The Hourglass Flow


Congratulations, Koye!

My boy, Koye Oyedeji, a writer and award-winning teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts had his short story, "Mr. Tuck," selected for publication in the City Paper's  fiction  issue. "Mr. Tuck" is about a young Nigerian boy and a neighborhood eccentric who's either crazy or endowed with magic. Read the story

What Are You Packing?

Buzzfeed's got their list of 16 books you can finish while traveling. With these kinds of list, something always gets left off. Check out their list here, then keep this conversation going by sending your responses to my email (I might use your responses for a future blog post).


Forthcoming Collection

The news of any new poetry collection is already exciting. But news of Brian Gilmore's forthcoming collection, We Didn't Know Any Gangsters (Cherry Castle Publishing), is enough to lasso the sun back into the sky, even if it's evening. I'm amped. Wanna see why? Read his poem, "Billy Bathgate," then check his blog. 



Center for Poetic Thought

DC folks, if you haven't been to the cluster of new buildings outside Brookland metro, you should this Sunday. The Center for Poetic Thought is hosting a poetry reading with Brother Yao and Sami Miranda. Click for address and directions

Afaa Michael Weaver Reflects on Amiri Baraka

Our legends are dropping off. Of Baraka's passing, poet Derrick Weston Brown recently told me, "Damn! When we were at Furious Flower in 2004, we weren't sure who would be around for the next conference." RIP Baraka! Read Weaver's reflection.


Poetry Special Sale!

There are about 120 poems between Derrick Weston Brown's Wisdom Teeth and my DRIFT. Get them for a grand bargain of 17 cents a poem. Learn More



The Hourglass Flow

To write all night long, the hourglass is still slow/flow from Hellborn to free power like Wilco. --MF Doom (from De La Soul's "Rock Co Kane")

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