I am a poetic prose investigator.
Sent to investigate the somatic self, the guttural feelings that arise in response to emotions.
I explore the themes of Black American identity, religion, the duality of relationships, love, the uncomfortable erotic, the space in between, home, and the merging together of the spirit, dream, and realistic worlds. How do these themes shape and shift our human nature? Do they? How are these worlds expressed in the written world? When addressing the human condition, I am invested in human consciousness as a constant condition and present positionality. As humans we are always dealing with and unpacking our emotions. I think about an experience past, or present that I have a somatic connection with/to. I write one line that I remember, feels capturing of that feeling, or someone said in the experience. Where do these triggers take us? What as humans do we refuse to connect with? What are we too afraid to unpack to/for ourselves?
Currently I am working on my first poetic prose book, Black and Blueprints, accounting a hodgepodge of relationships with self, place, time, spirit, sex, emotion, and race, mainly presented in chunks of charged poetic prose.
Photo by Nye Lyn Tho