“The Gun,” “In the Backyard,” and “Postwar Blues” in The Periphery, July 2020

“Resurget Cineribus” in A People’s Atlas of Detroit (Wayne State University Press, 2020)

“Interminable” in Tammy, Winter 2019-2020 (Issue 10)

“Ellipsis” in Zone 3, Fall 2019

“Transfigured Night” in Vinyl, October 2019

“the moon is a moan” in The Cortland Review, June 2019 (Issue 82)

“Resurget Cineribus” and “The Pattern” in Salamander, Spring/Summer 2019 (Issue 48)

“David, Balletic” in Foglifter, Spring 2019 (Vol. 4, Issue 1)

“Mimesis in the Key of Frantz Fanon” in Hot Metal Bridge, January 2019

“The Lesson” in Contrary Magazine, Winter 2019

“The Satellite, The Many-Headed God, Is Flung” in Tupelo Quarterly, November 2018 (Semifinalist for the 2018 Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Open Prize)

“Cosmogony,” “Storm, 1991,” and “the god of madness” in Hobart, October 2018

“Revelator,” in Sonora Review, October 2018 (Issue 73/74)

“the god of ends” in The Shallow Ends, August 2018

“Society of the Spectacle” in MARY: A Journal of New Writing, Spring 2018

“En Route to Santa Cruz” in Watershed Review, Fall 2017

“Works Cited” in Propter Nos, Fall 2017

“Stopgap” in Palimpsest: Yale Graduate Literary and Arts Magazine, Fall 2017 (Vol. VIII)

“Scheherazade’s Dream” and “Metastasis” in Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, Spring 2015

“Students Building a Geodesic Dome, Pacific High School, 1970” in Watershed Review, Spring 2014

“Pioneer Day Riots, 1987” in Muzzle Magazine, Spring 2014

“I-75 South: The Steeple of St. Josaphat Aligns With the Renaissance Center” in The Collagist, November 2013

“Items To Be Laid At the Grave of Shelley Hilliard, Age 19” in Uncommon Core: Contemporary Poems for Learning and Living (Red Beard Press, 2013)


Review of Pepper Seed by Malika Booker and Kingdom of Gravity by Nick Makoha in Chicago Review, Winter 2018-2019

“Poetry is Not a Country Club: Reflecting on ‘The Change’” in Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, Summer 2017

“Place-Branding Detroit: Beloved Community or Big Society?” in the Berkeley Journal of Sociology, January 2017

“Is a Change Gonna Come?” in To Light a Fire: 20 Years with the InsideOut Literary Arts Project (Wayne State University Press, 2015)

“In the Same Breath: The Racial Politics of The Best American Poetry 2014” in The American Poetry Review, March 2015.
——Reprinted in Critical Creative Writing: Essential Readings on the Writer’s Craft (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018)

“Me and the D: (Re)Imagining Literacy and Detroit’s Future” in English Journal, May 2014 (co-authored with Danielle Filipiak)