Saturday, December 14, 2013


I completed my MFA in Poetry at Antioch University, Los Angeles today!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


NOW AVAILABLE! My fourth perfect-bound book, featuring the absolute best 36 poems I composed and edited while an MFA in Poetry student at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Get your copy for a paltry $5 by going to the Santa Catalina Library any Saturday between 3 and 5pm, or order yours via, selecting Send Money, and directing payment of $10 (includes $5 shipping expense) to Short on funds? Download it for FREE on December 1st ONLY at

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Just found out that my classic poem "After A Wet Night" has been published on this website. >

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Publication and Reading!!

Getting a relatively new poem published in Lummox 2, "Thought I Saw Four Dogs On My Drive". You can preview it by clicking on this... >

And come to the publication reading at Beyond Baroque on Sunday, November 30th at 7pm to buy a copy of the complete Lummox 2, featuring many fine poets like: John Brantingham, CaLokie, Michael C. Ford, Amelie Frank, Jerry Garcia, Joe Gardner, Taylor Graham, Lalo Kikiriki, Ronald Koertge, Julie LeMay, Lyn Lifshin, Victoria Locke, Ellaraine Lockie, Gerald Locklin, Rick Lupert, Radomir Luza, Ellyn Maybe, Terry McCarty, Daniel McGinn, Raundi Moore-Kondo, Christopher Mulrooney, Alice Pero, BC Petrakos, A. Razor, Lisa Sandoval, Nancy Shiffrin, Apryl Skies, Wanda VanHoy Smith, Julia Stein, Kevin P. Sullivan, G. Murray Thomas, Tim Tipton, Mary Torregrossa, Charles Webb, Mel Weisburd, and Terry Wolverton!

Monday, November 4, 2013


Got an oldie but a goodie published online, "Brothers", in Sassafras Issue Four:

Saturday, October 26, 2013


Read my classic poem "Eternal Epitaph" in costume last night at the Holy Grounds Coffeehouse in El Sereno for the ZZyZx Writerz Scary Poem Contest.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


On Saturday night I read with CaLokie (pictured left) and Raquel Reyes-Lopez at the domicile of Anita Holzberg for her Sunnyvale poetry writing group.  Then on early Sunday afternoon we visited San Francisco to browse again the third floor shelves of the legendary City Lights Bookstore.  Followed that with a performance at Linnaea's CafĂ© in San Luis Obispo on Sunday night for Kevin Patrick Sullivan's Corners Of The Mouth reading series.


Saturday, September 28, 2013


Performed three poems (You Got The Freedom, Homo Superior, and I Got The American Right) this afternoon at the 100,000 Poets for Change reading at Beyond Baroque in Venice.

Published and Performing!!

On Wednesday night I had the pleasure of performing one ("Analogy Planet") of two poems ("The World Is") published in this cool new anthology (produced by Raundi Kai-Moore Kondo) at The Ugly Mug in Orange.  Here's the link to a video of that performance > ( and a link to check out the publisher's website, where you can buy the book (for a good cause, it benefits CHOC, the Children's Hospital of Orange County) > ( It was fun!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hostin' and Featurin'!!

Thanks to Jessica Wilson, I was the Guest Host for the Soapbox poetry reading series on Sunday at Beyond Baroque in Venice.

Then, later that afternoon, thanks to hosts Dori Marler and James Maverick, I was the first of three featured poets for the first Expressions poetry reading at the Glendale Days Inn.  I read seven poems from my recent chapbooks: Ball of Fire, After A Wet Night, Trading In An Alliterative NBA, Allen Avenue, Back To The Future, Poetry Is, and On The Beach Bed.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Poetic Labor Day Weekend!

On Saturday I participated in the Peer Poet Program at the Montebello Library helping teen poets create poetry in under an hour.

And yesterday I hosted a Peace Poetry Potluck at Garvey Ranch Park in Monterey Park.  It also turned out to be a reunion of The Inner Four (pictured above).

Friday, August 9, 2013

Two Features!!

Late Wednesday afternoon I was one of the featured poets who read on the lawn by the Altadena Farmers Market where many families were lounging.  Khadija Anderson was the organizer and host.  And I performed three of my classic food poems: Owed To Aluminum, The Planet Of The Oreos, and French Toast.

