On Poetry: A Conversation

Sarah Sadie and I decided to write a different kind of blogpost – a conversation. Since we are both poets, we had a conversation about poetry. [Read more…]

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Creative Endarkenment: Pausing to Get Acquainted with Darkness

All creativity roots itself in the dark, no matter how small or large the idea…but before anyone can explore that truth, we have to get comfortable with the idea of darkness. [Read more…]

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Combinations of Difficult Questions #PinkOut

What if a woman’s voice is the tree falling in the forest? What if women’s voices come together to weave another forest? [Read more…]

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Walking While Black: A Song

Eric was walking down the street
Walking while Black, held his head high
Just trying to breathe, trying to pray,
Trying to get through another day. [Read more…]

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“No One Understands About Black”

Light without dark is the intolerable bright glare of torture and interrogation. We need our shadows. We need the dark. We need black. [Read more…]

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A lament

We must turn away from seeing only things
And learn to see the sacred in everything
We must rise up against the oppressors
Without becoming oppressors ourselves [Read more…]

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Solar eclipse

Light. We all depend on light.
Sunlight to grow our food,
Sunlight to warm our bodies,
A lamp to read by,
Candles for ritual,
A fire for comfort,
Moonlight and starlight for dreams and visions. [Read more…]

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