Writings

Selected Published Works


"Pyramids" Kweli Journal. June 23, 2017. Fiction

"A Poetics Against Obscuring: Reflections on the Black Underclass in the Work of Gwendolyn Brooks" in The Whiskey of Our Discontent: Gwendolyn Brooks as Conscience and Change Agent. Haymarket Books. June 20, 2017. Essay

"The Art of Yearning." Platypus Press, Wildness Literary Journal. April 28, 2017. Essay

"'Great Pain into Art': On Tomás Q. Morín’s Patient Zero." The Blueshift Journal. Aprill 11, 2017. Essay / Review.

"On The Turner House.Vinyl Poetry and Prose. July 10, 2016. Essay / Review

"Good News" and "Sky". Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora 41.1 and 41.2 April 2016. (Multiple)

Two Poems. Puerto del Sol. December 1, 2015. Poetry

"New African PoetryElsewhere Lit. October 22, 2015. Art (Multiple)

"Even Resurrection, Even Insurrection." The Offing. October 20, 2015. Essay

"Take, Eat." Perigee. October 14, 2015. Essay

"Counternarratives As Healing and Photography As Self & Community Care: A Conversation with RJ Eldridge.BlackGirlInOm. June 24, 2015. Interview

"(Still) Playing in the Dark: From People of Color to Black and Back Again." RaceBaitr. June 12, 2015. Essay

"On Rising." The Offing. May 12, 2015. Photo Essay

"The Bard Speaks: A Conversation with Ladan Osman, Author of The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony." BlackGirlInOm. March 20, 2015. Interview

 

Scholarship

"Shifting Blackness: How the Arts Revolutionize Black Identity in the Postmodern West." Graduate Thesis, University of South Florida. July 14, 2011.



From the Blog

 

"When Black Artists' Salon Meets Jook Joint" On Party Noire. October 24, 2015

"Hyde Park on the Fourth of July: A Photo Essay" February 16, 2015

"Black Brunch Chicago: A Photo Essay" January 23, 2015

"A Letter I Wrote to Myself 20 Years Ago" May 14, 2015

"12 Years A Slave: A Review" November 6, 2013

"A Splendid, Winding Road: My Journey to Verses and Flow" September 13, 2013

"On Reckoning with the Trayvon Martin Verdict, on the Eve of Your Senior Year: A Letter to My Students" August 26, 2013

"Regarding the Life I See in You" July 8, 2013

"5 Good Books for a Cold Winter Night" January 5, 2013

"The Chaos of Being a Teacher; Or, How Angel Nafis Saved My Whole Being" October 12, 2012

"Ars Poetica Negrituda: An Improvisational Lyrical Essay" September 30, 2012

"Really, Texas?" July 6, 2012

"On Trayvon Martin, the Occupy Movement, and Radical Imaginations" March 25, 2012

"To all the creatives who doubt the gifts of their creator when times get hard." October 31, 2011.