a lot and got to spend some quality time with some quality friends - both new and old. Looking forward to next year already. #bwc19, #writing
    • So it’s 3am over in Split, #Croatia - the land of my #family, of my people - and as I lay here, restless, I can’t help but think about the passing of yet another anniversary of #HurricaneKatrina and it’s devastation to my #NewOrleans #home, another land full of my family and people. // Earlier today, on vacation, as we toured together the ancient palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, our wonderful tour guide pointed out the different eras and styles of construction that showed their faces throughout, and how the people of the city have always used it as a living structure. Despite political and actual wars, changes in faith and leaders, and thousands of years of time, the structure still stands and lives, and the people keep adapting and living right along with it. // I’ll post more pictures later, but for now, I’m too busy enjoying these rare moments with loved ones both near and far to let the sadness of loss long ago seep in. Maybe this is healing. Maybe this is adapting. Maybe this is living. And, man, ain’t that somethin.
    • Guess who just moved on down to #Atlanta, y'all?! #Vandy, #Fraaands, #ReuniteTheAdmiralsClub, #GonnaWinAllTheTriviaNightsNow, #MetaNashvilleFilter

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