Publications

 

 

Poems

2020

"Happy Poem", "Ars Poetica", "Dark Arts" Platform Review

"Grandam's Rage" & "Harriet Jacobs and Maya Angelou Sit Together in the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame" Aunt Chloe Magazine

 

"Love Me Like Your Guns", "A Theory of Forgiveness", & "What If Martin Luther King Could Do It" 

Yemassee Journal

"Snap Beans" African American Review

2019

 

"The Emancipation of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben" Cosmonauts Avenue

"Portrait of My Depression and Anxiety as a Floor Plan", "The President Is a Racist.",

"Aim High: Space Force", "I See a Former Co-worker in Walmart" & "October 29, 1979...I was born" 

Queen Mob's Tea House

 

"Something about a Black Boy" *Pushcart Prize Nominee* Border Crossing

 

"Frozone's Bride" Ninth Letter

"Mural Me" Stonecoast Review (Print)

"Battle Hymn for the Soul" Callaloo Journal 

 

2018

"Spell Check Does Not Recognize the Word Microaggression" & "Hymn to the Tiki God" (w/ audio)

South Florida Poetry Journal

"Portrait of George Stinney, Jr., as Police Report and Trial" *Gigantic Sequins Summer Contest Finalist*

Gigantic Sequins (Print)

"The Black Body Is a Wind Chime" Thrush Poetry Journal 

 

"Middle Passage" Verse Daily

"When I Fly Too Close to the Sun I Don't Smell Melting Wax" The Good Men Project

 

2017

"Battle Royal" Pennsylvania English (Print) 

"Plan B" (w/ audio) The Baltimore Review

"A Blind Man Gives You [In]Sight" SYZYGY, The Solar Eclipse Poetry Invitational (Print)

 

"The Things You Should Hear" Fall Lines Vol. IV (Print)

2016

"I'm Human, Too" (w/ audio) HEArt Online Journal

"You've Heard This Before" The Good Men Project

"We're Taking About Practice" & "black body be like" The James Franco Review

 

"George Zimmerman as Jack in Titanic Painting Trayvon Martin as Rose" & "Krack" Public Pool

"For the Dead Whose Caskets Flowed out of Graves after the South Carolina Flood", "12-Year-Old Inside Me Seeks a Father Figure", "[Uneasy] Dreams of a Presidential Hopeful", "The Body Is a Cave" *Best of the Net Nominee* (w/ Interview) Connotation Press

"Google search for black lives matter" Winter Tangerine Review 

"I Hate My Own Breath" & "Skinny Boy" Pittsburgh Poetry Review (Print)

"Church Fan" *Best of the Net Nominee*, "Niger (or The Country with the Missing Letter)", &

"When a White Man in Camden Tells You to Act Like You Got Some Sense"

Drunk in a Midnight Choir

 

"Feel the Vibration: Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch"

*Best of the Net Nominee* Yellow Chair Review

"I Write My Body Eclectic" (w/ Audio) [PANK] Magazine

"Praise Song for the Waters" *Mississippi Review Poetry Prize Finalist*

Mississippi Review 

 

"Down South" Charleston Currents

 

"Briefcase of Little Tortures" & "Separation" Up the Staircase Quarterly

 

2015

"Threes" & Excerpt from "Page from the Coward's Playbook" Jasper Magazine

"Deep Sea" *Pushcart Prize Nominee* & "Uncle J's Blues" 

The Petigru Review (Print)

 

"Traffic Stop" & "Sounds of the Police" pluck! Black Poets Speak Out Issue

 

"Homeless Ex-con at Columbia Midlands Regional Transit Authority"

Jasper Magazine

 

"Dead to You" *Best of the Net Nominee* Diverse Voices Quarterly

 

"Mosquito Music" Control Literary Magazine

 

"Smashing Bottles" *Berfrois Poetry Prize Finalist* Berfrois Magazine

 

2014

"Burn" & "Sunday Night Revival" Pamplemousse Magazine (Print)

"Blond-haired Blue-eyed Jesus Bobble Head" NYSAI Press

 

"Summer Night Revival" The Southern Tablet

 

"This Life Ain't Fit for Nobody" The Southern Tablet 

 

 

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