Friday

POETRY Magazine Podcast



"The Next Last One" is featured on Poetry Magazine's November podcast. Listen to it here.

Saturday

The Next Last One in POETRY Magazine


I have new work in the November issue of POETRY Magazine alongside CAConrad, Jane Wong, Torrin Greathouse and many more. Check out The Next Last One here.

Wednesday

What Could Be the Last Day of the World & More

photo by Heather Raquel Phillips

Listen to a few pieces recorded for an upcoming podcast by Philadelphia Contemporary. Thanks to Wexler Studio at Kelly Writers House and thank you Yolanda Wisher!

Sunday

New Work in The American Poetry Review


I'm honored to have new work in The American Poetry Review. Also included in the issue are Khadijah Queen, Sharon Olds, Kimiko Hahn, Dara Wier & others.

Click here to read "The Sea a Battered Dream"

Wednesday

An Immigrant Alphabet



April 21st was the culmination of work I've been doing with Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture that included a collaboration with Dr. Jay Fluellen, and a series of workshops with kids from Northeast High School- the most diverse immigrant student population in the Philadelphia School District. Journeys Across Imaginary Lines was a performance at the Philadelphia History Museum that featured Hafez Kotain, Trapeta Mason, Valerie Gay, Kinan Abou-afach, Jay Fluellen and me. The afternoon included a workshop that Trapeta & I led exploring movement, memory and loss. One of my favorite moments was when a Palestinian poet who published two books in Arabic wrote his first poem in English during our exercise. It's a beautiful poem. It was a beautiful day.

Thursday

Frank O'Hara's Last Lover at William Way

Frank O'Hara's Last Lover is one of my favorite reading series in the city's rich poetry history. On March 14, I had the great honor of reading with two of my favorite poets anywhere- Fred Moten and Raquel Salas Rivera. Thanks so much to curator Jason Mitchell for hosting us at The William Way LGBTQ Community Center- one of my favorite poetry nights ever.

(Fred, Raquel & me at 13th & Locust)

Tuesday

New Work in The Wanderer

I have new poems in one of my favorite lit journals- The Wanderer (edited by Raquel Salas Rivera and Colette Arrand). Check out two new poems and an excerpt of a third right here.


("FOR A LONG TIME I USED TO GO TO BED EARLY" BY Raymond Pettibon)