Fahrenheit 451 a Book Review

Here's a review I did of Fahrenheit 451 from about a year ago. It's nice to read my opinions on these works with some distance between. #amwriting #amreading

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Solid Ground by Jeff McKown, A Book Review

I happened on Solid Ground by Jeff McKown purely by chance. It was one of those coincidences only social media allows, that my review on Letters to a Young Poet brought on. The work was dreadfully beautiful. McKown finds the most ignoble traits within a person, and, instead of caricaturing them or forcing about melodrama,… Continue reading Solid Ground by Jeff McKown, A Book Review

Nihility’s Gate, A Short Story

The Pacific Ocean roared its heave-ho beneath the boat which Lottie was a passenger. She sat at the bow and faced sternward to capture the faces of the passengers with her iPhone. The men and women, all pilgrims, were dressed in the same white New Balance tennis shoes, boot cut jeans, and plain grey t-shirt.… Continue reading Nihility’s Gate, A Short Story

Second Sigil, A Poem

My these words be a sigil of protection Against those who know me as a writer And see me work a 9 to 5 Elvin and I have to eat May these words be a sigil of protection To deafen the voices of those who wield bullets against #Blackgirlmagic #blackbrilliance and the like This is… Continue reading Second Sigil, A Poem

Letters to A Young Poet, A Book Review 89 Years Overdue

For a book so small, so infinitesimally unassuming, I found incredible depth and a joy that comes with reading an artist’s frank expressions in the book “Letters to a Young Poet”. This book is a collection of letters from the Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke to a young military officer and aspiring poet, Franz Xaver… Continue reading Letters to A Young Poet, A Book Review 89 Years Overdue