When Great Trees Fall, Remembering Maya Angelou

Like many of us, my heart sank when I saw the news on Wednesday morning. I was just up getting my coffee, checking my email, and there it was, a simple headline from NPR, “Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86.” Just two days prior I had read her updated Facebook status…

David Reads “Health Food Diner” by Maya Angelou

We’re nearing the end of day four of my own private NaPoRecMo (National Poetry Recording Month), and so I’ll try for once to get a post in quickly and without too much commentary. Today was Maya Angelou’s birthday. She’s a healthy, feisty, and inspiring 85  years old. As far as I can tell she is…

Barely South Review and Other News

I’ve been so busy working with Word Fountain, the fantastic little literary magazine that my employers enable me to edit (along with three super-cool coworkers who are editors and artists for the mag.) that I forgot to post about the excellent lit mag Barely South Review where my poem “Advent” was recently published in their…