2017 · Publications

Snorted the Moon and Doused the Sun

 Three of my poems, “What To Do With Empty Hands”, “Your Dark Sunlight”, and “Somatic” are included in this gorgeous anthology, Snorted the Moon and Doused the Sun, on the topic of addiction. It includes work from many talented poets and is edited by Deanne Meeks Brown and Raundi Moore Kondo.

From the Amazon description, “Charles Bukowski once wrote, “Writing is the ultimate psychiatrist.”  Aristotle believed that writing poetry allowed people “to transform their problems into power and their sadness into strength.”  This is what we hope writing poems for this anthology did for the courageous individuals who submitted their work. Work that is raw, authentic, and deeply personal; giving voice not only to their pain, but delving into their dark side, or humorous side, or bright side, and presenting their beautiful imperfect selves to us all. Because only in this way—when we dare to share our most honest and vulnerable selves—can we transform our problems and find some semblance of self-love and acceptance.” Available for purchase through Amazon.

Events · Feature Readings

Silent River Poetry Summit on September 26th

silent riverThe first annual “Silent River Poetry Summit” will take place at “Irvine Global Village Fest” in Irvine, California on Saturday, September 26th. I will be featuring with many other incredible poets, such as Daniel McGinn, John Gardiner, Denise R. Weuve, Lynne Thompson, Raundi Moore-Kondo, and Richard and Robbi Nester. The event is from 10-5 pm. Hosted by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis, this festival is part of the Silent River Film and Literary Society. Find out more and RSVP on Facebook.

Bill Barber Park : 4 Civic Center Plz, Irvine, California 92606