First Publications of 2019!

I sometimes get self-conscious talking about my publications, or talking about my work at all. I feel like I'm being too prideful or worse that I'm annoying the people that follow me. But at the end of last year I began to realize that a lot of my family and friends had no clue what… Continue reading First Publications of 2019!

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poems for the sound of the sky before thunder – By Topaz Winters

Goodreads Synopsis: poems for the sound of the sky before thunder is a collection that tiptoes the infinitely blurred lines between hurting, hoping, & healing. It speaks of sleepless nights & softened tongues, telling a story dreaming & bone-bright & out of focus in the rain. These poems are only as much for losing as they… Continue reading poems for the sound of the sky before thunder – By Topaz Winters

Electric Arches, Half Baked Harvest & Cooking From Scratch

I'm going to try and combine quite a few reviews for the next couple of posts, so that I can finish off with all the books I read in 2018. Today I'll be going over a poetry book and a couple of cookbooks. Goodreads Synopsis: Electric Arches is an imaginative exploration of black girlhood and… Continue reading Electric Arches, Half Baked Harvest & Cooking From Scratch

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson – By Emily Dickinson

Goodreads Synopsis: Only eleven of Emily Dickinson’s poems were published prior to her death in 1886; the startling originality of her work doomed it to obscurity in her lifetime. Early posthumously published collections-some of them featuring liberally “edited” versions of the poems-did not fully and accurately represent Dickinson’s bold experiments in prosody, her tragic vision,… Continue reading The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson – By Emily Dickinson

Promoting Creativity – Vanessa Maki

Today I have the great pleasure of sharing this interview I did with writer and poet Vanessa Maki.  I have worked with her on her magazine Rose Quartz Journal, and I hope you all check it out as well as her chapbooks linked below. 1) Tell us a little bit about what you do. Aside… Continue reading Promoting Creativity – Vanessa Maki