Publication News



I’m happy to share that my poem “Return” has been published in the current issue of WORDPEACE

Here is the link:

And Nomadic Press is publishing my chapbook “How it Happens” this coming Fall.

Gratitude to WORDPEACE

and to Nomadic Press

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Lyrics & Dirges Tonight at Pegasus Books Downtown

I’ll be reading with a stellar lineup of writers this evening at Lyrics & Dirges hosted by the lovely and gracious Sharon Coleman.

I’m first up, so get there early or you’ll miss me.

Here we are, in reading order:

Joyce E. Young
Monica Zarazua
Joshua McKinney
Katayoun Zandvakili
Rusty Morrison

We’d love to have you in the audience!

Here’s the link:

Hope to see you there…

Beast Crawl 2014




Had a great time reading at Beast Crawl 2014 last night. The Beast Crawl Collective rocks!

Writers Tony Press, Robert Pesich, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, and yours truly took the stage and held the audience rapt with our wordsmithing at Spice Monkey. We worked it, to say the least. I had an absolute blast.

Ah…what a night!

For the breakdown and locations of the entire festival, follow this link: