2022 WWPH Winners Announced

Congrats to the Washington Writers Publishing House 2022 honorees: Poet Anthony Moll and fiction writer Suzanne Feldman. While I didn’t play a role in the fiction editorial review this year, I am excited to dive into Suzanne’s collection “The Witch Bottle and Other Stories.” Kudos to Suzanne for coming up such an evocative and memorable […]

WWPH Writes Up and Running

  Launching this year, the Washington Writers’ Publishing House’s online journal “WWPH Writes” is in full swing. Kudos to the fiction editor Caroline Bock for getting the effort off the ground. Submission is free. Any monies raised through the tip jar will go to support WWPH’s operations costs. Please see the WWPH Submittable page for more […]

A Different Kind of Writing Project

Statesboro HIgh and Industrial School Historical Marker, Statesboro, Georgia, October 2019 Recently I had the opportunity to collaborate on writing the words for a historical marker honoring the site of an African-American high school my great-grandfather William James helped to start and lead in Statesboro, Georgia in the early 1900s. Some thoughts and reflections on that experience.  As an English major in college, I was required […]

Toni Morrison, 1931 – 2019

Ms. Morrison Toni Morrison passed today. As the accolades and memories pour in, I am remembering tackling “Song of Solomon” freshman year and invoking her in one of my 2016 readings for “Strivers and Other Stories.” Some notes from that reading: Thanks for coming and giving me a bit of your weekend time. Your support is definitely […]

“Cotton Compress” Published in Callaloo 40.2

  My story “Cotton Compress” was published in the Callaloo Journal’s latest issue, #40.2. Many thanks to Ravi Howard–who led a great workshop I participated in at Callaloo’s 2016 Oxford creative writing workshop session– for recommending my submission. Also many thanks to  Melanie Hatter, who provided key edits to the story and made it much, much better and […]