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Committing to breathing.

No Noose is good Noose.


“Last Tango with Django”. Is Black Hollywood Chained? Ed. Ishmael Reed. Chicago: Third World Press, 2015. Essay.

“Everything You Wanted to Know about Hip Hop” and “The Keepin’ It Real Awards”. The Break Beat Poets: Poetry in the Age of Hip Hop. Eds. Quraysh Ali Lansana, Kevin Coval and Nate Marshall. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2015.

Introduction: “Black Gold in the Hour of Chaos,” “My Old Man Was Always on the Lamb,” “The Old Folks in Front of My Father’s Building” and “Rumsfeld Confesses in a Mosque in Harlem”. Black Gold: An Anthology of Black Poetry. Ed. Ja A. Jahannes. Turner Mayfield Publishing, 2014.

“Francine Francis,” “Bloodsong,” “Zama on MaMa,” “Baba,” “Thandi Remembers Some Things,” “Chucha’s Last Christmas,” “When Our Baba Was Alive,” “Thandi’s Song” and “Tezi’s Fear”. Cornbread, Fish and Collard Greens: Prayers, Poems and Afffirmations for People Living with HIV/AIDS. Editor Khafre Kujichagulia Abif. Author House, 2013.

“Broke Baroque”. What Matters. Eds. Kaufman, Krawiec and Levin. North Carolina: Jacar Press, 2013. 15-16.

“Senryu for Trayvon Martin. Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin & Marissa Alexander. Editor Ewuare X. Osayande. New Jersey: FreedomSeed Press/Talking Drum Comunications, 2013. 156-157.

“Deep Sea Blues”. Ocean Voices: An Anthology of Ocean Poems. Ed. Everett Hoagland. Massachusetts: Spinner Publications, Inc., 2013. 92.

“Broke Sum Dum Luck”. Poetry Ink. Pennsylvania: Moonstone Art Center, 2011.

“JB’s Great Escape” and “Brown Sonnet”. Say It Loud!: Poems about James Brown. Eds. Mary Weems And Michael Oatman. Camden, NJ: Whirlwind Press, 2011. 35 and 82-85.



“Basketball Jones: Bofwana’s Revenge”. 44 on 44: 44 African American Writers on the Election of Barack Obama 44th President of the US. Eds. Lita Hooper, Sonia Sanchez and Michael Simanga. Chicago: Third World Press, 2010. 125-131. Fiction.

“Sometime in the Summer There’s October”. 100 Best African American Poems (*But I Cheated). Ed. Nikki Giovanni. 
Illinois: Sourcebooks Media Fusion, 2010. 174-178.

“Lazy Russ”. Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams. Ed. M.L. Liebler 
Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2010. 156.

“Cannibals on U Street”. Full Moon on K Street: Poems about Washington, DC. Ed. Kim Roberts. Pennsylvania: Plan B Press, 2010. 107.

“Francine Francis (age 13) and “Chucha’s Last Christmas”. Spaces Between Us: Poetry, Prose and Art on HIV/AIDS. Eds. Kelly Norman Ellis and M.L. Hunter. Chicago: Third World Press, 2010. 56-57; 95-97.

“Serious Trouble Will Bypass You”. Let Loose on the World: Celebrating Amiri Baraka at 75. Ed. Ted Wilson, et al. New York: The Amiri Baraka Commemoration Committee, 2009. 412-416.
Book Introductions

“Black Gold in the Hour of Chaos”. Black Gold.

“What Profits a People whose Poet Prophsizes?”. Last of the Po’Ricans y Otros Afro-Arifacts. Author. Not4Prophet. New York: 2Leaf Press, 2013. 1-4.

“Shaggy’s Bugalú: An Introduction”. Obatala’s Bugalú: A Nuyorican Book of Sights and Sounds Author. Shaggy Flores. Virginia: South of Harlem, 2013. 1-5.