Here’s a video of the poem I performed tonight about men’s responsibility to talk to other men about rape culture.

I’ll be at UC-San Diego, Brainerd MN, Northwestern University, Minot ND and Portland State University before the month is over. Check out the full calendar at

In case anyone missed it, I released a new video.

Guante: A Pragmatist’s Guide to Faith

Thanks for listening.

"It is no difficult thing to convince 100 people to scream."

30,000 views isn’t bad for a video that’s really just me sending subtweets left and right, haha.

Thanks to everyone at CSU for a fantastic event. More #SAAM programming all week. Here’s a very cool photo via Monica Rivera. More photos from the set here:

  1. Camera: Nikon D7100
  2. Aperture: f/2.2
  3. Exposure: 1/60th
  4. Focal Length: 50mm

NEW VIDEO! Guante: A Pragmatist’s Guide to Faith.

More info here.

SHOUTY GUANTE. Photo via buttonpoetry.

Saturday 4/5. 3-7pm at the NEW Bedlam Theatre in Lowertown. I’ll be performing too.

Creating Home, a pilot program of COMPAS and Land of Gazillion Adoptees (LGA), will connect adoptees and world-class artists.

Had a panel discussion last night with me, Toki Wright, Desdamona, The Lioness and Slug. Lots of interesting dialogue. A few highlights and action points in this link.

Thanks to Upworthy for posting my video on their Facebook just now; the piece was featured on their site a while back, so it’s nice to get a second push now. Here it is if you haven’t seen it yet.

Cool photo by Bruce Silcox. Me, Brother Ali and The Lioness at the MN State Capitol.

  1. Camera: Nikon D600
  2. Aperture: f/2.8
  3. Exposure: 1/80th
  4. Focal Length: 37mm

My new project. It’s one half-hour-long track and it’s FREE.

Making great art is only half the battle. As independent musicians, writers and artists of all kinds, we also have to work to get it heard, and this means being able to navigate the sometimes confusing world of media.

I’ll be facilitating this class/conversation tomorrow about that stuff. Registration required.

Some of you may know me as a poet; some of you may know me as an educator/activist/person. But here are my last six albums, and I have no issue with saying that it’s as strong a six-album run as you’ll find in all of indie hip hop. Half of them are free, too.