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"
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."
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"
I have a a whopping 8 poems in the latest issue of Assaracus! This issue is pretty awesome and I hope you stop by and visit page 72. Issue 16 of Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry (ISSN: 2159-0478) features work by some of my favorite poets including Glenn Phillips, Dustin Brookshire, Michael Walsh, Philip […]Read more "Assaracus Issue 16: A Journal of Gay Poetry"
Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color is an intentional community space. Our mission is to nurture, celebrate, and preserve diversity within the queer poetry community. Through this journal, we are attempting to center the lives and experiences of QPOC in contemporary America. Thus, we view the journal (and our reading series) as […]Read more "NEPANTLA!"
Two Old Ladies at the Met Staring at a Mural After Romare Bearden’s The Block (1971), October 29, 2011 This is art? You don’t think so? I’m asking you. This is what the Met calls art. Is it a painting? I think it’s a collage. Magazine clippings and— The building dressed as neon paint&lights. […]Read more "Two Old Ladies at the Met Staring at a Mural"
The Block It’s not true that you can’t see stars out here. The block is a stage where we put on plays starring triple threats everyday. Multiple job-having, child-raising, lovemaking barely old enough to see-n-say. Even though bedtime has been dreaming for hours, little boys and girls tap dance profanity, pampers and paraphernalia in the […]Read more "The Block"