Hey Y’all: TODAY is the deadline for some really sassy awards in Creative Writing, and the next two days are, too. So I thought I would remind you to check out Poets and Writers Grants and Awards page and get your hustle on. If you live in a small town, the Post Office closes at […]
I know I just posted last night, but I just had to post again, because I saw some of the BET “Black Girls Rock” last night, and what I saw DID NOT Embarrass the Race!!! Y’all know how BET usually gets down, but I was so happy and relieved. I say I saw “some” because […]
Over the past few months I have spent more and more time worrying—and just thinking—about my hair. I know it’s not very feminist of me, but I can’t help it.
Yesterday, I taught Franz Kafka’s short story, “A Hunger Artist” to my Beginning Creative Writing class. It was deep, to say the least. So deep that it sent me into some kind of weird tailspin of contemplating my place in the world as a poet, writer and human being and I think that’s why I’m […]
Concerning the election yesterday, how many of your Black friends/relatives said, “I’m just going to sit this one out”?
Have you ever found out about a writer or a singer and you were so enchanted–then found out the writer’s book had been out for five years or the singer had been making records for so long and you wondered where the heck you’d been to miss it? Well, that’s how I felt today, listening […]