Volume 2

Two Leaves | Visual Art

Two Leaves | Visual Art

Two Leaves All of my pictures are manipulated photographs. After publishing three novels, I turned to making pictures seven years ago when I began to experience vision problems that prevented me from reading or writing except for very brief stretches. I fell in love...
Mint Kisser | Visual Art

Mint Kisser | Visual Art

Mint Kisser This piece was inspired by my time living in the City of Brotherly Love. After growing up in the secluded hollers of the Appalachian Mountains, Philadelphia was new and inspiring, and I wanted to capture a small piece of it for myself. “Mint Kisser” is a...
Legacy | Poetry

Legacy | Poetry

Legacy   i click my wrist bones together like two strangers kept captive i nosedive in friction and curve with the depths trapped in gaps where i just                          can’t                                      find my voice yet, there— lain beneath...
Joy | Photography

Joy | Photography

Joy Taken in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, GA, this portrait uses a wide-open aperture to remove the one branch and the subject from the rest of the forest. To me, this photographic isolation represents an experience of growing up in the South as a person of color...