Sunday, September 25, 2011

Forthcoming Publication: Oxford American

I am pleased to announce that the Oxford American will be publishing my work in 2012. The magazine picked up my poem, "Last Call at Walnut Street Blues Bar."

The Walnut Street Blues Bar is a landmark in Delta Blues. It is located on Walnut Street in Greenville, MS directly across from the levee. As I was growing up, the location was a bait and tackle shop before turning into a blues bar.

This is a picture I took there. I know it is nothing fancy, but it is a wall of great musicians that have played there, such as Willie Foster, Johnny Horton, and Lil' Bill Wallace. Fro growing up and playing music in Greenville, MS, Many of the musicians here on this wall I have had the honor of jamming with them.

I will keep everyone posted on the release of the Magazine.