Ernesto Mercer is the author of the chapbook Gunpowder + A Match (outbackintheshack + Carolina Jones Ink, 2011). A teaching artist and independent scholar, Mercer is also a Mayombe priest, and has performed his poems at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Whitney Museum, Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, and Split This Rock Poetry Festival.
To read more of this author’s work:
“The Beg,” It’s Your Mug Anniversary Issue, Vol. 10:2, Spring 2009.