I'm an award winning poet and performer. While I make part of my living as a writer, the majority of my income comes in my 9-5, which as teachers and other youth workers know youth work goes well beyond 9-5.
Right now, I only write poetry or essays when I can, update my facebook with social commentary, short critiques of other writing or current happenings in the world when I have the extra energy-these days that's rare. With your help I hope to be able to shift into working my "9-5" only part time.
I plan to:
1. post weekly videos of me reading new work in their various stages to my youtube channel
2. post weekly videos of me reading from my Novel in progress "Never Open This"
3. write a monthly critical essay on current events surrounding, most often, race, gender, class, sexuality, art, education and their many intersections. Here is an example, I hope to do more of this work with greater care, intention and frequency:
4. And of course, just write more in general. The work people have come to know me for has come from years and years of diligent commitment to my craft. Some poems or essays take weeks. Some poems or essays take years. Rest assured, in addition to the consistent production of essays, poetry and videos, I will be writing more and diving further and further into my craft evolving week after week as an artist, thinker and person navigating this world through my writing.