The Poetry of Resilience

On Sunday, October 24th, there will be a Houston reading on the theme of resilliency. Curated by Sarah Gajkowski-Hill, this 6 pm event will be for community and healing. I am honored to participate in this reading; it will take place at Artique (1024 Studewood). Please RSVP to Sarah because space is limited.

Poetry at Lone Star College

I will do my first in-person poetry reading for INTO THE THE on Thursday night, September 23rd, in Montgomery County. Join us at Lone Star College Montgomery at 7 pm, Room G-102. The event is sponsored by the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council.

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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.

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.

How to Stay Curious

I’ve been considering the possibility of starting a blog about all-things-poetry for many months now. It’s not that I think I have the answers. Or even the questions. I’m not looking for a soapbox. But I am interested in the blog as zocolo, as town square, a place of exchange and conversation. I attended two… Continue reading How to Stay Curious