Thoughts While At Gardella’s on a Saturday Night

A short write up of inner thoughts and happenings from a typical Saturday at Gardella's Tavern in Grand Rapids, MI.    The line just got really short, really fast. I wonder if they're still letting people in. Nevermind, it was the $5 cover charge that apparently is turning everyone away. (wonder what they think cover … Continue reading Thoughts While At Gardella’s on a Saturday Night

How To Say Something Meaningful

Last year, I did an interview with the lovely Kt for WYCE discussing my journey in poetry since I left Dartmouth 1 year and 10 days ago that day. (Can you tell I got my ivy league diploma and dipped? Yeah, that's what happened.) Me? Speak explicitly about the pieces I've written as though I identify … Continue reading How To Say Something Meaningful

When We’re Surrounded By Bad News

Changing my Facebook status from "single" to "In A Relationship" is the first step to a new love, in my opinion. I do this for a few reasons, one of them being that in an age of unprecedented instant gratification and access to anyone, anywhere, at any time, changing my status helps random men and … Continue reading When We’re Surrounded By Bad News

To Be Mulatto in Times of Black Death | Part One

When Jesse Williams accepted BET's Humanitarian award, I wasn't paying attention. Light-skinned activists aren't an endangered species, so why should I stop what I'm doing to listen to another light-skinned male tell a group full of variously hued Black folks his vision for our liberation? My President is Black, and I certainly haven't listened to … Continue reading To Be Mulatto in Times of Black Death | Part One