the electro version of “flushed & in bloom”


I recorded two albums while writing the book. Both projects were inspired by the new poems.

kept & let go of

an instrumental album of chillhop-inspired arrangements. The song titles are lines from the book.

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The visual:



Spoken word and moody electronic music. The poems were in their infant state when I recorded this. (“Connecting the Dots” changed quite a bit). This album is a peak into the process …

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The original cover of the book:

I designed this in 2021, thinking Hold would be a hardback book. Something about it didn’t sit right with me, so I scrapped it. Also, the title was Hold What Makes Us Whole when the concept came to me.



This was the second cover of the book. Artwork by Naledi Tshegofatso Modupi. I went in a different direction because I felt like I was repeating myself after the cover of The Birth of All Things.