The Racket Journal is hosting an anti-valentine's day themed reading:
Broke Up, Broke Down, Broke Even.
Come join us on February 2nd, 7pm at The Sycamore in the Mission of San Francisco. I'll be reading with excellent friends and writers Syr Beker, Judith Serin, Marie Sinclair, Paul Corman Roberts, and Lauren C. Johnson.
The International Women's Writing Guild (IWWG) hosted a 24-hr worldwide open mic. We celebrated women's voices and solidarity around the world.
I read December 18th, 2022, along with Jennifer Elise Wang and Judith Serin, among many other talented poets and writers.
A Featured Reader at Hollie Hardy's Homecoming and Gallery Reopening
I was a featured reader at Hollie Hardy's Homecoming on October 14, 2022, along with the excellent writers Tongo Eisen-Martin, Cassandra Dallett, K.R. Morrison, Jennifer Lewis, Peter Bullen, Elisa Salasin, Sara Biel, Keith Gaboury, Tomas Moniz, Liz Cahill, Hollie Hardy, Miah Jeffra, Richard Loranger, Lisa Martinovic, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Melissa Anderson, Garrett Murphy, Tracy Artson, Loria Mendoza, Riley O'Connell, and Kimi Sugioka.
Watch me read "Someone I Love Is in Oakland" and "A Small Death" in the video to the right.
A Featured Reader at Poetry Bread Presents
I read for Poetry Bread Presents on September 12, 2022, the poem: "Notes Taken in Research for a Poem About School Shootings." A beautiful radio show hosted by T.A. Niles. Read more about my fellow poets here: Grace Cavalieri, Sistah Joy Alford, Jay Rose Ana, Teresa Gallion, Julian Matthews, Rawle Iam James, Fizza Abbas, Jennifer Elise Wang, Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram, Mary Dezember, Julia Fricke Robinson, Sibuco (Tatenda Murangi), Doreen Spungin, Andre Brenardo Taylor, Rick Lupert, Sylvia Dianne Beverly, Elise Stuart, J R Turek, Vincent J Calone, Mbonisi Zikali Zomkhonto, J C Wayne, Chip Williford, and Hiram Larew.
A Featured Reader at Saturday Night Special
I read for Saturday Night Special, Hollie Hardy's long-running reading series, on August 30, 2022, with my collaborator and co-conspirator T.A. Niles. We read a collaborative poem on the theme of "Opposites" and I read a poem in response to one of T.A.'s. I also read from my chapbook Split.
I read "A Small Death" for Smokelong Quarterly's Afterglow Farewell Party on October 15, 2022 with the talented fiction writers Gwen E. Kirby, Alana Reynolds, Joel Hans, Cole Beauchamp, Jill Loomis, Elissa Field, Claudia Monpere, Suzanne C. Martinez, and Janice Leadingham.
Click here to watch the video.
A Featured Reader at Club Chicxulub I
I read for Club Chicxulub on November 17, 2021. The event took place at DecoDance—a beautiful space on Polk and Sutter in San Francisco. It was a great experience, with synthesizers and wild SF energy. Check out Dev Bhat on Bandcamp, and the great writers: Ploi Pirapokin, Paul Corman Roberts, Noah Sanders, Carson Beker, and Michael Iafolla. Club Chicxulub has audio recordings of all their shows, which I highly recommend, because Dev's synthesizers really take each story to another level. Check out the audio recording of my story "A Grief That Shatters Oceans" here.