Wednesday, October 1, 2014


We have our winners! 
Announcing the winner of the 2014 Los Angeles Poet Society Summer Poetry Contest: Alexis Fancher for her award-winning poem, "TONIGHT WE WILL BLOOM FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY"
Alexis wins a $75 cash prize, publication of her poem on our LAPS website, and a LAPS event/reading of her poem!
Runners up: Karen Vande Bossche's poem "July Musings" and Don Kingfisher Campbell's "Joshua Tree Trip" - both of these poems will also be published on the LAPS website.
We received many amazing submissions and want to THANK YOU for submitting your work to the Los Angeles Poet Society! 


A couple days ago my poem "Mythology" was my second poem of four to be published on the Cadence Collective website... >

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Publication and Reading!

Picked up my copy of this deep first Lucid Moose Lit anthology tonight at the publication reading in Long Beach. You should get one too. It's riveting reading featuring some of my favorite poets: Yvonne Estrada,Peggy DobreerMaja TrochimczykMurray Thomas,Karla CorderoChristina MarieJoe GardnerTobi CogswellRaquel Reyes-LopezLeAnne HuntNancy LynĂ©e WooSarah TatroRicki MandevilleDaniel McGinnTerry WolvertonJohn BrantinghamJL MartindaleSteve RamirezPhillip LarreaKarineh MahdessianGraham Smith, and that Kingfisher guy.

Friday, September 19, 2014


The second of two poems published on The Camel Saloon poetry website...

Featured Reading!

Didn't make the poster, but I was one of almost a dozen featured spoken word poets to perform on the stage inside the sweltering club late last Sunday afternoon. I am also one of three judges for their poetry contest.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Double Publication!!

Wow, it's a first ever poetic twinsie for this daughter and father! Love Poetry Lovers published another of my poems below Kyla Campbell's poem... >

For Kyla Campbell's poem only, click on... >

For my second poem on this site only, click on... >

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


A love poem on Love Poetry Lovers... >

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Last Friday I led a poetry writing workshop at Beyond Baroque that featured five of my poems and four by Frankie Hernandez.

Sunday, August 3, 2014


The first of four poems that will be appearing on the Cadence Collective website... >

Thursday, July 31, 2014


Two Antiochians published in this appreciation of Maya Angelou... >

Saturday, July 19, 2014


A 2010 KPFK Poets Cafe radio interview of moi performed by Lois P. Jones has been re-posted... >

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Happy to say two classic poems of mine have finally been published in the latest edition of Verse-Virtual... >

Friday, June 20, 2014


Last night I hosted Daniel Yaryan's Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts #55! And got a chance to help CaLokie (BL) perform his poem The Cup Of Coffee That Jack Sipped with Marvin Dorsey (BR).

Sunday, June 8, 2014


Saturday, I was one of three featured poets at the above noble event.  I performed my four best political pieces of spoken word: You Have The Freedom, Homo Superior, I Got The American Right, and Joe Sphincter to a very intelligent and engaged audience.
Then, today, I passed out folded cards of and read my classic poem Planet Of The Oreos as a yummy snack after the fulfilling meal of four wonderful poets who featured at the high quality reading series pictured below.

Friday, June 6, 2014


NOW AVAILABLE! My latest featuring 19 fresh ones. Order your copy by going to and directing payment of $5 (postage paid) to, or stop by Saturday Afternoon Poetry any... Saturday.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Had a great time featuring at The Ugly Mug in Orange. And I sold 20 books!!

Friday, May 30, 2014


I've got two new poems (Cemetery and Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea Love) published here... >

Thursday, May 29, 2014


My classic poem She Is Something Like has been published in my BA alma mater's (CSULA) Statement Magazine.

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Had such fun yesterday performing my old spoken word classics at Litfest On The Prowl for Poesia Para la Gente around the Pasadena Playhouse: You Have The Freedom!, Homo Superior, I Got The American Right, Vomiting For God, Joe Sphincter, Knowing, Growth, and ULP! (And I had 8 more at the ready, but it got dark... heh heh.)