Come and visit with me this Sunday Dec 9th for our annual pop-up in Atwater Village. I’ll be writing poems from 10am-1pm while Yasmine sells her gorgeous wreaths and flowers. I’ll also have little frames for your poems and my books for sale.
So thrilled to be included with 30 other speakers at The Smithsonian for The Long Conversation. This special event highlights thinkers discussing what makes us hopeful for the future. Scientists, artists, space explorers, drag queens and inventors convene for an eight-hour relay of mini-conversations about what’s on the horizon.
An honor to write at this lovely gathering of beautiful goods and wonderful people!
I had the honor of speaking at an offsite event for the MTV team curated by iamOther in NYC back in November. It was an inspiring day of poetry and connection.
I’m so excited to announce this collaboration with Red Cap Cards! These fine folks really know how to treat their artists and I’m thrilled to share my work in this unique way! More soon, but for now here is a nice profile as I join the family.
Join me for my reading series at The Standard Hollywood on October 25th. The theme of this reading aims to inspire voter turn out this election season. This month I’m joined by poets Derrick C. Brown and Jessica Abughattas. Come and get riled up with us in the Cactus Lounge FREE- 8pm.
Join me for a little desert retreat at Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs. I’ll be teaching on Friday evening October 19th and Saturday morning October 20th. Get a day pass an enjoy the spa, spend the night, and write poetry with me in a divine setting!
What a pleasure to be part of the monthly EPIC reading series hosted by Not A Cult Media at Stories Books & Cafe on October 18th. Keep an eye out for future readings that are a part of this wonderful series.
Come and enjoy this glorious group reading this Friday night!
New Rare Bird Podcast is live! Listen to a talk between myself and short story author Michelle Blair Wilker as we discuss the through links in our writing and the path a writer takes to get published these days.
What is a zine? It's a handmade little book, copied, cut, pasted, and xeroxed, usually sewn or stapled together.
Sign up to get a new zine in the mail every month! Starting August 2018-January 2019 I will be writing and mailing a monthly zine on a different topic. The first series is titled "If You Really Want to Know Me." The content will include true stories, interviews, poems, illustrations and more. I will also reissue my old zines at some point as well! I used to make zines when I was younger and I just love them for their honesty, roughness, and simplicity. The subscription cost is $300* (half price sale through August 3rd) to cover six months of creation costs and life costs. You can pay by check, Venmo or Paypal. I promise each issue will be unique and thoughtful. Sign up below and keep your eye on the mailbox in late August for the first issue!
I know that zines are usually very cheap! The value in this initial seemingly high $300 subscription cost is that you are helping me kickstart this project. In the future I will be selling these zines for a much cheaper ticket price in local shops and bookstores. I will also do a few giveaways and there will be a window of opportunity to pay for the subscription sliding-scale! So if this first push is too much for you, know that I will always do my best to make my work as accessible as possible.
Come and find me on the road for the first leg of my book tour through Northern CA!