Winter Solstice, Not an End but a Beginning

Winter solstice brings a short cold day. Tree's buds wait hidden under red-brown coverings their leaves tightly wrapped around one another compressed and silently thinking - the end is near. December roses tremble together on leafless stems their hope flutters while sun's feeble rays fade. But now, in the long dark night, roots remember that the … Continue reading Winter Solstice, Not an End but a Beginning

Favorite Black Authors – History Through a Literary Lense

My interest in writing realistic fiction is due in large part to two wonderful authors, James Baldwin and Dennis Brutus. I met James Baldwin at a poetry workshop of Dennis Brutus, a South African poet and activist, in Philadelphia.The literary works of favorite Black authors provided a lense to see history left out of the … Continue reading Favorite Black Authors – History Through a Literary Lense