Someone slipped me a lit

Hey y’all, how are you? I’m doing fan-tastic today! No April’s Fools Day jokes here, btw. Today I’m incredibly excited to be featured over at the Considerings blog for the Slip of the Lit. It’s a fantastic interview where I’m almost witty and I tell you guys a bit more about me. It’s the perfect way to kick-off poetry month for me. Click on the pic and be transported to a whole new world.

A Slip of the Lit Featured On

Speaking of poetry—up there on the right is my GoodReads giveaway for The Shaping of an “Angry” Black Woman. Enter it if you’d like. That would be really groovy of you. Good luck!

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#writestuff Google Hangout Q&A

Hey everyone! Tonight we had the #writestuff GoogleHangout. Every couple of months or so, to shake things up, we do a Google Hangout. Not everyone has to participate of course. Plenty of writers do not want to be on video, and I understand completely. Making YouTube videos on a regular basis has cured that phobia for me. (Now the rest of them…work in progress.)

If you’re interested in joining the chat next time, please join the G+ group here. That’s where I will pin a thread to the top asking for volunteers. I ask that anyone who’s coming to show up about 15 mins early or so. That’s to try to clear up any technical issues that inevitably happen and to chat some before the broadcast. If you don’t want to be on camera, but you’d like to watch it live, we tweet the link out once the broadcast is live. The regular #writestuff TweetChat happens simultaneously (#writestuff) so if you have any questions, you can tweet them at us with the hashtag #writestuff.

Tonight we talked about Camp NaNoWriMo, outlining, particular points in writing that are problematic for us and much more! Check it out and thanks for watching.

Just as a reminder, I’m having a GoodReads giveaway each week of April for my poetry collection. The link is over there in the sidebar. Enter to win if you want. No pressure. 

Here’s the hangout in it’s entirety. Enjoy!

Aloha y’all! 

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Empty counter

Empty Counter: a poem http://penpaperpad.com

Footsteps echo hollow in
empty shell.
Whispers passed here.
Kisses stolen pressed against counter
while little prying eyes
closed for night’s slumber.
Same counter where champagne flutes were filled
toasting bright promise of a new year.
Marbled tile, shining.
Matching minimal fixtures.
Cold. Metal. Shiny. Empty.
Where the paper left.
What’s mine is hers.
What’s hers is hers.
I always hated this counter.

 

I wrote this in response to last week’s poetry prompt for The Reverie Journal about a change. For some reason, when I pictured a change it was more of a negative. Instead of a beautiful Spring day, I thought of divorce. Bright and cheery one, aren’t I?

Also, in honor of Poetry Month, I’m doing a different giveaway each week on GoodReads. That’s four chances to win a copy of my poetry collection, The Shaping of an “Angry” Black Woman. I’ve made it easy by putting a link in the column there. Have a click and give it a go! Ya never know .

 

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

 

Aloha y’all! 

 

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