Reply to a Poetry/Po-Biz Question Asked to Me on Facebook

I recently received a question on Facebook, and I thought I would answer it here.

Question: How does a person become an established poet or writer? Is it necessary to first publish a book and have it recognized by established organizations?

So, this is one of those questions with many possible answers. I can only respond with what I know, and with what I have tried to do. [Read on…]

What does it mean to decolonize the creative space #2

What does it mean to decolonize the creative space #2

Who makes the rules? Are we OK with that? Do we follow the rules? Do we break the rules? How do we get what we want, as individual and community artists? How do we get to do what we love to do as artists? And then finally: are we interested in social change? If we are interested in social change, what are we doing, how are we participating in movements towards social change?