The Blood-Jet Writing Hour featuring Oscar Bermeo

The Blood-Jet Writing HourI’m honored to be featuring next Tuesday on the Blood-Jet Writing Hour with host, Rachelle Cruz. Rachelle has done an incredible job of curating and has highlighted some of my most favorite poets. Again, I return to feeling blessed and being so grateful for the chance to share my work with a broad audience. I’ve been in this game for almost ten years and I know for a fact that if I had told my 2001 self all this would happen, he’d laugh his ass off and shake his head in disbelief. Nuff talk, here are the details and I hope you can spread the word.

Episode #60: Oscar Bermeo on Tuesday, April 19th @ 11 am PST / 2 pm EST

Join Rachelle Cruz as she talks with Oscar Bermeo, author of To the Break of Dawn on Tuesday, April 19th at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST. Tune in through Blog Talk Radio.

Keep updated on The Blood-Jet Writing Hour through their blog and Facebook page.

NaPoWriMo #10: Pigeon Speak

Originally uploaded by Danko :)

My pigeon fascination continues. If this poem survives revision, I think it would be my fifth poem where the venerable city bird takes center stage. And why not? Pigeons deserve hella love. All survivors do.

Shout outs to my dude, Roger Bonair-Agard, his list poem “The All-Black Penguin Speaks: 17 Facts You Did Not Know About Me” was definitely in my head as I was putting this joint together. Like the pigeon, the all black penguin deserves his place in contemporary poetry.

Final shout out to Penina Taesali, her poem “Hummingbird” was the foundation of yesterday’s NaPoWriMo offering. Thanks to some forward thinking folks at Mills College, I’ve had the pleasure to work with Penina and its been an honor to have her share her work with me and broaden my perspective on some political/poetry issues.

Shout outs done, time for the poem.

Pigeon Speak

[Poem was here.]