I am deeply honored to share the story of Unicorn Press, a small independent poetry press that is a legend in America’s literary culture. _____________________ Coffee Shop, Greensboro, North Carolina: He always arrived by bike, and he sat in one particular seat that I came to know as “that guy’s spot.” He carried peculiar tools […]Read more "Baraka Filled Poetry: Unicorn Press"
I’m participating in a 24 hour reading event at Scuppernong Books, WORDSOMNIA, April 3-4, 2015. My time slot is 9 am, April 4th, where I’ll read original work. If you are in the area, drop by for morning coffee and a little bit of Deonna in your cup.Read more "WORDSOMNIA APRIL 4TH"
I’m putting back on my ghost hat for an appearance on Paranormal Review Radio, Friday, Feb 27th at 10 pm EST. I’ll discuss Islam and the Paranormal, among other things. Please join if you can! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormalreviewRead more "I’m back on internet radio…for a minute."
Recently, I heard a phrase that I adore: Woman of Size. I love that idea. It goes beyond the politics of the”fat” label, which still stings no matter how feminists positively co-opt the word. How lovely it is to say: “I am a woman of size. I contain multitudes. I encompass girths of greatness.” I […]Read more "A Woman Of Size"
There isn’t so much that makes me happy. The list is small but sturdy: I seek great prose, an interesting conversation, inspired spaces, kind folk. In an effort to seek happy things, I upgraded some of my digital audio equipment from my ghost hunting days and started canvasing my local world for interesting people and […]Read more "And Life Continues with A Little Podcast"
Lately, life is busy but merry. I have two recently published essays that I’d love to share. The first, “The Other Side of My Window,” is about how little acts of kindness in everyday practice makes for peace. The essay was written for the Patheos Public Square Best Practices for Peace in 2015. I’m honored to […]Read more "Compassion and Love"
#Ferguson It has been on my mind. I know the narratives are more complex than what the media provides. I am troubled by how the current discussion around race is shaped: People of Color are worried about their lives. White people are worried about property. A lot of white people just don’t get it. This […]Read more "Random Thoughts #2"