I'm so thrilled to see my poem " My bone rattles with crimson rage" made to the pages of the Memory House Magazine " Rattle Issue". Really thankful to the EIC Vanessa Ma and Editor Bradly Tian for accepting and supporting my work. Memoryhouse Magazine is a semi-annual publication that seeks to curate personal narratives through … Continue reading Poetry published in the Memory House Magazine Issue no 23 “Rattle”
The Insanity of life keeps you busy the craziness of it keeps you safe mood swings pace you up everyday grind keeps you in shape This mad race and topsy-turvy life trying to fit that last piece of the puzzle stuck at the corner standing out in a crowd Oh!you have so many faces you … Continue reading Alone
I smell blood in the water I see sharks all around me heartbroken, downtrodden wandering in search of you finding a way out of this labyrinth the hope keeps burning and the flickering flame never meets its death I'm crossing mountains getting drenched in rivers half drowned, gasping for breath with a parched soul and knees … Continue reading New Me
I'm thrilled to share pictures from the first poetry event of the year. The event was organized by the Jersey City Writers Group on Feb 22,2020. Crystal Letters and Rescue Poetix TM have teamed up to bring OpenRoad Poetry.OpenRoad Poetry is a monthly Poetry & Open Mic event in Jersey City benefiting local venues, non-profit … Continue reading Poetry reading at the Open Road Poetry 2020 Season Kickoff event
I'm excited to see my poems made to the pages of the Jitter Press Issue no 8 published by the Pennsylvania based press Prolific Press. The primary mission of Jitter Press is to frighten its readers. To this end, they publish excellent literary works from both established and emerging writers. Their publication includes poetry and fiction … Continue reading Poetry published in Jitter Issue no 8 by Prolific Press
When I want you I want you all not in bits and pieces Never want to share traces of you with anybody at all the sun which shines on you and lights up your face takes away the moment of you facing my way the wind which blows and touches your skin steals away the moments of … Continue reading Jealousy
My response to write a piece of prose "I never want that again" I never want that again that searing pain simmering and oozing through every pore of my suppurating skin. Marked and haunted with time. Scarred and carved with welts and blisters painful reminder of all the thoughts and the memories you have left … Continue reading Response to Tuesday Writing Prompt at GodogGo cafe
Exciting news happening at the Cafe. Join us on March 7 for a Prose writing workshop hosted by the talented Tanya Cliff.
I am going to be hosting a weekly Writer’s Workshop here on Saturdays, beginning March 7th. Please join me for a fun, challenging opportunity to stretch your writing skills in this friendly environment. I love the group at GDG! I’m thrilled to be joining you, especially in a format that explores the power of language in storytelling.
The Writer’s Workshop will stick with a single prompt response each month, limited to 150-300 words, and involve several editing challenges to the same response designed to sharpen prose. The schedule is as follows:
Week 1: The Fastball
This week, I will introduce some element of good prose and/or share encouraging words from favorite authors. Then, I will pitch the Fastball prompt. Participants can link their responses in the comments section, and I will share them the following week.
Week 2: Batting Practice
This week, I will continue the discussion and…
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So excited to see my poem "Deserted" published in the February edition of the London/Berlin-based ekphrastic poetry journal. Visual Verse is a collaboration. An anthology of art, poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction. Each month they supply a compelling image and invite writers – published or unpublished – to submit a piece in response. Visual Verse … Continue reading Poetry published in the Visual Verse VOL 07 CHAPTER 04
I'm really excited to headline the poetry week for the Black Bough Poetry this Tuesday Details are on my twitter account. The idea is to choose one poet for the day of Tuesday who will respond to any poems posted on the Twitter page of Black Bough Poetry Followed by #TopTweetTuesday and @Blackboughpoems. The event … Continue reading Hosting the #TopTweetTuesday for the UK Based Black Bough Poetry
So happy to see my short poem make its way to the pages of the Three Line Poetry Issue no 51 Published by the Pennsylvania based Prolific Press. I'm really thankful to the EIC Glenn Lyvers for supporting my work. Three Line Poetry is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating three-line poems. Part of their mission … Continue reading Poetry published in the Three Line Poetry Issue#51
Memories slip on the silent back of the dunes
those shape-shifting sands
are treacherous you see
as they promise you an eternity
till the next whiff of the fleeting wind
that catches their attention
and dancing and glimmering in the
hot sweltering heat of the sun
and mold to please
the voluptuous calls of the breeze
echoes of the silence,
bouncing back for eons
hopes for the company
the scorched backs of the dunes
are then soothed by the shifty-eyed moon
which bathes them with their
secretly wishing to rest in the
warm bosom of these dunes
but come morning
it gives in to the aubade of the
the warm clasp of the wind and
there it goes
following the wind
in a wink.
