Emotional Wellness: The Body, Mind & Spirit Connection

“How are you today?” This simple question typically garners an even simpler response: “I’m well.” But have you ever stopped to think about the weight of that question?   Do you answer it honestly, or do you respond methodically and mechanically without giving proper consideration to your actual emotional state at the time? Many people reflect…

Citizen: A Book Review

I was introduced to Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric in an Experimental Forms writing class. We were given an excerpt of Citizen and told to mock the prose/poetry style used by Rankine. I found myself intrigued by poetry that was more than iambic pentameter. I didn’t know poetry could exist or tell a story…

Truth & Beauty: A Book Review

I went 34 years without knowing Ann Patchett. In my defense, I suck at reading all the books I’m supposed to read. When people would ask, “Have you read the latest from Ann Patchett” My answer was always a reluctant, “no.” “Oh, you have to read Truth & Beauty,” they’d say. When I found out…

I Don’t Want to be Your Bridesmaid: A Book Review

“We are all connected through our stories.” That was the answer Adina Ferguson gave when I asked why she was compelled to write creative nonfiction.  Three years after that conversation, she released a collection of personal essays titled, I Don’t Want to Be Your Bridesmaid and I got to witness the connection first hand. If…

Plorkology

I am pleased to have a flash fiction piece, “Harriet Bleacher’s List of Folks to Kill” included in Plorkology: Poems, Stories, and Essays. This debut publication by Plork Press also features work by Sharea Harris, Michelle Junot, and D. Watkins and can be purchased