I love having talented friends who make really cool projects like an entire anthology based around the letter V. Three of my poems, “Class”, “I pay tax to your grin”, and “Apology to the Palm Trees” joins poems by many talented poets, including some friends of mine, Dania Ayah Alkhouli, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Donna Hilbert, LeAnne Hunt, Tamara Madison, Betsy Mars, Natalie Peterkin, Wendy Rainey, Kevin Ridgeway, Joan Jobe Smith, Thomas R. Thomas, K. Andrew Turner, Aruni Wijesinghe, and Terry Ann Wright. V Poems is edited by Shannon Phillips and published by Picture Show Press.
Kind words about my upcoming full-length book from Alexis Rhone Fancher. Preorders for Conversations with Gravel are available though October 5th at the SadieGirlPress.com bookstore. You can pay $3 for shipping or select Pick Up if you are local when you first open your Cart. Pay only $9 with promo code: PresaleCWG at the Checkout stage.
Honored to have my poem, “5:38”, included in Picture Show Press’s first anthology of poetry from the best of Carnival, the online literature magazine. Edited by Shannon Phillips, this beautiful book includes my poetry friends, Karie McNeley, Zack Nelson-Lopiccolo, Scott Noon Creley, K. Andrew Turner, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Thomas R. Thomas, Kevin Ridgeway, Suzanne Allen, and many more. Find out more on Picture Show Press.
Three of my most gut-wrenching poems are up on Cultural Weekly, “How to Unexist”, “How to Go Backwards”, and “If you ask me what I want”. The first poems is also the title track from my new CD/Chapbook! I am honored to be included with a long list of excellent poets on the Poetry Spotlight edited by Alexis Rhone Fancher. I was asked to submit poems last summer, which Alexis kindly accepted, but she also asked if she could take some photos of me.You can check out some of the photos on Facebook. She is documenting poets all around the Los Angeles area and being included in her series is beyond humbling. Check out her monthly feature called “A Poet’s Eye” to see her view of the City of Angeles.