Monday, August 3, 2015


Woo hoo! It's up... the triptych poem I wrote about our 2012 trip to Crater Lake, Oregon... >
Photos by Emily!

Sunday, August 2, 2015


I'm the new Poetry Editor!


I'm interviewed and read my poems published in No Se Habla Espanol... >

Saturday, August 1, 2015


Featured last night as part of The Inner Four for the opening night of Poetrypalooza 2015 in the patio of Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea House in El Sereno. Read three new poems: The Best, She is a Poem, and "25 Months".

Monday, July 27, 2015


NOW AVAILABLE! The book that features my epic poems of the past: "The Great Divide Comes Together" and "A Life Without Latinos". Go to to order your softcover copy or PDF.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Featured today for the fifth Altadena Poetry Review reading at the Coffee Gallery Backstage. I read my poems From The Summer of My Life (from the APR), Powerlines Above Butterflies, Theater, Two Beagles, You make me feel, and Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea Love.

Friday, July 17, 2015


Featured last night at the Stay Gallery as part of The Inner Four and More! (CaLokie, Marvin Dorsey, Mary Torregrossa, Jackie Chou, Seven Dhar, G.T. Foster, and Luis Villalobos.) I read my poems From a Distance, Road Bed, and Rectangular Man.

Monday, July 6, 2015


A poem I composed yesterday about a shooting, up today on... >

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


On Sunday evening I was featured with three poet friends (RD Armstrong, Thelma Reyna, and Nancy Shiffrin) at this cozy bookstore in Pasadena. I read poems from my latest chapbook Powerline Butterflies (She, Five Matilija Poppies, At The Cemetery Garden, Satsumas, Allusive Sights, and Powerlines Above Butterflies).

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Woo hoo! Published today... >

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Got my poem "Reliving" published today here... >

Sunday, June 21, 2015


Featured today for the Moonday poetry reading series at the Flintridge Bookstore.  Here's a link to their website, which also features two of my poems... >

Friday, June 19, 2015


NOW AVAILABLE! Pick up your copy Saturday afternoon at the Santa Catalina Branch Library, or Sunday afternoon at the Flintridge Bookstore.

Sunday, May 24, 2015


I was featured yesterday afternoon at the Rancho Park Branch Library in Palms along with RD Armstrong and Nancy Shiffrin. I performed my classic poems Mythology and Relation Ship, then five poems from my latest chapbook, Inside My Jambo Head (Always Been A Surfer, She, 25 Extremely Beautiful Minerals, Choose, and Clouds of Feelings),

Saturday, May 9, 2015


I was featured last Sunday between 2:30 and 3pm along with my three of my co-horts (Marvin Dorsey, Carl Stilwell, and Mary Torregrossa). We call our little grouping The Inner Four. I performed four poems from my new chapbook, Inside My Jambo Head: Love, Where the Road Ends, Blue Bonnets, and Showing A DVD on the Galapagos to a Ninth Grade Class.

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Made my 16th annual trek to Clark Magnet High School in Glendale on Friday morning to share the joy of making and performing poetry with Mrs. Guarino's Creative Writing class. I put together a six poem sampler (pictured above) featuring my poems Maya's Face, Final Exam Senryu, Lunch Murder, Space For Poetry, Choose, and Google Don Name Images. They had fun learning the ideas behind the creation of each poem and proceeded to emulate the method of their choice. Great results. Wonderful buncha kids!

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Get your copy on any Saturday between 3 and 5pm inside the backroom of the Santa Catalina Branch Library.

Monday, April 27, 2015


I featured, along with Mary Torregrossa (next to me in photo), at the Los Angeles Poet Society's Poetry Explosion held at the McGroarty Art Center in Tujunga yesterday evening. I performed my LAPS award-winning poem "Joshua Tree Trip", a new poem "Google Don Name Images", my classic slam poem "Joe Sphincter", and a love poem chosen at random from my works-in-progress binder "Evolution".

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Publication and Reading!!

Read my poem (From the Summer of My Life) published in the first ever Altadena Poetry Review at the publication reading inside the Altadena Senior Center yesterday afternoon, then proceeded to also perform poems by Nancy Shiffrin (Twisted Tree) and Carl Stilwell (Thanking the Birds) who could not be there at that time. When I got home I poured over the whole volume into the night!

Friday, April 10, 2015


Thank you PD for publishing an eighth poem by moi (Sonnet of Search)... >