Totally Delayed Reaction Syreeta….

So, I’m late in noting it here, but in case you might be interested, I’ve been blogging for the totes awesome Feministing for the past nine months back as a new contributor, I answered some questions for The Feministing Five. I plan to update here…

‘who will survive in america?’

A Disclaimer: I started writing this piece a little more than a year ago. Over the next month, I’ll be publishing this essay in progress in parts. You, fair internets, are part of my creative process. There’s a much longer project I’m embarking on, and…

like spinning plates.

We’ve been watching its progression for many months now. The progress of the rise of the new towers is, undeniable. The city’s skyline forever altered by the devastating events of that day, but now, something new emerges. Almost overnight, the new 1 World Trade Center,…

found poem in phone conversation. or:

Real talk from my Granny about writing. I’ll let her do the talking here: Poetry has a way coming directly from your heart. And it helps you with your day to day. I just love it. That’s what it does, it comes from the heart….

‘a yearning beyond visible expression.’

Tomorrow afternoon I’m reading with a set of talented folk at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe to celebrate the release of For Some Time Now: Performance Poets of New York City, a self published volume of photographs by Jonathan Weiskopf, edited by Jeanann Verlee. My essay,…

What I’m Reading. What I’m Thinking.

It was not natural. And she was the first… A poet can read. A poet can write. A poet is African in Africa, or Irish in Ireland, or French on the left bank of Paris, or white in Wisconsin. A poet writes in her own…

Programming Notes.

Hello Internets, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t spent much time here. Here’s to changing that in 2012. Here’s a modest roundup of what’s I’ve been up to and what’s coming up: – Union Station Magazine’s Storyteller Issue (edited by yours truly) is up….

#BLACKOUT.

I’ve read several opinions on SOPA/PIPA for weeks. I may be off in my read of it, but below is my letter to Senator Schumer urging his withdrawal of support of this bill. I’m sharing it here. Read the bill. Section 103 is SCARY. I’m…

‘Let’s meet the moment. Let’s get to work.’

Here’s the thing: Nobody hires in August. I know this fact quite intimately. I had begun my job search in the summer of 2008, before my job was ‘eliminated’ at the end of 2008. I was working in the real estate world then, and contrary…

however do you want me. however do you need me.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB54dZkzZOY&ob=av2e] So I took the summer off from blogging and have been on my reinvention grind. This economy has been various degrees of unkind and kind to black girls (and yes, everyone). As of late I’m choosing to embrace a more positive dream (more on…