One San Mateo Candidates’ Forum

One San Mateo

Come hear the candidates for the San Mateo City Council answer questions on the vital issue of housing and what San Mateo needs to do to be a fair and inclusive city.


Held in partnership with FAITH IN ACTION and the WORKING FAMILIES ALLIANCE.


October 1, starting at 7 p.m.


The Congregational Church of San Mateo,
225 Tilton Avenue,
conveniently located near downtown San Mateo


One San Mateo Candidates’ Forum – Flyer – Full page – English

One San Mateo Candidates’ Forum – Flyer – Quarter page – English

One San Mateo Candidates’ Forum – Flyer – Full page – Spanish

One San Mateo Candidates’ Forum – Flyer – Quarter page – Spanish

View original post

“Aleppo under snow” Reading and Broadside

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.

Announcing the Opening of the 2017 Sequoia House Chapbook Prize


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.



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.