Sound Poetry on Radio Tacoma

David Gilmour interviewed me for Sound Poetry, his radio show on RadioTacoma. Our conversation went a bit overboard and took up two episodes. We discussed the nature of abstract poetry, landscape, cartoons, rock music lyrics, and much more. Check out both installments on Sound Poetry.

Poems on Video: Saints Among Us and Crumbs

I’m delighted to be a part of the Friendswood Library #NationalPoetryMonth Celebration. In collaboration with Mutabilis Press, Matt Riley produced a series called Primary Sources. This video features David Cowen and me reading poems published in Mutabilis Press books. My part starts at 5:21.

The Book Is OUT

INTO THE THE is officially published! The publication date, March 21st, was on World Poetry Day. If you would like your own copy, please purchase one through Backlash Press. They have created a beautiful book, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

The Magic Box

Backlash Press Editor and Publisher Gretchen Heffernan opens the first box of INTO THE THE, and you can watch her do it on this video! I am so moved and grateful to see what a beautiful job Gretchen has done with my poems.

The Poet’s Role in Social Justice

In Houston, poet laureates were in the news two weeks in a row. First, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the opening of the application process to become the 5th Houston Poet Laureate. I cheered, but some complained. Then 22-year-old Amanda Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate, stole the show at the Presidential Inauguration, perhaps even… Continue reading The Poet’s Role in Social Justice

Pop Goes the Poem

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

You Belong

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.

Backlash Press Best Book Award

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:

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