Originally from Trussville, Alabama, I began writing poetry as a teenager. In 1992, I jumped on a coal train at a switchyard in Irondale, Alabama and spent a year riding freight trains and hitchhiking around the United States. Shortly thereafter, I relocated to the West Coast where I lived at various locations in Oregon, California, Alaska and Nevada while studying intensely, writing prolifically and supporting myself with odd jobs. Without any success reaching publishers or literary agents, I self published Zoë in 2011 and moved to New York City. In 2012, I decided to present my books directly to the public. I began setting up my little bookstand and performing my poetry in the streets of Manhattan for anyone who would stop to listen. Through the years, I have continued producing new works while also adapting some of my books for solo shows which I performed off-Broadway. Most days, if you're walking through Midtown Manhattan, you may hear me softly singing.