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"Chasing Waterfalls"

 Barellhouse

"Cartographies of Heartache"

The Offing

"All Eyes on Grief: Processing the Pain of Loss in Public"

Madame Noire

 

"Juneteenth Reflections: Grief Work is Freedom Work"

Black Youth Project 

"Black Dreams, Black Love, Black Freedom Through The Eyes Of Assata Shakur"

Madame Noire

"Moving Memorials: Adornments and Altars as Sites of Remembrance"

The Deadlands

"For fahima On the Occasion of Flight: Words from the Overground"

Electric Marronage

Dance My Pain Away

Crab Creek Review

Non-Fiction

"My dad also taught me grooming rituals—how to repair and restore. How to salvage. How to bring healing to things."

From "Cartographies of   Heartache"

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"Reclaiming Our Time"

Torch Literary Arts

 

"Lottie"

Stellium Literary Magazine

 

​"The Concise Catalog of Deep Grief Objects"

Second-Skin Mag

"PERISHABLE"

Raising Mothers

"Second Helping of Grits"

ARTWIFE

"Belle's Boy"

SISTORIES

"You Will Know Your Tribe by Their Joy"

Black Speculative Arts Movement

Fiction

“ I didn’t get a fresh start like you getting. Wasn’t no leaving behind my sorrow. I was sleeping in the bed with it. Packing yours up and taking it north feel like a choice to me.”

From "Belle's Boy"

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“After Lingui: The Sacred Bonds”

 Emergent Literary

 

“If This Were a Lifetime Movie”

The Lumiere Review

 

“I Became the Miracle in the Absence of the One I Wanted”

Heritage

“Ůsmëllļìkėøus§idê (Sonku)”

petrichor

"Edges"

Barrelhouse

"The Magic Church Bus for Sinners"

Voicemail Poems

Poetry

"...The trees have shook themselves/to the ground./An exercise in letting go..."

From "I Became the Miracle in the Absence of the One I Wanted”

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Survival Where the Sea Meets the Sky: Alisa Sikelianos-Carter’s Stars Are Born in Darkness

Sugarcane Magazine

Before You Drown Your Own Fool Self: Survival in Kendra Allen’s The Collection Plate

A Gathering Place

2004: DESTINY’S CHILD, DESTINY FULFILLED

’68 to ‘05

A CONCISE CARTOGRAPHY OF DEEP GRIEF OBJECTS

Michigan Quarterly Review

Cultural

Musings

"...with The Collection Plate, we are called to the altar so that we may collect our breath, testify how we endured our near drowning(s), and yet, managed to LIVE."

From  "Before You Drown  Your Own Fool Self..."

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The South Still Got Something To Say: Ashley M. Jones Becomes The First Black Poet Laureate In Alabama History

Madame Noire

Joseph Coelho On His New Children's Book, Magical Worlds and Poetry

The Bookseller

MADAMENOIRE Talks To Shauntavia Ward About Finding Your Element and Loving the Skin You’re In

Madame Noire

Q&A: Major Jackson of

The Slowdown 

Poets & Writers

Q&A: Phillips Edits Princeton Poets

Poets & Writers

Interviews

"When people think of the south, particularly a state like Alabama or more specifically, a place like Birmingham, they instantly think of a legacy of terror but can you tell me about your Birmingham...?"

From  "The South Still Got Something To Say..."

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Publications

POETRY

Black Mermaids, 2016

Black Mermaids:

Anniversary Edition, 2017  BUY

Black Mermaids:

Gratitude Edition, 2018 (Chapbook)​

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Kareemah and the

Black Mermaids, 2017  BUY

BREATHE, 2018   BUY

HYBRID

Survivor’s Guilt, 2019

Survivor’s Guilt, 2021 (2nd Edition) 

SPECIALTY

2024 Generational Healing Calendar

2023 HE(ART) & Healing Calendar

2021 Stop Shrinking Calendar

2020 Do Your Work Calendar

Do Your Work Zine, 2020

2019 Nah, This Lifetime Calendar

China Martens, editor of  Revolutionary Mothering:  Love on the Front Lines

“Survivor’s Guilt  is a modern classic...” 

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