Select published poetry and visual art
my mother teaches me self-preservation in VinylPo (2019).
three poems in Shenandoah (2019). *”My head is full of powers” was nominated for Best of the Net.
three poems in Jet Fuel Review (2019). *”Second attempt at going home” was nominated for Best of the Net.
eleventh attempt at going home in Scalawag (2019).
a foolish controversy over the color of the skin in Southern Humanities Review (2019).
flash point in The Shallow Ends (2019).
isthums and artifacts of daily wanting in Empty Mirror (2018).
archival in TriQuarterly (2018).
the Orishas spend a day as humans on a Verse poetry playlist (2018).
long distance in Wildness (Platypus Press) (2018). *This piece was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Forward Prize.
privilege reproduces itself in Narrative Magazine (Poem of the Week, 4/30/2018).
DCA –> SDQ and asthma exacerbation in Obra/Artifact (2018).
to know a thing and maron in Boston Review’s poetry forum WHAT NATURE (2018).
another epidemic in The CDC Poetry Project (2018).
furnace in Underbelly Magazine (2018).
still life with pedigree in Foundry (2018). *This piece was nominated for Best of the Net.
self-portrait as a series of bent zoning laws in New Delta Review (2017).
Poem for when the Empire is personally hunting you down in LOVE’S EXECUTIVE ORDER (2017).
observation in a small country and the law of conservation of love in Big Lucks (2016).
the Black American gets her travel fellowship and goes abroad in Philadelphia Stories (2016). *This piece was selected for Editor’s Choice Award in the Sandy Crimmins National Poetry Contest
thermodynamics and hydronymy in Heart Journal (2016).
g as in god and interpretation of dreams in The Scream Online Dreams Poetry Anthology (2016).
prelude in Callaloo Journal Vol 38, No 2 (2015).
glossopteris in Lime Hawk Arts (2015).
Pangaea’s 16 questions and (alternate ending in Jet Fuel Review (2015).
fear of causing pain in The Intima (2015).
the benediction of Our Lady of Hyperglycemia in the museum of americana (2015).
what’s your name in Love Insha’Allah with audio (2014).
driving at night (alone) in Muzzle Magazine with audio (2014).
July 4th in Diverse Voices Quarterly (2013).
three poems in Protest Poems (2011).
at the Piggly-Wiggly in East Nashville in qarrtsiluni magazine with audio (2011).
apagón in Muzzle Magazine with audio (2011).
a lake in Damselfly Press (2010).
Poetry in print
there is no word for (my mother’s fear of everything that might touch me) in The Familiar Wild: On Dogs and Poetry (Sundress Publications, 2020).
lullaby in American Poetry Review (2019).
found in Rabbit Catastrophe Review (2018). *This poem was selected by Kaveh Akbar as a finalist for the Real Good Poem Prize.
an easy way of living in Bayou Magazine (2018).
[translation] in Obsidian (2018).
thunder’s baby in Yemassee Journal (2017). *This piece was selected by Jericho Brown for the Yemassee Journal annual Poetry Prize and was nominated for Pushcart Prize.
the weight and dimensions of my prayers in Philadelphia Stories (2016). *This piece was selected for Honorable Mention in the Sandy Crimmins National Poetry Contest.
primum non nocere in The Los Angeles Review (2015).
geography in The Caribbean Writer (2011).
so easily we shatter in 34th Parallel (2010).
Decision. Cover art for 34th Parallel, 10th edition (2010).
Nature in Hinchas de Poesia (2010).