“CORPUS MEUM I” (excerpt) | Queer Poetry Salon | Phoenix, AZ
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above is an excerpt from a poem titled “CORPUS MEUM I” which is Latin for “My Body #1”. I’ve worked this poem for over a year & performed various versions of it at @palabras_bookstore . The piece is set to appear in my first chapbook, tentatively titled “Otherworld” 🪐. Shoutout to @equalityarizona for having me as 1 of 2 feature poets for February’s Queer Poetry Salon ‼️‼️ – – – – #poet #rapper #teachingartist #blackqueerpoetry #phoenix #chapbook #palabrasbilingualbookstore #poetry #openmic #queerpoetrysalon
Stay on the lookout for my first collection of poetry…
“in america” | I Got The Last Word | Avondale, AZ
The final round of I Got The Last Word is now out. I gave a powerful performance of “in america”, and finished 2nd . Congratulations to the winner, I-Dee! His piece can be find here. Remember to check the “Upcoming Events” page for future live performances!
“TRAPHOUSE” | I Got The Last Word | Avondale, AZ
Above is the semi-final round of I Got The Last Word. I performed a piece titled “TRAPHOUSE”, discussing America’s obsession with rap music that is based on the poverty of Black American’s. Footage of the final round is coming within 1-2 weeks!
“Sun Valley” | I Got The Last Word | Avondale, AZ
I performed a new work titled “Sun Valley” for week 4 of I Got The Last Word and “captured Phoenix” in the words of my fellow Hip-Hop poet, scholar, and contestant Oya Sunshine. You can watch this new piece above Come out February 15th, 7 PM at Aroma Mocha Coffee for round 5!
“Generations” | The Reading Series | Tucson, AZ
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Here’s my second performance from @thereadingseries . This piece is slowly becoming my staple. It addresses the generational in-fighting within Hip-Hop culture. Once again, shoutout the homies @sinsafos , @uwushinji , @pochaterca , & the radiant @mostlyraji . See you in a month or two, Tucson!
“Power Ranger” | I Got The Last Word | Avondale, AZ
“Free (Omari)” | I Got The Last Word | Avondale, AZ
Here’s my performance from week 2 of the poetry contest I Got The Last Word this past Saturday on February 1st. Come out February 8th, 7 PM at Aroma Mocha Coffee for round 4! Video of round 3 coming later this week!
“word magic (not a sport)” | I Got The Last Word | Avondale, AZ
“in america” | The Reading Series | Tucson, AZ
NEW POETRY VIDEO
“Free (Omari)” is a response to the inflammatory comments made by Kanye West on TMZ this year. This piece addresses Hip-Hop’s controversial legend with love, concern, reprimand, and rightful anger.
skinnyblk | 2018 Chicago Hip-Hop Theater Festival
Wassup y’all! I know I’ve been slacking on updating, but here is the full-length video of skinnyblk performed at Kuumba Lynx’s Hip-Hop Theater Festival! If you don’t know, skinnyblk is a multimedia journey through my life that celebrates being both Black and gender non-binary by confronting the stigmas of toxic masculinity and race through interdisciplinary performance art. Using anime, superheroes, dance, rap, and spoken word, I challenge the lines separating “boy” and “girl” in the struggle to discover my authentic self.
To my Favorite Artist (original draft)
Nigga: A Monologue
Art Hoe Collective | “skinnyblk jeans”
An early version of “Prayer (Song) For Magic” was the 2nd place winner in the 2015 Wisconsin Academy statewide poetry contest.
Illumination Literary Journal at the University of Wisconsin, Madison published two of my poems, both available in links below: