Publications

 

 

Poems

2019

 

"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" 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

"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 NomineeYellow Chair Review

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

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

Mississippi Review (Print)

 

"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 NomineeDiverse 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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