Death Claims A Phenom Way Too Soon: A Tribute To Essex Hemphill

By |2015-04-28T17:31:25-04:00April 28th, 2015|Categories: blog|Tags: , , |1 Comment

     This month, Essex Hemphill—the openly gay, African-American poet and author—would’ve turned 58.  Truly groundbreaking, Mr. Hemphill blazed the way for talents including James Earl Hardy, E. Lynn Harris…and myself.       I cannot allow the month of April to fade away before I pay homage to this gifted artist—who certainly was before his time.  Therefore, I’m reprinting my Huffington Post tribute, [...]