.What A Mighty Good Man; Thankful For Him, Flaws and All

He forgets what you tell him; doesn’t clean up after himself; doesn’t call you enough or even worse calls you too much. One minute you hate him – then you love him. We’re talking about your man. We can all … Continue reading

EGL Artist of the Week: Warsan Shire

you can’t make homes out of human beings someone should have already told you that and if he wants to leave then let him leave you are terrifying and strange and beautiful something not everyone knows how to love. –for … Continue reading

EGL Artist of the Week: Natasha Trethewey

This summer she became my new hero and it has nothing to do with her outward beauty. In June, Natasha Trethewey was appointed our 19th U.S. Poet Laureate (meaning she now serves as our nation’s official poet and will receive … Continue reading

And The Nominees Are…

We’re talking NBA…and no, not basketball. In November 2012, National Book Awards will be given to four authors, one in each of the following categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People’s Literature. The National Book Award Ceremony is designed to … Continue reading

Relationship Advice: Love Him IN Order To Love Again

We learn how to love and be loved from the men in our lives, early on. We learn these things from: Daddy who always told us we were pretty and treated us as if we always had something important to … Continue reading

Have You Heard About Striver’s Row?

  This past July, I visited Columbia University to see a performance by the spoken word and musical collective known as Striver’s Row. Each of the artists in the collective represents a different journey. And when I say these artists … Continue reading