Los Angeles Readings and What Not

Tales of a Sierra Madre

I have not lived in the town of my birth consistently since perhaps six months in 2002. Nevertheless, it calls me home in some sort of a reverse Persephone myth (my mother alas lives in the mountains near me).

And as I’m headed to the home land I realize it really is also the home to so much of my work.

On June 15th I’ll be reading here with many people I have not met. I’ll be reading a weird bizarre-esque story that seems appropriate for the evening and I finally get to meet Laura Lee Bahr in person! At King Harbor Brewing Co. In Redondo Beach at 7 pm.

On June 24th I’ll be reading with one of my favorite Los Angeles poets V. Kali! I LOVE HER WORK! And she has a full collection out at the moment. I’m kind of an out of print girl at the…

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Library Update

Well there's good news and bad news on the library front. I'm not too worried about it and I think we will al persevere just fine. Indian Valley Academy and Greenville High School and the districts that run them have decided to dissolve their partnership. My editor did a brief editorial on it: Schools head toward divorce. …

The Wearing of the Red

A little International Women’s Day poem…

Tales of a Sierra Madre

I read this poem I wrote at a rally today:

The Wearing of the Red (on International Women’s Day)

I am the color of …

Anger…of red in the face blush and shame

Of things perpetrated against us that we still cannot name

I am the color of…

Passion…of my own satisfaction…of a longing and desire so deep

that only I have the power to fill and execute the dreams of my sleep

I am the color of…

Heat…of fire and warmth, of rage and indignation

Against the ice and cold shoulder misogyny of our nation

I am the color of …

Good Fortune…a symbol of good luck, the possibilities unbound

With support and education and opportunity found

I am the color of …

Blood…of ancestral remembrance, the cycle of our bodies

Coming round to remind us, that we are not commodities

We are flesh. We are cells. We divide…

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