Select published poetry

Poetry online

two poems in Four Way Review (2021). “wish you were here” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

three poems in Blackbird (2021).

three poems in The Boiler Journal (2021).

two poems in Under a Warm Green Linden (2020).

two poems in Virginia Quarterly Review (2020).

Ode to smoked salmon jerky in River Mouth Review (2020).

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

clockmelt in EcoTheo Review (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).

symptoms in The Examined Life: A Literary Journal of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (2014).

geography in The Caribbean Writer (2011).

so easily we shatter in 34th Parallel (2010).