I retired from my leadership position at Writers in the Schools (WITS) in September, and the editors of Teachers & Writers Magazine invited me to write an essay about what I learned. When I became the Executive Director in the late 90s, the most talked-about book in our library was Wishes, Lies, and Dreams by… Continue reading School, Joy & Revolution: Takeaways from my Time at WITS
Ever had a “damp, drizzly November” in your soul? Check out my essay about reading, listening, pandemic, isolation, and self-healing on RIFF, a publication by Writers at Large. Huge thanks to Thea Temple and the editors at RIFF.
In a very creative collaboration, Gemini Ink and The McNay Art Museum offer up a fun, free way to celebrate the pop art exhibition featuring Robert Indiana, best known for his famous LOVE sculptures. Take a moment and your phone, and you can access a short poem by texting one of these key words: “LOVE,… Continue reading Pop Goes the Poem
On Being, one of my favorite podcasts, has started a poetry video project that is quite beautiful. Check out their page on YouTube when you’re looking for a bright spot of authenticity in your day.
I got some wonderful poet news this week: I won the Best Book Award, and “Into The The” will be published by @BacklashPress in March 2021. I AM SO EXCITED! Thank you to the editors with an awesome mission. I’m so proud to join your fold! Check out their manifesto here: https://backlashpress.com/manifesto/
Headmistress Press posted a video of me reading “We Holy Thieves,” a poem from Teeth & Teeth (2018). Thanks to the editors for continuous support of the published poets!
Saturday, August 10, 2019 River Oaks Bookstore 3270 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77098 4:00pm-6:00pm
Joe Campana, Roberto J. Tejada, Justin Jannise, Lyric Hunter, Paige Quinones, and I will read poetry at the CAMH on July 25th at 7 pm. The event is curated in conjunction with the Stonewall at 50 exhibit on display. Find out all the details here.
Color:Story 2019 is art exhibit that exemplifies this concept– that the arts, when combined, create something greater than the sum of their parts. Artists Leslie Gaworecki and Marlo Saucedo asked poets to submit their work for this project. They chose seventeen writers and created paintings based on the selected poems. The opening for Color:Story 2019… Continue reading Where the Arts Collide: Color:Story Exhibition Opens Saturday
In the realm of good news, Teeth & Teeth made the list of “Best Loved Books in 2018,” according to Headmistress Press. Thank you to everyone who purchased the book. I’m very grateful to Natalie Diaz, who selected it for publication.
Ms. Magazine published a conversation between me and Diane Furtney, another Headmistress Press poet.
My thanks to Catherine Lu for creating a beautiful radio piece about my poetry to close out National Poetry Month at Houston Public Media. You can hear the story here. It’s part of a month-long series about Houston poets called Voices & Visions.
WITS Alliance @ #AWP18 | Booth #812Tampa, Florida |March 7 – 10, 2018 Wednesday, March 7th: AWP Board of Trustees AWP Awards Ceremony feature Joy Harjo 6:30pm, Il Terrazzo at the Marriott Waterside Hotel, Tampa Thursday, March 8th: 12 Noon | Book Signing: Dear Red Airplane (Seven Kitchens, 2018) at University of Houston CWP/Gulf Coast Magazine, Booth 1523/1527 in… Continue reading Where I’ll Be at #AWP18
I’ll do two book signing stints for two new chapbooks at #AWP18 in Tampa. Both will be on Thursday, March 8th, the first day of the conference. I’ll be signing Dear Red Airplane at the University of Houston booth #1225 at 12 noon. If you’re at the Bookfair, please come thru! It would be great… Continue reading Book Signing at #AWP18 in Tampa