In Celebration of Black History Month

By |2019-02-15T09:55:56-05:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

     Essex Hemphill—the openly gay, African-American poet and author—truly was a force of nature.  Groundbreaking, Mr. Hemphill blazed the way for talents including James Earl Hardy, E. Lynn Harris…and myself.       So, in celebration of Black History Month, I pay homage to this gifted artist—who certainly was before his time.       And left us way too soon.         Despite a relatively short literary career, Hemphill is [...]