Introducing Poetry Off the Page

One of my goals as Elgin’s Poet Laureate is making poetry accessible for folks. Combining my poems with visual art is the way I am achieving this goal. Poetry doesn’t have to be confined to books tucked in shelves, out of the sight of everyday. Now, they can placed on your bedroom wall, in your kitchen, your work work cubicle or even in your classroom.

Currently, I have done two poems in this series: “Pasadena Summer” and “Ode to Dr. King.” I’ll be releasing more throughout the year. You can order your copy here.


Poetry Readings

                One of my favorite aspects of being a poet is public readings. They can be nerve wrecking to prepare for, but the joy of seeing an audience interacting with my work makes all of the toil of writing in the darkroom a worthwhile experience. Check out a few video clips of me reading poems back in 2018 with the Teen Writers and Artists Project (or TWAAP).

 Six Poems for Phantom Grandfathers

Dixie Stars Fell on Alabama