I haven’t been blogging as much as I would have liked in 2011, and I’m hoping to change that. I just did one of my last readings for the year in Columbia, MD, where I shared the stage with Terrance Hayes as part of HoCoPoLitSo’s (Howard County Poetry & Literary Society’s) inaugural reading for the Lucille Clifton series. We were honored to share the night with one of Ms. Clifton’s daughters too. We talked about how we approach the page, what advice do we offer to young writers, how jazz and hip hop as artistic forms impact poetry. Here’s a photo from that dialogue.
I’m working on interview questions, essays, and poems, and working my way through another semester, but I plan to offer some online workshops and manuscript consultations soon. If you are interested, let me know.