Short Stories

“Splashdown,” Oprah Daily (available online)

“If He Suspected He’d Get Someone Killed This Morning, Delano Would Never Leave His Couch,” American Short Fiction

“Odd Jobs,” ZYZZYVA


“Why I Write,” The Writers of the World Project, The Warren Adler Collection (available online)

“The Bad Literary Citizen,” The Writers’ Room of Boston (available online)

“Part of Me Does Not Want to Describe Kimbilio to Anyone…” GrubWrites (available online)

“On Seeing the Fruits of Your Labor,” The Writers’ Room of Boston (available online)

“On Community,” The Writers’ Room of Boston (available online)

“In Defense of the Second Person,” The Writers’ Room of Boston (available online)

“The Death of a Great Vol. 8: Kimbo Slice,” GrubWrites (available online)


“The Caribbean’s Deadliest Fruit: A Taste Test,” The Paris Review Daily (available online)

“You Came Close–What to Do With Your Personal Rejections,” The Writers’ Room of Boston (available online)


“A Greater Place of Empathy: PN Interviews Fiction Judge Jonathan Escoffery,” Passages North (available online)

“Wading through the Whitestream,” Creative Nonfiction (available online)

“Craft, Process & Finding the Life: A Conversation with Jamel Brinkley,” GrubWrites (available online)

“The Politics of Language: A Conversation with A. Igoni Barrett,” GrubWrites (available online)

“Alum Is National Endowment for the Arts Fellow,” University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts (available online)

Recommended Reading

“10 Authors Pick Their Favorite Pandemic Comfort Reads,” Paste Magazine (available online)

“12 Authors Share Their Favorite Black-Owned Bookstores,” Oprah Daily (available online)

“A Year in Reading,” The Millions (available online)

“Our Contributors’ Favorite Books of 2019,” The Paris Review (available online)