Writing

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Fiction

Memoir/Essays

Poetry/Experimental Prose

Interviews


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Fiction

  • “Man of the House” (reprint), The Best American Short Stories 2022, 2022
  • “Mama’s Boy,” Iron Horse Literary Review, 2022
    • Pushcart Prize nomination
  • “Man of the House,” Ecotone, 2021
  • “Daddies and Sons,” The Rumpus, 2021
  • “What We Knew (The South, c. 1918),” Green Mountains Review Black Voices issue, 2021
  • “How to Kill Gra’ Coleman and Live to Tell About It (Vauxhall, NJ, c. 1949)” (reprint), Strange Encounters (Missouri Review Books), 2021
  • “Family Tree,” Prairie Schooner, 2020
    • Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award recipient
    • honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories 2021
  • “How to Kill Gra’ Coleman and Live to Tell About It (Vauxhall, NJ, c. 1949),” Missouri Review, 2017
    • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship recipient
    • honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories 2018
  • “Reign,” Obsidian, 2015
  • “Leaving Edina,” Kweli, 2014
  • “Yellow Brick Secrets,” Tidal Basin Review, 2010
    • NEA Literature Fellowship recipient
    • Tidal Basin Review Editorial Prize recipient & Pushcart Prize nomination
  • “Forest Blood,” Obsidian, 2007
  • “Woman Blood,” Women. Period. (Spinsters Ink), 2008
  • “The Pose,” Just Like a Girl (GirlChild Press), 2008
  • “SDX,” Warpland, 2004 & 2005
  • Untitled novel excerpt, Warpland, 2003

Memoir/Essays

  • “Dirty Money,” Relations: An Anthology of African and Diaspora Voices (Harpervia), forthcoming 2023
  • “Naturally: A Hair Journey to Africa and Beyond,” Trauma, Tresses, & Truth: Untangling Our Hair Through Personal Narratives (Chicago Review Press), 2022
  • “The Slave Route,” The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35 (The Places We’ve Been Books), 2013
  • “360 Degrees to Africa,” Baobab South African Journal of New Writing, 2009
  • “Stranger in Elmina,” The Literary Review, 2009
    • PALF Africana Creative Nonfiction Award recipient
    • honorable mention in The Best American Essays 2010
  • “The Joke,” Reverie: Midwest African American Literature, 2008
  • “Oburonyi No More” (reprint), One World, Many Cultures, 7th Ed. (Longman), 2008
  • “Detour on Nzu,” Potomac Review, 2008
  • “Surprise at the Castle” and “Ghana Sabor!” Black Renaissance Noire, 2008
  • “Waiting,” WorldView, 2008
  • “New Christmas,” Crab Orchard Review, 2007
  • “Welcome Home,” Babel Fruit, 2007
    • Illinois Arts Council Fellowship recipient
  • “A Question of Tradition,” Transitionsabroad.com, 2007
  • “Oburonyi No More,” Homelands: Women’s Journeys Across Race, Place, and Time (Seal Press), 2006
  • “Obruni,” Museum of the African Diaspora’s online Story Project, 2005
  • “Akwaaba,” Black Arts Quarterly, 2005
  • “Home Away From Home,” Black Culture Centers: Politics of Survival and Identity (Third World Press), 2005

Poetry/Experimental Pose

  • “Waking Dream” (reprint), Mermaids Monthly, 2021
  • “Cotton,” Taint Taint Taint, 2021
  • “Drought,” FLAPPERHOUSE, 2017
    • nominated for 2018 Best of the Net & Best Small Fictions anthologies
  • “Waking Dream” (reprint), Black Mermaids: In Vision and Verse, catalog for City Gallery at Waterfront Park exhibition, Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore, 2012
  • “Lost Kin,” Black Renaissance Noire, 2012
  • “Waking Dream,” Black Renaissance Noire, 2011

Interviews

  • Interview, Swarthmore College alumni magazine, 2021
  • Interview of writer Kem Joy Ukwu, Mosaic Magazine, 2019
  • Interview, School for International Training, 2016
  • Interview of writer Bridgett M. Davis, Mosaic Magazine, 2014
  • Brainstorming with Kim Coleman Foote, Nicolaus Writing blog, 2014
  • NEA Art Talk with Fellow Kim Coleman Foote, 2014
  • You Enter Into a Relationship with Your Novel, People Who Write blog, 2013
  • Interview of writer Tiphanie Yanique, Mosaic Magazine, 2011