Finally, the full video of my reading as part of the head/heart/soul poetry event from OutWrite 2012. The following poems were recited: “Prevail,” “Gone Too Soon,” “Tonight,” “Power of Love: A Contemporary Aside,” “Luther Is Love,” “Past, Present, Future,” “Everyday Drugs,” and “Politicking.” These poems are featured in Prevail: Poems on Life, Love, and Politics.
Prevail: Poems on Life, Love, and Politics is available at iUniverse, Amazon (Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Book-A-Million (Paperback | Hardcover), and other retailers.
101 Days Project: Prevail
BuddahDesmond Reading Poetry at OutWrite 2012 [VIDEO]
OutWrite 2012 Was a Success
I’ll Be Appearing at OutWrite 2012 in DC 8/3/12 & 8/4/12
I had the pleasure of participating in The DC Center’s 2nd annual OutWrite 2012 Book Festival this past weekend. I’m actually still on cloud nine from the experience. This was the first public event to promote my book Prevail: Poems on Life, Love, and Politics. I consider this festival a true blessing (considering when I found out about it and how quickly I had to move to get involved). I had the opportunity to network with other authors and businesses and gain some new fans.
I was also honored to be featured with Rashid Darden, Monica A. Hand, and Red Summer the Black LGBT head / heart / love poetry reading (I’ll post video of my reading soon). It was a phenomenal experience. The energy from the audience was great. They were really feeling our poetry (which is always a plus). And the turnout was excellent. After the show I received lots of kudos from members of the audience and my fellow poets from the reading. It was also touching to have some of my family and friends present at the event. If it wasn’t for a solid support system, I wouldn’t have made it this far. My support system has definitely helped me prevail.
I look forward to participating in OutWrite 2013. And if you’re in the DC Metro Area next year in early August, you should come check it out.
Major shout outs to: Lin Wang and David Mariner from The DC Center, Rashid Darden, Kristofer Clarke, 2Live2Love, Red Summer, Monica A. Hand, LaToya Hankins, j.scales, Alex Montgomery, Sampson McCormick, Shirley Fletcher, Donald Peebles, and Ra Shawn Chisolm.
If you haven’t had the chance to check out my book Prevail: Poems on Life, Love, and Politics, please do! It’s available from iUniverse, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and other retailers. Also, check out and ‘like’ the fan page on Facebook.