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Life as a laureate: visiting schools

I’ve visited a lot of schools before I became poet laureate of Charleston. But now, the visits are becoming more frequent and more rewarding. I’ve done poetry workshops and/or read poems at The Cooper School, Meeting Street Academy, Claflin University (Orangeburg, SC), Sanders-Clyde, Academic Magnet, Wando High School, and Ft. Johnson Middle School. Soon, there […]

Magazine design: Spring issue of No Depression

The new issue of No Depression is out! It’s probably the sexiest thing that I’ve ever designed. Info is below:

Poem – “surround sound (she reads me like music)”

if our love is a record player then our bodies are the speakers. my voice is wired into you and this poem will shine a light on the revolution of our union as we find the grooves within each other. side 1, track 1: the needle drops to expose the clarity that lies within the […]

I’m on the cover of the Charleston City Paper. What?

Someone on Facebook said that I’m having a good year. I can’t argue that. The mayoral inauguration poem , the branding of the Charleston Jazz Festival and now … this! I’m so grateful to be included in this Charleston City Paper story. My little portion of the story talks about naps, Moe’s Crosstown, gin and […]

Videos for the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry offers hands-on exhibits for kids, including parties, programs, camps & classes such as yoga & dance. I had the pleasure of doing a series of videos for them, and I’m super proud of how they turned out. See the videos below, and learn more about the Children’s Museum of […]

A poem about Charleston

I was blessed to be able to perform this poem at Lowcountry Local First’s Good Business Summit on August 27 at the Charleston Museum. Text is below. You can also hear my version with Quentin E. Baxter on iTunes. charleston, where the sidewalks scream on saturday nights and the corners rotate budding musicians with skin-tight […]

Black Cloth – a poem for Charleston

Racism, let us no longer walk in your shoes. you are a traveler of darkness, a walker of shadows, cloaking yourself in a black cloth like the grim reaper and arming your soul with the tools of a terrorist – a misguided soldier who’s trying to start a war. My sisters, heaven was as close […]

Graphic design: poster for Jazz Artists of Charleston

Here’s a poster I designed for the Jazz Artists of Charleston‘s summer jazz series. Happening in the Circular Congregational Church – 150 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401.

Video: Charleston Art Pot / Mag Art Studio

Here’s a quick video that I did for Mag Art Studio and Art Pot. Art Pot’s mission is to unite our community through art, in a search for a better community coexistence for all, where different groups of race, nationality and language are integrated through art and its diverse manifestations. Doing this video was a […]

Video: Charleston American Cancer Society Hope Lodge

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Network helps people get well by offering free, home-like accommodations for cancer patients whose best treatment options are far from home. The Charleston Hope Lodge was the first Hope Lodge in the country. I went to our local Hope Lodge and spent three days filming and getting to know […]