Buddah Desmond Wins 1st Place in Yecheilyah’s 5th Annual Poetry Contest

Happy to announce that I recently won 1st place in Yecheilyah’s 5th Annual Poetry Contest! You can read my interview and winning poem entitled, “Ghosts, Ghostbusting History + Visible / Invisible Lives (Freedom is Ours)” on the The PBS Blog. This theme for this year’s contest was “Freedom.” 

Major kudos and praise to the winners Daphne Ayo (for “Uncaged”), Renita Siqueira (for “Allowed to Exist”), and Rebecca Whitman (for “Moment of Truth”), and all of the participants!

Much gratitude to Yecheilyah and the committee for the honor. So grateful to you for providing a platform for us to share our work about timely, relevant themes and do it in a way that is enlightening, encouraging, inspiring, and uplifting.


~ Buddah Desmond

Buddah Desmond – Feature Friday Poet on No Line Left Behind

Elated to report that I was recently the Feature Friday poet on TehilaYah Ysrayl’s No Line Left Behind site. The feature includes an interview, and one of my latest poem’s entitled, “Home.” A snippet of the poem is below:

Much gratitude to TehilaYah for featuring me, and for providing a platform to highlight and support poets near and far. To learn more about TehilaYah, go to No Line Left Behind or check her out on IG.

Photos / graphics courtesy of TehilaYah Ysrayl. 

BuddahDesmond Featured in MOOV Magazine

I’m happy to announce that I’m featured in the Winter 2013 issue of MOOV Magazine.  MOOV Magazine, based out of Toronto, Canada, is not just a magazine but a movement geared to helping creative entrepreneurs in Canada and abroad market, network, and inspire.  MOOV provides “a platform on which entrepreneurs can further market themselves and network with each other. The fields we cover allow entrepreneurs from different fields to meet and benefit from one another. At the same time providing inspiration for youth who may be interested in the fields we cover” (learn more About MOOV).

For direct links to my features, go to:  Words MOOV – BuddahDesmond Interview | Words MOOV – Poetry: Prevail.  Check it out and feel free to comment!

Mad props and thanks to Mercedes Olivos and the entire MOOV Family!  Glad to be part of the MOOV Movement!

Follow MOOV on: Facebook | Twitter 

Until next time… Peace, Love, and Many Blessings!

~ BuddahDesmond

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101 Days Project: Prevail

BuddahDesmond to Appear on Black Authors Network Radio Show on 12/10/12 at 8:30PM EST

Image courtesy of the EDC Creations site.
As part of ongoing promotion for my book Prevail: Poems on Life, Love, and Politics, I’m happy to announce that I’ll be appearing on the Black Authors Network Radio Show on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 8:30PM (EST).  The Black Authors Network Radio Show is hosted by Ella Curry, who’s also the show producer and founder of EDC Creations.  The interview will be approximately 30 minutes.  You have the option of listening/participating over the phone or online (on the Blog Talk Radio website).  Interview details are below:
Black Authors Network Radio Show Details
Wednesday, December 10, 2012 at 8:30pm EST
The Call-in Number for this show is: 
(646) 200-0402
If you’re a registered chatter of Blog Talk Radio already, you’ll have the opportunity to win free books and other gifts. 

If you wish to join the conversation over the phone, please remember to mute your computer speakers before dialing in (as there may be feedback otherwise). 

I hope you’ll be able to listen and/or join in. If not, the show will be available for download one hour after the show ends.  The show runs from 8PM-10PM, so the download should be available around 11PM.  You’ll be able to download the show from the Black Authors Network iTunes page or from the Black Authors Network Blog Talk Radio page (direct show link: http://bit.ly/Zu5QXd).  Feel free to check out either page to listen to previous shows.
I’m excited and look forward to the interview and connecting with current and prospective readers/fans.  Please spread the word!  And if you haven’t already, pick up copy of Prevail. It’s available at iUniverse, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and other retailers.

Thank you for your continued love and support!

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Many Blessings,


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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… BuddahDesmond on JoeyPinkney.com

I was recently interviewed on Joey Pinkney’s website.  The “5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… BuddahDesmond” can be accessed here: http://h1t.it/OxrqZm.  There’s also a video trailer for the interview on YouTube.  The interview can also be found on Joey Pinkney’s National Author Interviews Examiner Column and on The Black Urban Times. Please check it out and comment if you can.  Major thanks to Joey Pinkney for the opportunity and the exposure!

~ BuddahDesmond