Langston Hughes: Poems, Photos and Notebooks from Turkestan

Langston Hughes: Poems, Photos and Notebooks from Turkestan (Honorable Mention, Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism (Poetry Foundation, 2015) Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, Series. Center for the Humanities, the Graduate Center, the City University of New York, 2015. Description: In 1932, along with a group of African American activists and writers including novelist Dorothy […]


Cabul in Portuguese

Sometimes, it takes writing a resume to find some wonderful nuggets of your own writing out in the universe. I rediscovered this Portuguese translation of my poem, originally for El Globo magazine that supplemented an article by Toni Marques, journalist and now director of an international literary festival out in Rio de Janiero. This was […]


Writing on the Walls

Kundiman Poets – Writing Race & Belonging: A Live Monument Over the summer, in the midst of research and rest of the summer, I was part of this poetry project with Kundiman poets. On Governor’s Island, we came together to write poetry on the walls. Part of Writing on it All project — 10 poets constructed […]