Themes in your work: Masculinity, identity and displacement, sex, culture, politics, and violence.
Favourite poem I have a lot of poems that could be considered as "favourite" poems. However, as you asked in this particular time, I find myself going back to a poem by Malika Booker called "Pepper Sauce". I'm currently exploring poems that sneak up on you without knowing, and this poem does just that. You get the people involved, the situation, but it still holds back until it's ready, and yes, I would love my work to have the reader going through similar emotions.
What comes to mind when you think of the word "messages"? Not too complex, not oversimplified. Now I am older, I think about the things I wasn't told when I was younger, the things I experience or experienced and how best to get this across through my art. Ultimately, how would I like to prepare my child for the world? What do I want to say, leave behind, and challenge?