Tuesday, May 17, 2016


And another one... >

Monday, May 16, 2016


Got the inaugural poem on this website... >

Sunday, May 8, 2016


Just published again today...a classic poem about my daughter.

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Today's poet is...

Guest Poet x 2!!

On Monday, CaLokie and I spent the morning as Guest Poets for four 8th grade classes in the school library.

I performed my new poem In Junior High (from my cellphone) and poems from this collection (Back to the Future, Bamboo Discipline, French Toast, Green, and Wanna Go With Me?), 

Yesterday, for the 17th consecutive year, I visited Mrs. Guarino's Creative Writing class...

...where I read them poems from my new chapbook (Human Minds, Nimbus, In Junior High, Force, Allusive Sights, and When Doves Cry Prince Dies)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Publication Reading & Party!!

Yesterday afternoon at the Santa Catalina Branch Library in Pasadena ten copies each were distributed to eight of the ten poets published here, then they read two or three poems from the book.

That same evening poets published in the APR were given their copies in the sumptuous backyard of the editor, Thelma T. Reyna.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this tome for hours!

Monday, April 11, 2016


Got a poem in here. Just released... >

Friday, April 8, 2016

Guest Poet!

Yesterday afternoon I was a Guest Poet and Workshop Leader at the Arcadia Public Library thanks to the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts.

Some information desk promotion.

 Reading a poem aloud. I read Back to the Future, French Toast, Little Miss Metaphor, Queen Mary, Pool It!, and Mi'Ja es Once. 
(Photo by organizer Kimberly Cobian.)

The booklet I prepared for the event.
(Photo by Kimberly Cobian.)

Another flyer promoting the series.

Sunday, April 3, 2016


On Friday afternoon I was...

...one of four members of this panel,...

...no foolin'!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Publication and Reading!

 Staying up too late reading all the fine poets in this new anthology!

My turn last night at the Ace Hotel to read my poem "Ventura Highway" published in the book.
(Photo by Keith Martin.)

And check out the crowd. Wow!
(Photo by Jessica Wilson Cardenas.)

Smells good too.

One more shot of me in the crowd.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Guest Poet!

Thursday I visited four of Ms. Weuve's classes to perform my poetry and offer writing prompts. Her students were excellent creative writers!

Saturday, March 5, 2016


Had a ball with Jason Fairhurst Wall...

...reading my poems She Is a Poem, Dream Horses, Mythology, Little Boy at the Beach, Collection, In The Good Pharmacy, and Seven Course.

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Published on page 14.

Here's the link to buy the book... > https://www.createspace.com/6095934

Sunday, February 21, 2016


Found four poems by me (I already knew about one of them) on this obviously copied and pasted poetry treasure trove by Cynthia Bryant, copyright 2014. You'll have to scroll down to find them along the way (Spring Rituals, I Am Leaf, In Memory of Don Kingfisher Campbell, and Life After 50 Magazine), along with several poems by some of my Facebook friends: Jan Steckel, Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi, James Cushing, and Terry McCarty... > http://www.poetslane.net/poems.html


Googling to see if I could find more of my poems published that I missed, I found this one (Showing a DVD on the Galapagos to a Ninth Grade Class) from last year... > http://newversenews.blogspot.com/2015_03_01_archive.html

Saturday, February 20, 2016


(Photo by Thomas R. Thomas)
Opened the 2016 San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival with a few of my poems: Mythology, Little Boy at the Beach, Collection, In the Good Pharmacy, Dream Horses, and 360 from an Artistic Seat.

(Photo by James Ducat)
Nice turnout for the beginning of the afternoon.

(Photo by Sarah Thursday)
And I had a few books and broadsides to offer at a sales table.

Publication x Four!!!!

Just found out I've had and am having a total of four classic poems published on the same website on different days...



Eleven (The Andrew Golden Poem)

Eroticus Uninterruptus

Friday, February 12, 2016

Guest Poet!

Had a ball yesterday visiting Ms. Ryu's classes for their Lunar New Year celebration featuring food from around the world and poetry. I performed a few of these family oriented poems for each class: Back to the Future, French Toast, The Edge of the World, Little Miss Metaphor, Familia Sandwich, Kitty Hawk California, Queen Mary, Five Hours, and Pool It!

Monday, February 8, 2016


NOW AVAILABLE...featuring my poem The Soundtrack of My Life (Vol.1)