Hello there, and welcome.  



  • I had a great time at the recent Penn Ave Arts in Motion festival—if you picked up a card and are interested in buying a handmade journal, please send me an email. Gallery of available books coming soon.
  • Honored to have my poem, "Free Bleeding, 19 August 2016," up at LUNCH as part of a political poem cluster. 
  • Got poetry? Starting with the Fall 2016 issue, I'll be the new poetry editor over at Lime Hawk, an arts collective and literary press publishing beautiful work on environment, culture, and sustainability. Send me your work! 

  • Are you hip? Then follow me on Instagram: @books_by_sleavens. 

  • My paintings will be coming down from display at EAST END BOOK EXCHANGE during September, but are still for sale—marked down $50-150 from original price. See the paintings here

  • I'm having a great time as a featured reader for Traveling MarLa's African Literature Online Book Club—check it out, and read along! 

  • #CAKE, the 140-second final film from the #makescript project has been released by filmmkaer Jose Munian at Make.Media. View it here