Selected Publications

Perched on Trash, Open Earth III Anthology, Forthcoming
A Distant Hymn, As It Ought To Be, Online
Saturday Nights, Jerry Jazz Musician, Online
Solo, Jerry Jazz Musician, Online
Unwavering, Poets Against Racism & Hate USA, Online
Drummer, Jerry Jazz Musician, Online
D’Anjou, ONE ART: a journal of poetry, Online
I Blink for a Miracle, Of Rust and Glass, Online/Print
Perched on the Trash of the World, Common Threads, Print
Snapshots, Poetry X Hunger’s 2021 World Food Day (Reprint Online)
Pandemic Diaries, Passager Books, Online
Bon Voyage, Common Threads, Print
Witness, Braided Way, Online
The Thing About Being Shut-In, The Poeming Pigeon Anthology, Print
Walking, Death Never Dies Anthology
Ruminating, Mock Turtle Zine, Online/Print
The Landscape of a Body is Uneven, (Reprint), Black Lives, Print
You Like the Noise of Me, Black Lives, Print
Snapshots, Of Rust and Glass, Print
In the Throat of a Tree, Kissing Dynamite, Online
Changes, Dissonance Magazine, Online
When My Car was in the Shop... Of Rust and Glass, Print
Listen, Of Rust and Glass, Print
Black Birds on a Mantle, The Kerf, Print
Dusk, (Reprint) – PoPUp Poetry, Print
In the Garden, Mock Turtle Zine, in Online/Print
Holder of Hate, Flights, Online/Print
The River, Flights, Online/Print
Fat Meat is Greasy, Common Threads, Print
Notions, SHE CHRONICLES, Online
The Longevity of Her Hair, Toledo Streets Newspaper, Print
What’s Below the Surface (article), The Toledo Streets Newspaper, Print
I’m Trying, Common Threads, Print
The Landscape of a Body in Uneven, Flights, Online/Print
Life on Ice, Flights, Online/Print


Perched on the Trash of the World, 1st Place, OPA 2022 Eco Poetry Contest
Changes, Dissonance Magazine Writing Competition, Poetry Award, 2020
Unsung Hero Award for Community Service, Friendship Baptist Church, 2020
Inspirational Quote – Edify Fiction, Winter Issue, Finalist, 2019
Evolution of an AfroLourdes University Poetry Jam, First Place, 2018
Toledo Arts Commission Accelerated Grant Award, 2017
Smooth, Ode to the Zip Code Contest, 2nd Place, 2027
Backyard Barbecue, Ode to the Zip Code Contest, Finalist, 2017
Exodus, Toledo Museum of Art Poetry Competition, Honorable Mention, 2017
Family Tree, PRIZM Creative Community Art-A-Fair, Art Creative Ribbon, 2016 Digital Photography Award, PRIZM Creative Community Art-A-Fair 2016
Eclipse, PRIZM Creative Community Art a Fair, Second Place Short Story Award, 2015
Timeline, PRIZM Creative Community Art a Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany Award for photography, 2015
In My Neighborhood, Toledo Arts Commission Sidewalk Poetry, Finalist, 2015
Snapshots, Promedica Revealing Hunger Spoken Word Competition, Finalist, 2015
Simplicity – TMA Ekphrastic Poetry Contest, First Place, 2014
The Landscape of a Body is Uneven (literature) in collaboration with Rineil
Rayford’s (art) Body Sculpture I; PRIZM Creative Community Beyond Words Art Exhibition, Fourth place, 2014
Miss Ella Sings – TMA Ekphrastic Poetry Contest, Second Place, 2010
Blue Refrain  – Scratch Pad, Toledo Artists Club, First Place, 2010

SpoFest Open Mic Poetry and Prose, June 2021
Black History Poetry Guest Poet, Toledo school for the Arts, 2021

“The Thing About Being Shut-In“, [1.00.39 sec], The Poeming Anthology, 10/9/21

Writer Talk, “Death Never Dies” Anthology 6/27/21

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