My second reading of the summer! Please come join me at a reading and book signing to celebrate Toni Ann Johnson's debut novel, Remedy for a Broken Angel. In addition to poetry from me, and a wonderful reading from Toni Ann, jazz pianist Renato Buchert, and journalist and author Richard Torres will host a Q &… Continue reading I Love Being an Opening Act! August 2, 6 p.m., at La Casa Azul in Harlem
A librarian from the Utica Public Library put me back in touch with a piece of my past. I was a part-time editorial assistant at the Observer-Dispatch in 1998 while I was a student at Utica College. My job included writing up weddings, anniversaries, and obituaries, as well as the daily police blotter. But I also… Continue reading Blast from the Past
5. The domain name "latoyajordan.com" finally became available for purchase a few months ago. It is now mine. Take that silly online sneaker website! 4. After 2 years of being in charge of putting my daughter to bed, my husband is now responsible for night-night time (hooray for weaning!). I now have some free hours at… Continue reading Top 5 Reasons I Came Back to My Blog
Great event last night. I haven't read my poetry since I was pregnant (my kid is 2). Thank you to Eslabon for inviting me. Thanks to The Firehouse Space, such a lovely place. Also, check out Andreas Rentsch, his work is fascinating! He uses X-ray film & photo chemicals to create this stirring images.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. --Nelson Mandela
That is, keeping up with this blog. Perhaps it's because I didn't do much writing this summer. But I have been doing my steady Sunday blogging at The Rumpus (and Notable New York listings on Monday), so it's not like I've been sitting on my couch twiddling my thumbs. In other news, not related to… Continue reading I Suck at This
Technically the poem is not new. I wrote it last summer for a workshop I took at the 92nd Street Y with poet Cornelius Eady. It was a great workshop and it was nice to be back with a group of poets, writing new work and workshopping poems. Read the poem at the 92nd Street… Continue reading New Poem at 92nd Street Y: What I Remember