I've been apart of the poetry community for over a decade now (wow, time flies!) as a performer, a host, a writer and a patron of the art. I appreciate words and the power contained in them. I adore the subjective[ness] of creative writing, the story telling, the truth and hallmark of a citizen's life. I've been published in a variety of print and web publications as well as the release of my co-written book "Unclassifiable: Entries from Entities" and my second book of poems "Between Demon's and Angel's Thoughts," published by Sweet Baby Publishing.
That being said, my ties to the poetry community have not been dissolved. I have focused a great deal of energy and time on photography, and writing occurs at a fraction of my initial efforts. I still host poetry club in school every week where I nurture and unlock my students' creative abilities.
Poetry will never leave me.
This event No More Silence was coordinated and put together by the co-author and amazing poet Kezia Snipe. Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee I have shared many poetic thoughts and ideas with Kezia and she developed from my mentor, to my friend, to my sister. I couldn't decline when she reached out to request my presence to perform. The energy and anticipation to be in front of an audience was building and I notified a few other close talented poets. Then the opportunity to capture this event surfaced and another energy started to develop. I was at the event feeling anxious to speak and excited to shoot.
The talent for the evening was astounding and I was honored to witness Baltimore's premiere poets. They ranged from young voices to a seasoned articulation of society's plights and complications. The topic and focus was National Child Abuse Awareness and the poets poured prose precisely in a manner that proved to be passionate and potent. I hope you attend the next event because I have a feeling this will be annual.