The year has been off to a good start from a writing perspective… which is to say that I’ve been writing! Nothing fabulous yet but I’m trying some new (for me) things.
The year has also been off to a good start from a publishing perspective… which is to say seeing pieces I wrote last year getting a little wink-wink from poetry journals. In January, I was honored to be included in Beltway Poetry Quarterly’s Langston Hughes Tribute Issue with my poem “Reverie Revealed.”
To add another tasty layer to the (vegan) cake, a group poem I co-wrote with Sulu DC co-founders Jenny C. Lares and Alex Cena — entitled “Where Are You From?” — was recently published in print and audio forms by Lantern Review.
And who doesn’t like some fruit-tastic filling in their cake? In April, I’ll be a featured poet in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, which is publishing a selection of my poems. I won’t tell you which ones but, suffice it to say, my parents haven’t seen much of my poetry yet and I’m really hoping they don’t get their eyes on some of those pieces.
Back to the pen and paper…