A new poem for the Brillantina Project. Watch me Catch fire with both Hands.Read more "Watch me catch fire with both hands"
The Brillantina Project are poems for those who glitter and glisten, those with bright wondrous gazes, hearts bursting with love. Somos brillo que brilla: Somos Orlando. Let us unite in solidarity through poetry and use our words to create awareness and change. Here is my contribution.Read more "A Fire that Started From Nothing"
Jon and I chat about Ropes and Swinging: HERERead more "Rest Stops, Flower Shops, and Yankee Pie: A Conversation with Jon Corcoran."
According to Rigoberto González and the LA Times: Angel Park is among the ESSENTIAL new books by Latinx poets! So TAKE THAT, LILY WHITE CANON! Many people seem to think that this country is one of binaries: Black|White Male|Female Us|Them I hate that. So should you.Lists like Rigoberto’s demonstrate that there is grey, and brown and red, and yellow, […]Read more "Essential."
Last year, I handed Danez his Lammy finalist sticker at the LLF table in Minneapolis. This year, I placed that sticker on my own book! I know awards do not define greatness… but being recognized for something you work so hard at is simply beautiful. Growing up in the South Bronx, I didn’t think that […]Read more "¡Finalista!"
Here is an interview I did with the author of SAD GIRL POEMS (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2016): Living like a KWEEN: A Conversation with LomaRead more "Living like a KWEEN"
Here is an interview I did with the awesome and unstoppable Juliana Delgado Lopera: An Interview with Juliana Delgado LoperaRead more "On Your RADAR"
Here is an interview I did for English Kills Review with the author of The Butcher’s Sons: Sawdust and Raw Meat: An Interview with Scott Alexander Hess, author of The Butcher’s SonsRead more "Sawdust & Raw Meat."
My first book of poetry, ANGEL PARK, is out this week! I wrote a little bit about this in English Kills Review. Here is a little snippet: You see, once other people get their hands my book, it will belong to them. Yeah I know, that is the goal, but I spent so much time […]Read more "Angel Park"
Favorite Places In The World – #RP002: Playland aka Rye Playland aka Playland Amusement Park aka the Inner-city kid’s Disney. Rye, New York. (est. 1928). I have so many fond memories of this place. Here are a shortlist of them: The #dragoncoaster!!!! My EPIC Reenactments (mostly in my head…MOSTLY) of Mariah Carey’s Fantasy video over and over. Think flirty […]Read more "Rye Playland"