Speechless the Magazine, (Winter/Spring 2005) – "The Lost Song of Donny Hathaway"

Random Agenda, (2005, Number 1) – "My Legacy as a Spiritual Man," "Reach for It," "Rift Valley Girl"

Eyeball, (2003, Number 5) – "Going Down," "Know This Secret," "Shapeshifter's Groove"

Beyond the Frontier, (2002, Black Classic Press), edited by E. Ethelbert Miller – "I Know I Ain't Hip No More," "The Next Malcolm Poem"

Rivendell, (Winter 2002, Volume 1, Number 1) – "First Note," "Bless the Ashes," "Night Around My Sleep " also "Uncensored Voice: A Talk with Peter J. Harris"

Find Your Way Home, (June 2002, Exhibition Catalogue), edited by Castillo, Rebecca S.E. Baroma, and Christine J. Morla – "House"

The Antioch Review, (Fall 2001, Volume 59, Number 4) – "Shapeshifter's Groove"

Sons of Lovers: An Anthology of Poetry by Black Men, edited by Arthur Amaker, Wiatta Freeman, Charles Peterson Jr., and Tony Smith (2001) – "Love Love Me"

Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories, edited by Juliette Harris & Pamela Johnson (2001) – "Don’t Even Pretend (The Saturn Poem)"

Drumvoices Revue, A Confluence of Literary, Cultural & Visual Arts (2000) – "Genie’s Night Off"

Disorient: Asian Pacific American Literary & Visual Arts Journalzine (2000) – "A Poet in Love with a Soldier: A Poetic Memoir"

The Ethiops Ear, Claremont, CA (2000) – "First Thing Out My Mouth" and "Me & the Mother of 5 Signify & School the Young Brother w/ Two Kids on the C-4 Bus"

Black Love, edited by Michael Datcher, Venice, CA (1999) – "Court Order," "Safe Arms," "Know This Secret," and "Recipe"

The Global Citizen, textbook for first-year students at Chapman College, Orange, CA (1998) – "The Ocean Is Ours" and "I Am Just a Citizen"

African-American Wedding Readings, edited by Tamara Nikuradse (1998) – "Be Somebody Fragrant"

Catch the Fire, edited by Derrick Gilbert (1998) – "Let’s All Take the Blame"

360 Degrees: A Revolution of Black Poets, edited by Kalamu ya Salaam w/ Kwame Alexander (1998) – "A Sense of Ceremony" and "Only Wine"

What the Body Remembers, exhibition catalogue, edited by Pam Ward, Venice, CA (1997) – "Give It Back" and "Speak a Million Years"

The Bridge Magazine, Washington, D.C. (1997) – "Horn Section"

Prophetic Voices Magazine, Claremont, CA (1997) – "Cult Leader in Training" Body and Soul: Black Erotic Photographs, by Rundu Staggers (1996) – "Love Is Our Nationality"

Soulfires: Young Black Men on Love and Violence, edited by Daniel J. Wideman and Rohan Preston (1996) – "Praisesong for the Anonymous Brothers"

Image Magazine, Los Angeles (1995) – "There’s Always a Black Man"

Los Angeles Times Book Review (1994) – "Life Aint No Product," excerpt from Griot Clothes

In Search of Color Everywhere: A Collection of African-American Poetry, edited by E. Ethelbert Miller (1994) – "Some Songs Women Sing"

I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love, edited by Paula L. Woods & Felix H. Liddell (1994) – "Be Somebody Fragrant"

Waiting to Move the Mountain, Statewide Anthology, California Poets in the Schools (1994) – "Black Boy Gone…Come Back Here"

Catalyst, Atlanta (1994 – "A Sense of Ceremony"; 1989 – "Shum on Love Black Men" and "I’ll Always Be Your Haven")

Ramsess Jazz Calendar, edited by Jocelyn Stewart, Los Angeles (1997 – "No Guitar"; 1996 – "Give It Back"; 1995 – "Believe I’ll Be Your Song"; 1994 – "This Woman" and "She’s Such a Wind"; and 1993 – "There’s Always a Black Man")

The Black Scholar (1996 – "The Ocean Is Ours"; 1979 – "MOVE Africa")

The Poet & The Poem, anthology of guests on the WPFW-FM radio program, "The Poet & the Poem," edited by Grace Cavalieri, Washington, D.C. (1992) – "Love Chant for Adenike"

Konceptualizations, Oakland, CA (1994 – "This Group Name Rufus," excerpt from Griot Clothes; 1992 – "Like a Human Being," excerpt from Griot Clothes; 1989 – "Don’t Only Mourn All My Historical Sores"; and 1988 – "If We Embrace the Satisfied Few")

Word Up, Washington, D.C. (1991) – "Love Is Our Nationality"

Nommo 2, Chicago (1990) – "Some Beautiful Action," excerpt from Griot Clothes

Poetry, published by St. Mary’s College of Maryland (1990) – "Let Me See You Move"

Shooting Star, Pittsburgh, PA (1989) – "Then Comes the Queen"

Saluting the Black American Dad, program booklet, Oakland Black Writers Guild (1985) – "Fumbling at this Big Black Man’s Feet"

Open Places, Columbia, MO (1985) – "Some Songs Women Sing" and "Our Names Are Contraband"

GourdSong, San Francisco (1985) – "Our Names Are Contraband," "Your Own Sweet Stride," and "Passporting My Sovereign Self"

Blind Alleys, Baltimore (1984 – "Frank Marshall Davis"; 1982 – "In/Out Each Other’s Path," "A Denim Hope," and "The Risin Blue Sky (A Tale for Minnie Riperton)"

Ascension, San Francisco (1983) – "The Men Sounding Me"

Colorlines, Milwaukee (1983) – "This Africa in Me"

Greenfield Review, Greenfield, NY (1982) – "We’ve Been the Gods Here" and "From Washington Post/Nov. 13, 1980 -The Saturn Poem"

Goblets, Wilmington, DE (1982 – "Delighted He Could Play God"; 1981 – "Shaped By Blessed Hands" and "Just the Humans Close")

Obsidian, Detroit (1979) – "A Doo Without a Wop, for the Temptin Temptations"

The Black Review, Baltimore (1979) – "Sun Day Ritual"

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