Where in the World Maya Goode?

I’m in New Orleans!

I took the bus from Tallahassee to New Orleans last night and got here before the city began waking. The first time I visited NOLA was in 1996 before I knew my family hailed from the area. It had a sense of deja vu back then and felt like home in a way no place I’d ever felt before. Unfortunately,… Read More

Flash Friday Fiction: The Boy With The Blue Bicycle

  A boy aims his blue bicycle toward the bridge and takes a ragged breath. Hair the color of old hay sticks to his pimpled forehead and the wheels weave through traffic drifting with the wind from passing cars. It is overcast with deep fog following the evening traffic, drifting over the mountain and tickling the sleeping lady’s breast. He… Read More

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

I read The Sellout for the Literary Roadhouse Bookclub podcast that will be live in a few days. Coming into this book, I had no idea who Paul Beatty was and what to expect. In short… the book in brilliant. I consider The Sellout an important addition to the African American Literary Cannon. It is written in an experimental style that… Read More