Saturday, November 28, 2015


Last night I featured at Tia Chuchas in Sylmar again, this time as one of The Inner Four. I performed five spoken word classics (I Got The American Right, Interchangeable, Before We Died, Homo Superior, and Mr. Hide) from my compilation Spoke In Word, and three one-day-old poems (A pair of lips for the apocalypse, Transient, and Essentials).

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Featured publication!

I'm one of the featured poets with two poems (Ozzy Man Dias and 1 A.M.) published today... >

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Published again by the beautiful Cadence Collective website... >


The winner of the 2015 Witching Hour Competition!

Friday, November 20, 2015


Last night I picked up my contributor's copy and read my published poem (Blue Bonnets) at the Stay Gallery in Downey.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


A classic poem finally published... >

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Feature and Publication!!

I featured along with my Inner Four compatriots (CaLokie, Marvin Dorsey, and Mary Torregrossa) inside Vicious Dogs tonight as part of LIT CRAWL L.A.  I performed four of my poems: Dream Horses, Ars Poetica, Before We Died, and Jelly.

Here's the cover of the Inner Four sampler we gave away at the event. Illustrations by Mark Stilwell.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Feature and Publication!

I was one of the featured poets yesterday afternoon for the Rrose In A Prose reading series at Stories Books in Echo Park. I read three poems from my new compilation Spoke In Word: Mr. Hide, Eternal Epitaph, and Just Words.

Yes, by special request, I have constructed an anthology of my 20 best spoken word poems from both sides of the century mark. Now available for a mere $5!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Just got word that one of my poems (Ventura Highway) is going to be published in the Tia Chucha Press anthology “Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts in Los Angeles.” Woo hoo!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Publisher and Host!!

Last night I hosted the publication reading in the Donald Wright Auditorium inside the Pasadena Central Library for the anthology of Southern California Poets I published called Spectrum. We had 50 readers from the book perform their poetry!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Publication and Feature!!

Picked up a copy of this gorgeous new anthology tonight at the publication reading inside Half Off Books in Whittier. I've got three classic poems in it (Kitty Hawk California, Fourth Lesson, and The Artist) about my daughter, and had the chance to read all of them as a featured poet.


Performed my classic poems The Great Divide Comes Together and A Life Without Latinos from the anthology No Se Habla Espanol as part of the 100,000 Poets For Change reading at Tia Chuchas in Sylmar tonight.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Publication and reading!!

My classic poem "Memory" was published in the third and final Heartbreak anthology by Karineh Mahdessian. You can also view a video of me performing it live at the publishing party for the book last night inside the Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park by going to

Saturday, September 19, 2015


My classic poem published today on... >

Monday, September 14, 2015


Last night I was a featured poet at a celebration of Cat Stevens held at the Ruskin Theatre in Santa Monica. I performed my poems "Techman" (each stanza working as a music trivia question, each audience member answering correctly received a copy of my latest chapbook) and "Novim's Nightmare Whistlestar" (using 36 Cat Stevens song titles to create a poem). They loved both!

Sunday, September 13, 2015


NOW AVAILABLE! My latest.... Pick up your copy at the Ruskin Theater tonight in Santa Monica where I am one of the features for the Cat Stevens tribute: The Answer Lies Within, or visit Saturday Afternoon Poetry in Pasadena any...

Monday, August 31, 2015


Last night, I was featured, along with Seven Dhar (below left) and Mary Torregrossa (with the tiara) in the competition for King and Queen Poet Laureate of Poetrypalooza...

...none of us won, but we had a great time!

Sunday, August 30, 2015


My classic poem "Dream Rooms" is finally published here... >

Monday, August 24, 2015

Publication and Reading!!

Great book of poems I picked up yesterday afternoon at the publication reading in Long Beach. I'm on page four. Go here if you want to buy one or submit... >

Saturday, August 15, 2015


Featured tonight at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood. I read my new poems Hard Drive Soft Wear, Reverse, and Semi-automatic Suicide, plus The Great Divide Comes Together from No Se Habla Espanol.