I am a literary adviser, guide, mentor and conduit for creativity. My goal is to inspire and encourage you to embrace and release your inner artist. I assist in bringing your vision to fruition by breathing life into literary ideas and aspirations. You have a voice. You have a story. You have a dream. Together, we will discover the poem or narrative that speaks and emulates your passion. Expression is a spiritual experience that enriches and elevates all.
My compositions reflect a diversity of genres, subjective interpretations and meditative reflections concerning themes of prejudice, racism, socioeconomic inequality, homophobia, discriminatory legacies, suspense, noir, horror and spiritualism. To improve your project or literary journey, I graciously share the benefits, observations, lessons and realities from 35 years of experience as an award-winning poet.
* Contributor to The Black Sunflower
*A contributing poet to the Civil Rights Memorial Center (SPLC) community poem A CIVIL COMMUNITY, a new exhibit that will be featured inside the final gallery of The Civil Rights Memorial Center.
* A contributing author to The Writer's Place " Voices From the Writer's Place"
*Sammy Davis, Jr./ Zora Neale Hurston Award for Arts and Humanities (Georgia State University)
*Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Group Award for Silver Lion poetry collection
*Certificate of Merit Award (Writer's Digest) for Kaleidoscope poetry collection
*Nomination for Lambda Literary Awards- poetry (for the Burning Blue collection)
*Certificate of Poetic Achievement (American Poetry Association)
*Outstanding Editorship Award (Andrew College) for Tiger Tales and Menagerie publications
*Blue Ribbon Award (Southern Poetry Association)
*Love Story/ Gefahr