Mother’s Day

—an excerpt of a non-fiction something I’m writing about being the child of someone who has suffered a massive stroke, and how it morphs one’s relationship to parents, grief, and
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Winter Poetry Workshop!

In 2017, I had the distinct pleasure of building three communities around poetry reading + writing. At Poet’s House, over six weeks, writers and I discussed the Poetic Narrative: Writing the
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10 years in NYC!

July 27 I turned New York City 10 years old, which is to say I am amazed I have lived this long in one city. Amazed. When I made it
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Your Girl is Alright

(I’m posting my 2014 marathon finish photo to remind me that I can do literally anything…) Nearly a month after my last day as a full-time arts administrator, and I’m
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Do The Thing That Scares You

This adage is nothing new. But here it is with new meaning for me. Once, in 2010 I set my intention for the year to be the “Year of Courageous
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Returning to a Lit Life 🙂

And then I woke up and had become an author to two books of poetry. My life is an intricate journey of backroads, reversals, detours. If you had met me
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Beyoncé & Black Philanthropy

So, as they say in church, the spirit moved me to wake up at 3:00 this morning and write my one and only “think piece” about Beyoncé. I tried to
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Week 6 BK Half Training: Crazy In Love (LIVE)

This version of Crazy In Love kept my feet moving this week. I’m sad how long it took me to discover it, but I am happy to have it on
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Run for the Parks 4Miler Race Recap

This happened last week, but I didn’t want this week to pass without me telling you about my most-recent amazing race: The Run for the Parks race in Central Park.
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Week 5 BK Half Training Recap: Boom Boom Pow

LOL! I know, y’all. I know. That song is like 6 years old. Or ancient in song-years. Either way, it it helped make last week’s training pretty amazing, if I
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