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Gutters & Alleyways Book Launch

I am extremely excited about releasing this beautiful anthology, Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle, with  Nancy Lynée Woo through out joint social justice project, Lucid Moose Lit. If you live in the area, come out to our event on Sunday, September 28th! RSVP on Facebook for more details.


Events · Feature Readings · Music

SheZilla on October 5th



This is going to be a fierce event where I get to feature my current and future Sadie Girls: Nancy Lynée Woo, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, JL Martindale, and Elmast Kozloyan. Lucid Moose is also represented, so you get an even extra special-er night! Find more information on the Facebook event page and at SheZilla.

All the Tiny Anchors · Books · Publications

Reviews of All the Tiny Anchors

I got my second unsolicited review on Amazon! I am very humbled at the kind words that people are sharing with me publicly and privately. The collection is based on a real heartbreak I experienced. Much of the journey in creating the book was a healing process. I wanted to tell the story in the best way I knew how and be done with it. I really wasn’t sure how people would react since its a very specific theme and personal story. The poems are not experimental and don’t try to push envelops. They are just honest pieces of my heart. Every time someone tells me how the book has affected them, I am truly honored that my poems are finding their way into the lives of others. Thank you!

Check out the Amazon reviews. 

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Long Beach Folk Festival

10352906_822705077751553_1108509089457140228_n On September 27th, 2014, The Long Beach Folk Revival Festival will be taking over the Rainbow Lagoon in downtown Long Beach. Our favorite indie bookstore, Gatsby Books, will have a booth across from the Mill Stage. My poetry partner in crime, Nancy Lynée Woo and I will be at the booth from 2-3 pm to represent all of our poetry projects: Cadence Collective, Sadie Girl Press, and Lucid Moose Lit. Come by and say hello!


Cadence Collective: Year One Anthology!

I am so proud to have this collection ready for you all! Have a look and buy one for yourself.

Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets

After an entire year of daily poetry and three long months of selecting, editing, designing, and proofreading (no summer vacation for this teacher), Cadence Collective is proud to announce its Year One Anthology. We are releasing a beautiful, soft cover, printed-on-paper, actual book that includes over 100 poems by 57 Cadence poets who have been connected to the Long Beach community. Books will be available for only $15 at many fine independent bookstores in the Greater Long Beach Area and beyond, such as Gatsby Books (Long Beach), Read On Till Morning (San Pedro), and Half Off Books (Whittier). If you have an independent bookstore who you’d like to recommend to carry our anthology, please let us know at

If you live nowhere near these fine places, you may purchase it through the Sadie Girl Press Bookstore or through Amazon. Please feel free to leave a review or comment on our

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Events · Special Projects

Bird UP!


This amazing project is called Bird UP! Local artists create works of art on simple birdhouses. The newest series will include 20-second sound clips of bird poems. I’m happy to have my poem, “Night Birds”, recorded and attached to one of these lovely creations. You can see them on display on October 18th, between 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM as part of the A LOT Initiative at the open lot on Artesia and Atlantic in North Long Beach. Bird UP! will have future birdhouse events posted on their Facebook page, so follow them!


San Pedro River Review Vol. 6 No. 2

The new issue of of the San Pedro River Review is out with my poem, “Lament for the Atlantic”! I couldn’t be more honored to share pages with someone whose work has meant more to me than I can explain. Ellen Bass. It’s almost as amazing as sitting behind Sharon Olds at AWP. I am also happy to be in the same journal with my poetry mother, Ricki Mandeville; Lucid Moose Angel, Michael Dwayne Smith; and Long Beach legend, Gerald Locklin. How did I get so lucky?

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2014 · Publications

New East Jasmine Review!


10661942_525442644256147_3627608698985271765_o The newest issue, Volume 2: Issue 2, of East Jasmine Review has so many beautiful things to read, from stories to poems and reviews. I am honored to have three of my newest poems, “Dust Universe”, “The First Him”, and “Scent Stained” included among writer’s like Nancy Lynée Woo, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Terry Wright, Clifton Snider, Zack Nelson Lipoccolo, Michael Cantin, Kevin Ridgeway, Scott Noon Creley, Christina Foskey, and K. Andrew Turner. For the price of a fancy coffee, you can read over 100 pages of wonderfulness.