with KB Brookins:
Q1: When did you start writing and whom influenced you the most now and currently?
KB: My first writings in general were journal entries, and I started doing that around 7. I started writing creatively in 10th grade, when I participated in an after school program at my highschool called Poetry Society. My early poetic influences were my friends; in poetry society we’d share what we wrote out loud, and I thought their stuff was so cool that it made me go harder on the page. Of course, I was also influenced by the media I was consuming around me – hip hop, R&B, really bad reality TV, etc. My current influences are more-or-less the same: my friends/contemporaries (jason b crawford! joy priest! Kay ulanday barrett!) and other media (Frank Ocean! Janelle Monae! Podcasts, TV, and etc!)
Q2: Any Pivotal moment when you knew you…
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