About Me

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.  

Abbreviated list of accolades

A Civil Community | Southern Poverty Law Center (splcenter.org) 


Edition 3 — Steel Jackdaw

https://www.steeljackdaw.com/edition-3

* Contributor to The Black Sunflower

https://theblacksunflower.com/...

*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.

https://www.splcenter.org/civi...

* A contributing author to The Writer's Place " Voices From the Writer's Place"  

https://thewritersplace.bandca..

*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)

 

Volumes of poetry

*Glass House

*Silver Lion

*Love Story/ Gefahr

*Kaleidoscope

*Burning Blue