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Glossy to matte: redesigning my poetry book through Createspace

I am obsessive about graphic design. It’s hard for me to look at any logo, poster, movie, album or book without thinking about the fonts, colors or paper that was used. (Everyone smells books, right?) Paper is super important, and I’m in the process of updating some of my older work from a glossy to […]

Poetry slam at the Charleston Music Hall

Matthew Foley and I put on a big poetry show at the Charleston Music Hall on Feb. 27. It was a magical event. Lots of poets came to the gig from out of town, and it felt like an awesome family reunion of literary giants. I’ve been enjoying staying behind the scenes more than before. […]

Video: Young poets in Charleston, SC

My poetic energy is moving toward youth poetry. Hopefully, my experience in the art form can help the students improve their writing. Charleston is home to a lot of talented, forward-thinking young poets. I’ve been blessed to be a part of Matthew Foley’s Holy City Youth Slam, an organization that is bringing together youths in […]