Today I woke up to a nice surprise: I appear as a featured poet on G Jamie Dedes’ site The Poet by Day, an amazing information hub for poets & writers. It was not enough for her to feature just three of my poems! She almost staged my whole WordPress site, showcasing my bio, photo, academic work reference & my chapbook & other poems’ links! Bloody! Who does that? She has been extremely supportive of my work all through, I can’t thank her enough. But this ain’t no surprise, those who know Jamie know she’s doing a great job not only for the literary community but for social justice, sustainability and peace! Cheers Jamie!

Here’s the link : Three

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butcher them carefully

Delighted to have a poem up today at The Poet By Day (July 24, 2018). My sincere thanks to G Jamie Dedes for featuring “butcher them carefully“! I am grateful to her for always supporting my work.

Click here to read butcher them carefully

Thanks everyone!

Photo : John Moore

to be is to bleed away

Delighted to have a poem included in the new release from Better Than Starbucks (May 2018 Vol. III No. V; print & online)! Many thanks to the editors for featuring “to be is to bleed away“. Another poem that takes root in Cuba and draws crosses under the moving shadows of José Marti & Ismaelillo.

Check out the 98 page perfect bound print version here

Click here to read : to be is to bleed away

Illustration: Ernesto García Peña

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one illusion against another foretells a darkness

Pleased to be featured again at the fabulous Duane’s Poe Tree (April 23, 2018)! My sincere thanks to Duane Vorhees for publishing my poem “one illusion against another foretells a darkness” and his commentary about the primary contextual field of the poem in the accompanying note. And he does it so often! I wonder how! No wonder his site won the International Reuel Literature Prize for 2017 under the category of “Best Blog for 2017″ for supporting the works of the poets in the literary world.

Click here to read:  one illusion against another foretells a darkness

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if i can’t see the poem i write & it grows open

A poem for Asifa Bano entitled “if i can’t see the poem i write & it grows open” is up today at I am not a silent poet (April 16, 2018). Thanks Reuben Woolley!

Read the poem here: if i can’t see the poem i write & it grows open

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how long would it take for the braille to shine

Pleased to have had my poem “how long would it take for the braille to shine” featured in a unique artist-run journal The Apache Poetry Blog operated from Sweden (February 21, 2018). Each poem inked in the journal is accompanied by an illustration that conjures the evocative abstractions of the poetic piece. Many thanks to artist & editor Janne Karlsson for this honor!

Click here to read: how long it would take for the braille to shine

Thanks everyone!