I'm so thrilled and honored to be amongst the Top 20 shortlisted for the Pangolin Poetry Prize 2019 judged by Melissa Studdard. Her awards include the Forward National Literature Award, the International Book Award, the Kathak Literary Award, the Poiesis Award of Honor International, the Readers’ Favorite Award, and two Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. As … Continue reading Poetry selected in Top 20 for the Pangolin Review Poetry Prize 2019
I'm thrilled to share this news with my readers that my poem "A Semblance of Peace" has been selected for the World's biggest poetry anthology curated by the League of Poets. This anthology competition is a project for global peace embarked by The League of Poets, an international organization committed to promoting world peace through … Continue reading Poetry selected for the World’s Biggest Poetry Anthology: Sounds of Peace by League of Poets (SOPWBAOCP)
I’m so delighted to see one of my poems find its home in Nigeria based Magazine Praxis Magazine. They cover literary events across Africa, give voice to emerging writers and artists, and even promote literature in indigenous languages, e.g Yoruba, Hausa, Swahili, Naija Language etc.
Praxis Magazine for Arts and Literature is a digital company whose Mission Statement is to create a rallying point for writers and artists to commune and progress their craft(s). The magazine showcases unique arts, literature, podcasts and performance poetry from both established and emerging writers, artists, and poets.
Please read my poem “Demarcation“.
“if it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don't do it.” ― Charles Bukowski Speechless Dreamless Bedazzled Lost in your thoughts in complete awe of your demeanor lost in the reverie … Continue reading Trick
First Published on Vita Brevis Literature Love speaks me through the languid branches of almost naked trees pickled by the snow, in the early misty cold mornings. Steering through the voiceless din. my mind wanders and clutches to the last sane thought trying to figure out the map, the cartography of healing, the trail … Continue reading Healing winters
Pumped up to see my poem “resistance” donning the pages of the Headline Poetry Press. Poems are written as a response to the RoeVsWade case currently being challenged by the congressman. Roe v Wade -elated includes the patriarchy, toxic masculinity, an ode to RBG, reproductive freedom, the suffrage movement, and other aligning topics. The current … Continue reading Poetry published in the Headline Poetry Press: You rubbed me the wrong way
I'm thrilled to see my poem "Unforgivable" published in the online Dove Tales Journal: Gardens in the desert: Cultivating Awareness guest-edited by Robert Kostuck.I'm so honored to be sharing spaces with some of the brilliant writers of the literary community sharing the common ides for writing for peace. Today is the online publication of the … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology: Gardens in the Desert: Cultivating Awareness by Dove Tales Journal of Arts
Don't ask me to explain why I need your love, a parched soul, in the search of that oasis even the slightest glance of you quenches my heart Don't ask me to explain why I need your love, a wild deer, galloping in the thicket of the forest seeking fervently for that musk seeded within his … Continue reading Why I need your love?
A warm and a tight hug can do wonders I have heard It can lick and suck all your pain for those who have eternally suffered It's that magic potion that elixir that have worked wonders in the present and in the past that secret ingredient which has turned the sourest of the situations into a loving … Continue reading Self love
Why do we feel empty inside? Why do we feel hollow inside? stripped of our emotions why do we feel numb inside when the emotions are raging anger and pain are roaring and all the feelings are screaming and squealing as hard as they can. Why do we feel hollow inside? When there is a … Continue reading Hollow