My poem, “The Nightmare and Her Nine Foals,” was a finalist for the 2016 Rash Award in Poetry. I’ve always been proud of that piece. You can read it in the 2017 issue of Broad River Review.
The above is a video of me reading my poem, “Aleppo under snow,” at the 2017 Writers’ Ruckus.
Sequoia House is offering for purchase a signed and numbered limited edition broadside of “Aleppo under snow.”
Proceeds will go to Save the Children’s Syrian Children’s Relief Fund, which directly helps children and families in Aleppo and elsewhere in Syria.
I just wanted to remind people that the official deadline for the Sequoia House Chapbook Prize is coming up June 1. However, the deadline has been extended to June 9 for those who need extra time. I encourage anybody who has something they have been thinking of submitting to take this chance to do so. Here are the full guidelines.
I’ll be reading this coming Thursday (April 20, 2017) at the Writers’ Ruckus at the College of San Mateo. It starts at 2:00 p.m. and is in the Bayview Dining Room in Building 10. Come if you can!
Wish us all luck!
I am delighted to say that I have a piece in the wonderful new issue of Whirlwind Magazine. Check it out.
I would like to announce a wonderful new opportunity for any who are interested. If you have a short work you would like to publish—20 to 40 pages in length—you now have the opportunity to do so with the Sequoia House Chapbook Prize.
The prize is open to all genres (poetry, short story, nonfiction, journalism, photography, personal history, recipe book, visual art, comic book, etc.) and to all people. The winner will be published as an artistically crafted chapbook, distributed online and in San Francisco Bay Area bookstores, and publicized through various channels, including one or more public readings in the Bay Area. However, don’t let any of the Bay Area specific references deter you. Indeed, the Bay Area is a large and thriving cultural region, but the prize is open to all people, no matter where they may be situated.
I encourage you to find out more about Sequoia House and the Sequoia House Chapbook Prize.
I have a piece, “A Mark, the Story of a Shear,” in the new issue of Sonic Boom. You can check it out here.
How do you counter a language that speaks only in lies? Continue reading “How do you counter a language that speaks only in lies?”
Protogenesis, which means “before the creation,” as well as a “first attempt at creation,” is a chapbook of some of my poems. As I remark in a kind of prolegomena that precedes the collection, what the pieces included have in common is an exploration of my lifelong preoccupation with the evolution of form out of chaos. Protogenesis is available here from Sequoia House.
They have the multi-billion dollar Bay Area real-estate industry and a legion of the best lawyers money can buy.
All we have are our own voices.
And raising them together. Continue reading “A Fete for Community Solidarity”