Essays, Articles & Interviews:

Toronto Specials, on poetry showcased at a Canadian BBQ restaurant: Poetry Foundation, November 27, 2017

How Maya Angelou Taught Me to Live a Fuller Life: BuzzFeed, May 28, 2017

Interview with Jesmyn Ward, editor of The Fire This Time: Bookforum, August 24, 2016

A Daughter Learns Her Father's Legacy: Maya Washington & Her Dad, Michigan State Football Legend Gene Washington: ESPNw (June 19, 2016)

Another Way of Seeing: O, the Oprah Magazine (February 2016)

Indie Director Maya Washington Goes for a Touchdown: (February 26, 2016)

Mother of Black Studies, on "lost" Black Arts Movement poet, Sarah Webster Fabio: Poetry Foundation (February 23, 2016)

Wild Love: An Interview with Poet and Gardener Ross Gay: Poetry Foundation (October 27, 2015)

Afropunk 2015 review: Punk Spirit Prevails as Grace Jones Steals the Show: The Guardian US (August 24, 2015)

Afropunk: The Festival That Takes Black Punk Pride Worldwide, interview and story on Afropunk's founders: The Guardian US (August 21, 2015)

How Luther Vandross Turned His 'A House Is Not a Home' into the Standard: Gawker Review of Books (July 1, 2015)

In Search of "That Feeling": An Interview with Artist Van Hunt: Gawker Review of Books (April 30, 2015)

The Other World Where Everyone Lives: Blueshift Journal (March 2015)


Relax, Relate, Release: Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Cave Canem 20th Anniversary Issue (April 2017)

'Is It Because You Don't Trust Anyone, Or They Can Misconstrue Your Words?': ESPNw, February 3, 2017

Fathers Who Aren't in Heaven [p. 69]: Fjords Review, Black American Edition (2015)

To My Father: Amazon's Day One (December 24, 2014)

Enter to Win: The Misanthropy (Issue 1: September 2014)

Beef: Vinyl Poetry (Vol. 9, November 2013)

We'll Always Have Négritude: Blackbird (Vol. 11:2, Fall 2012). Reprinted in SPOOK #4: Afro-Future

Bible-Eater: The Black Bottom (Jul. 19, 2011)

Afterschool: The November 3rd Club (Summer 2010)

Toiling: The November 3rd Club (Summer 2010)