writin' and whatnot

BIG NEWS! (I'm smiling...and no matter what time of day you read this, I'll be smiling.)

THIS SUNDAY, I will reading my latest piece, "Letter to a Dreamer," at... Wait for it...

THE KENNEDY CENTER! Yep! It's for the unveiling celebration of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC. This is one of the MOST IMPORTANT PIECES I'VE EVER WRITTEN, and one of the MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS I'VE EVER PERFORMED AT. I'm humbled an overwhelmed, and grateful to Holly Bass for having me, and Simone Jacobson for connecting me.

Millennium Stage, 6 o'clock, FREE.

Here's an excerpt from the piece:

There have been many anxious nights where darkness has slept around me

my lover cocooned in a coziness I have yet to meet.

My eyes swollen with exhaustion my body sputtering on its way down

but my dream wont stop crying screaming like a colicky infant child.

Sometimes I think it needs to be changed.

Usually it just needs to be fed.

Note: "Letter to a Dreamer" will be published in book form, and available in the fall.