Now Hiring: Professional Poets! #HappyPoetryMonth

Today’s exercise was created by Ann Lauterbach and is called Free-Lance Muse. This one was difficult because there are so many things that come to mind when thinking of the “ideal” poet. Of course, there is also the notion that is no such thing as an ideal poet. I almost felt like, if I added … Continue reading Now Hiring: Professional Poets! #HappyPoetryMonth


10 Minute Poem #HappyPoetryMonth

I have to confess that for some time now, I haven’t been focused on creative writing. You may have noticed that my last blog post was in June, 2017. When daily life requires more of my attention than poetry or other artistic pursuits, I lapse and it can be hard to get back on the … Continue reading 10 Minute Poem #HappyPoetryMonth

5 Reasons Why OWN’s Queen Sugar is EVERYTHING.

A sleepless night recently found me binge-watching the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) original series, Queen Sugar. Queen Sugar follows the Louisiana-based Bordelon siblings - Nova, Charley and Ralph Angel - who’ve recently lost their father and inherited his failing sugarcane farm. The show has gotten rave reviews from critics and fans alike and after watching … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why OWN’s Queen Sugar is EVERYTHING.

Poetry: TRAUE’s Special Issue #BlackLivesMatter

The latest issue of The City University of New York's (CUNY) online journal Theory, Research & Action in Urban Education focused on #BlackLivesMatter and I'm happy to have my poem, "Immigrant Sings the Blues," included in this special issue. As the editors point out in their letter to readers, "#BlackLivesMatter is this generation’s social justice call-to-action" … Continue reading Poetry: TRAUE’s Special Issue #BlackLivesMatter