Events · Feature Readings

Indiegogo for Gutters & Alleyways

Nancy Lynee Woo and I have been working on an exciting project called Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle and it’s getting closer to being complete. It’s part of Lucid Moose Lit, which is dedicated to social justice issues. We have a release date of September 28th to coincide with the 100 Thousand Poets for Change global event. It includes over 80 contributors from all over. There are a lot of expenses involved with this project, the greatest of which is printing and shipping over 80 contributors copies. We started an Indiegogo campaign to help with some of the costs and if anyone is interested, please take a minute to check it out!
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Events · Feature Readings

September 9th, 2014 @ Empact Open Mic

On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, I am honored to be featuring at a new monthly open mic called Empact, hosted by Felicia Cade. It will be held in the lobby of Epicenter Church at 4801 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, California 90805. It starts at 7 pm with an open mic for poetry, music, dance, and other artistic expression. Bring your creative self and prepare to be Empacted! RSVP on Facebook


2014 · Publications

The Poetry Lab

Since April of 2013, I have been privileged to be a part of The Poetry Lab, a twice monthly workshop held at WE Labs in Long Beach and led by Danielle Mitchell. It’s part generative workshop, part show-and-tell, and part community group. Not only have I have learned so much about the art of poetry here, I also have made immeasurable connections in the poetry world and built a poetry family. Previous to 2013, I have to admit that I wrote in isolation and only shared my poetry with supportive friends and family. I did not learn how to really improve my writing until I received real craft knowledge and constructive feedback from other poets.

I am very proud to be the first on the Member Spotlight on The Poetry Lab website. You can read a little more about me and what the workshop has meant to me on the site. You can also read a poem I wrote from a writing prompt in a Poetry Lab session called “Heaps of Your Life”. Enjoy!

2014 · Publications

Silver Birch Press Self Portrait Series

Photo by Karlee Tittle Cuff
Photo by Karlee Tittle Cuff

“Love Letter No. 1: To My Pit-Bull Self” is now on Silver Birch Press’s webpage featuring self portrait poems throughout the month of August. I am so excited to be included with tons of other poets I admire, like Daniel McGinn, Danielle Mitchell, Jax NTP, and Denise Weuve, during my birthday month no less! You can also listen to the poem on