Thrilled to be part of this love letter to Oakland with a wealth of amazing poets. Thank you to J. K. Fowler and Ayodele Nzinga, Oakland’s first and treasured poet laureate.
As cool as this collection is, its arrival is bittersweet because it will be the last publication from the beloved Nomadic Press. Be sure to check it out.
I was honored to read at the open mic behind sterling poets Jenny Qi (organizer), Shikha Malaviya, Maw Shein Win, Heather Bourbeau, and Laird Harrison. Earthy poems for Earth Day at the SF Ferry Building, such a beautiful location.
It might look like I’m crooning, but I’m actually reciting this poem:
Thank you, Laird for the photo.
If you missed the reading on April 12 with Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte (our host), Dr. Jeanne Powell, Karla Brundage, Sandra Wassilie, and me, please check out the recording:
Thank you, Sheryl and the Mechanics Institute Library for presenting the event. I was honored to read with these fine voices and hear their words.
Looking forward to reading 6:00-7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 12, with Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte (our host), Dr. Jeanne Powell, Karla Brundage, and Sandra Wassilie, all of whom are fine poets I have read with before.
For more details and to register:
This worthy and insightful event will be presented by the SF Mechanics Institute library.
I was honored to read with 30 Unsolicited Press authors on the AWP Bookfair Stage in Seattle. What a blast.
We each only had time for one poem or a short passage of fiction, and all the authors left the audience wanting more. Looking forward to doing it again next year!
Here is a brief video of me reading “The Poet’s Garage”, the title poem from my poetry collection.