poet

I’m a published poet. Words I never thought I’d type. Because seriously, I can’t rhyme. Or observe the rules of iambic pentameter.

But last week, I debuted in my first-ever literary journal appearance.

With a poem.

In the wake of the Charleston shootings, I wrote through my grief, words and phrases I never intended to share. When I described my scribblings, someone asked to read them. I hit send and forgot her request.

Until she asked me to be the lede
in a special literary journal on
race in America.

I’m proud of my contribution “The Day a Five-Year-Old Girl Played Dead.” It’s the first entry in Minerva Rising’s Sparrow’s Trill: Writers Respond to the Charleston Shooting.

Answers never lie within the lines of any tragedy. Words reflect our confusion, our angst, our mourning, and our outrage.

Get your copy HERE.

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Hurry! Time is running out! Get your final entries for my #DadIsWellHung Contest ready. All entries must be posted by 11:59pm EST this Thursday, December 24, 2015.

  1. Post a photo of said gift on social media.
  2. Hashtag it #dadiswellhung.

That’s it! Every #dadiswellhung update will be entered to win the #DadIsWellHung Contest.

First Prize: A $25 gift card to Amazon/iTunes/Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice)

Second Prize: A $15 gift card to Amazon/iTunes/Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice)

Third Prize: A $10 gift card to Amazon/iTunes/Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice)

And to encourage creativity…..
A $25 gift card of choice will be awarded to
MOST CREATIVE #DadIsWellHung post!!!

The only rules for Most Creative?

  1. Post a photo of said gift on social media.
  2. Hashtag it #dadiswellhung.

So EVERYBODY can wow Dad with creative homages to his well-hung-ness. Come back tomorrow for a selection of our favorite #DadIsWellHung entries so far.

Winners will be chosen at random on December 26, 2015, except for Most Creative. YOU will vote for your favorite. More entries coming later today!