My poems often study the boundarylessness of the human body, and how it exists at the nexus of history, place, and individual experience. My work integrates a praxis of cross-disciplinary arts, tinkering, experimentation, and play. I believe each poem works independently to prod, question, doubt, declare, observe, or confess. Cornel West questions, "How do you generate an elegance of earned self-togetherness so that you have a stick-to-it-ness in the face of the catastrophic and the calamitous and the horrendous and the scandalous and the monstrous?" To his list I might add, "...and the mundane and the petty and the random and the heartbreaking?" My forthcoming collection of poems, Lessons in Breathing Underwater will be released next November (Sundress Publications, 2019).