Flash Back

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Framing 2009, Envisioning 2010

Tzyna Pynchback, one of my good writer-friends and I decided to have a conversation about 2009 in all of its beauty and ugliness. We examine the personal and the public and what I think this blog is all about–interrogating culture. What it all means and what can we gather from the music, films, and books that … Continue reading


Flashback Friday

Lately I’ve been working on a number of poems that deal with when I was a kid. Belive it or not, those are the most difficult poems to write. I just dusted off a poem that I started two years ago. Some folks liked when I read it a few times but inside I knew … Continue reading

Flashback Fridays with Tinesha Davis

This is the way it starts. I’m writing a new book and like my last book (and probably the next book) it is set in the neighborhoods where I grew up. This is how it begins. The reminiscing. The going back in the day, the urge to visit where I came from, the obsession to … Continue reading

Fade to Black

There’s a “flashback” section in almost every magazine that I read, usually on the last page. Typically, some historic icon or moment is recovered for all to appreciate. I thought I’d cop this journalistic feature here on Words Matter. Since this is a blog about culture, I thought I’d start things off by sharing a cultural moment.  Albeit a private one, … Continue reading