Two days in And they give her A nickname Two syllables instead Of three— Her given name too full Of beauty, of vowel, of nuance. High school begins. Fresh start. The time we throw on new identities The time we suppress the old. I’m not allowed hugs What makes me think I can have names? … More Nicked Named (a poem)
My other blog Tales of a Sierra Madre will host 30 poems and 30 days. Join me with your own in the comments. Here’s to a month of poems.
If I was in Los Angeles tomorrow, I’d be reading in this. I’m unfortunately not going to be in town. However, if you are in Los Angeles—do yourself a favor and go. You’ll hear some amazing poets that will blow your mind away. Happy to be in the same pages as these poets. An honor … More Leimert Park Anthology
Dana Gioia is reading at Quincy Library on April 3 and I’ll be reading with him as well. I’ve never met the poet laureate of California. He vowed to visit all counties and this is Plumas County’s turn at the start of national poetry month. Now what to read…come out if you are in Plumas County!
Anyone in the Bay Area want to come to a reading? I’ll be there.
While 2016 may have sucked death and destruction wise (from David Bowie to Leonard Cohen dying to everything in between–and I’m not even touching the election), there was also hope and beauty. This summer in our quiet little town, boxes upon boxes were delivered of books for our defunct school library. With donations from around … More 7 Indie Book Recommendations 2016 (+ my projects)
(forgive me in advance for butchering this form) Library Project Ghazal We need to tell you we’ve had a complaint about the library. An anonymous caller says you’ve got feminism in your books. Kids read books with feminism in them will ruin the morals of the valley. Girls thinking too much of themselves because … More Library Project Ghazal