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Publications, Reviews, and Lists
"Delicate Webbing" - Nightmare Magazine
My writing explores the darkness within myself and my past. This horror flash is about a frighteningly unhealthy relationship. I hope readers experience the uncomfortableness the narrator feels for participating in something profane and yet falling head-first into it.
"Disrespectfully" - The Deadlands
This is the shortest poem I've ever written, comprised of ~60 words and 2 stanzas. These are the words of a lionhearted ghost, whom I've ensured is now resting peacefully.
"They'll Keep You Gestated" - Death in the Mouth (Anthology)
I was craving a nightmare set in a bright, pristine hallway. This psychological horror short story is my fucked up ode to liminal spaces.
"How to Lay Down Your Burdens" - Air and Nothingness Press (Anthology)
Epistolary stories are my favorite to tell. Letters, diary entries, sermons, and a conjure woman's log book are ways I tell this historical southern gothic about one woman's righteous vengeance. It is inspired by the historical and beloved (especially by me) spiritual 'Down By the Riverside'.
"I Shall Not Surrender" - Anathema Magazine
There's a Confederate monument off MLK Avenue in my hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. It's on the east side of town, the side my elders still call the colored side. Our side.
While this is a southern gothic poem, more importantly, this is a declaration.
Ignyte Award Finalist
"Georgia Clay Blood" - Fantasy Magazine
My mind only turns to one thing when driving between those infinite, barren fields in Georgia. The pain. The torture. I was born on this land and am not far removed from the suffering. This southern gothic poem is my thorny testimony.
Rhysling Award Finalist
"The Deathing Room" - FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction
In defiance of death, I wrote this horror poem for myself when I lost one of my best friends. It's bloody and heartbreaking and insolent.
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