What is a zine? It's a handmade little book, copied, cut, pasted, and xeroxed, usually sewn or stapled together.

SALE: IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW ME - SALE - until Friday the 3rd you can sign up for six months of zines in the mail HALF PRICE! Nine zines included! $150 if you sign up by August 3rd!

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.

Hear Her Song

I am so excited to announce my participation in this special project! I wrote tribute poems in honor of these incredible women. These poems are the lyrical base for "Hear Her Song"

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A musical celebration of extraordinary women, with honorees including @hillaryclinton, Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, Sister Marilyn Lacey, @michelleobama, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and more! Featuring music composed by an all-female cast of today's leading composers and songwriters, with poetry by @jsuskin and music direction by Kurt Crowley (@crodees1). Presented in partnership with @vitalvoices and @womenlikeusfoundation, with upcoming performances at Washington DC's @ngadc and San José's @hammertheatrecenter with @sjculture.

More information at http://thecanalesproject.com/hear-her-song

Poetry Reading at Nous Tous Gallery

On April 29th I hosted a poetry reading at Nous Tous Gallery in Chinatown. It was a wonderful evening celebrating the work of poets Cecilia Woloch and Mary Ann Taylor-Hall. Poetry is alive and well in the world and I am so happy to support it in my community!

Photos by Nous Tous

Photos by Nous Tous

Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, Jacqueline Suskin, Cecilia Woloch

Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, Jacqueline Suskin, Cecilia Woloch