December 23, 2016

The always brilliant poet, journalist, & teacher Abdul Ali asked me to reflect on Sacrilegion, my soon-to-be 4-year-old baby, as I work on my second full-length manuscript in earnest. Read our conversation here!

I've been thinking a lot about the heteroglossia black & b...

January 18, 2016

I can't believe Sacrilegion, my debut collection, turns 3 in a couple of weeks. Carolina Wren Press is in its third or fourth printing, so thank you for the support! Go small presses!


Vinyl, which nominated the poem in which the book's title emerged, "Resurre...

January 7, 2016

Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to as I've been hiding on the Inter/net(s).


A new poem, "Games," has been published in the new sports-themed Prairie Schooner (, guest-edited by Natalie Díaz.


Later thi...

January 10, 2015

H. Melt, the Poetry Foundation's education and youth services assistant, says of Prime: Poetry & Conversation (2014): "This collection fights against the erasure of black queer poets by featuring the poetry of Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Saeed Jones, Rickey Laurentiis, Ph...

November 30, 2014

Greetings, friends!


I've been hired to teach poetry at Davidson College in the spring of 2015! Read the news here:


This journey from Florida A&M to Virginia Tech to Davidson has been a wondro...

May 1, 2013

The Next Big Thing



Erika Meitner, Khary Jackson, Tarfia Faizullah, Karin C. Davidson & a host of others have tagged me for The Next Big Thing in recent weeks, so here goes:

  • What is the working title of the book? Sacrilegion was recently published, andMissionary/...
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