why calling yourself a diva matters

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Blog
why calling yourself a diva matters

Ladies! I’m talking to you! You know who you are. You are pretty unstoppable in your world. Whatever it is you’re doing, you make sure you do your best and people notice you. And when you’re best doesn’t work out, you believe there’s something else you can do. In the end, you keep trying. You […]

in the good company of my fear

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Poems

 in the good company of my fear it still comes to me just when my pen goes to paper don’t write that it says what will your mother think it constantly reminds me it has been years since my mother first found my first manuscript and said no to some poems these are not the […]

Hyphen-American

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012 in Poems

you ask what I am where I come from and this is all I can say I stayed up all night formulating this thesis so please listen well so you won’t ask again (so here you go) I am Hyphen-American I’ve memorized the slash between African and American I know you’ve tried hard changed my […]

I Celebrate Your 18th Birthday Without You

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012 in Poems

I Celebrate Your 18th Birthday Without You* lick lip whip pour bake wrap gift spread frost cake car screech life stand still wave crash bring heart break -Uchechi Kalu Copyright 2002 All rights reserved. *My brother Emmanuel Kalu, died on February 24, 2001, one day before his 18th birthday. T’ang poetry is a style of […]