Then, that same evening I was the featured poet for Jessica Wilson's Writer Wednesdays at Bob's Espresso Bar in North Hollywood.  I read seven poems chosen at random from seven of my chapbooks: Just One Cell In The Concrete Bloodstream, Sense, Desktop Love, Why Jupiter Rains Tears, The man with small hands, Cube, and Model.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Chapbook and Feature!!

My latest chapbook is out! Twenty poems composed between April and July 2013. I debuted the shortest poem from it, San Diego Zoo (which just so happens to be a Campbellad), last night as the featured workshop leader for the opening night of the 2013 ZZyZx Poetrypalooza tour in the patio of Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea in El Sereno.
You can get a copy of Ball Of Fire any Saturday afternoon between 3 and 5pm inside the backroom of the Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasdena Public Library on 999 E. Washington Blvd. where I run a workshop and reading series, or, order it via by selecting Send Money and directing payment of $5 to

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Published and Featured!

My poem "Remnants of a 100 Degree Day" was published on the New Verse News website at on Sunday, July 21st. 

And I was one of the featured poets again last Saturday, July 27th at 3pm inside the Farm Cuisine Restaurant on 122 W. Garvey Ave. in Monterey Park for a taping of Bozana Belokosa's Pasadena cable TV show "Spending A Little Time With Poetry".  I read my short political poems "You Have The Freedom", "Homo Superior", and "I Got The American Right".

Monday, June 24, 2013


I was one of the featured poets at yesterday evening's LAnguage with Mike the PoeT inside The Last Bookstore. I performed five poems: Homo Superior, I Got The American Right, You Have The Freedom, Interchangeable, and Joe Sphincter.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Three Chapbooks!!!

Wow, it's turned into a three volume set... VISTA POINT 1, 2, 3 featuring 105 nature poems written between 1997 and 2013... just $10 postage paid by going to and selecting Send Money, then directing payment to  Or catch me as one of the featured poets this Saturday, May 25th at 11am inside the Farm Cuisine Restaurant on 122 W. Garvey Ave. in Monterey Park, or later on the same day, I'll be the featured poet at 2pm inside the Encino-Tarzana Branch Library on 18231 Ventura Blvd.  (There is also an open mic.) Looks like I'm going to be pulling another Phil Collins at Live Aid cross-city trek!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Publication and Performance!

Last night I performed my poem "Knowing" in the Golden Eagle Ballroom at my alma mater Cal State L.A. because it was published in the 2013 issue of the university's Statement magazine.

Friday, May 10, 2013


Yesterday morning I made my annual visit to Mrs. Guarino's Creative Writing class at Clark Magnet High School in Glendale for the 14th time!  The seniors wrote some amazing poems.  I'm looking forward to seeing them in published form.  One student even wrote about me!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Last night I performed two poems as one of seven featured poets in the 2013 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival's culminating event CO-INSPIRATORS at the Donald Wright Auditorium inside the Pasadena Main Library.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Publication and Performance!

Got two poems published today in the 2013 edition of Poetry & Cookies (Summer Dears and History) and performed one of them and a poem with CaLokie at the Altadena Senior Center.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Judge and Performer!

This afternoon I was a judge for the SGV POETRY IN MOTION: A TEEN AND YOUTH SHOWCASE AND COMPETITION at the Arcadia Public Library.

And last Friday afternoon I performed five of my poems (Brothers, French Toast, Jelly, Just An Apple, and The Planet Of The Oreos) for 7th graders at the Los Angeles Leadership Academy Middle School.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Last Friday I took a troupe of poets (Jenny Zhang, Emily Zhang, and CaLokie) to perform with me at White Cliffs Middle School in Kingman, Arizona.  We visited ten classes, and performed in the KABAM Festival!
CaLokie sees... we're on at 3.

CaLokie reads from his book Mini-Gods.

Friday, March 29, 2013


I'm organizing the fifth San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival for National Poetry Month in April.  Go to to see a listing of all the events.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


NOW AVAILABLE!  My latest chapbook "See" featuring 21 new poems composed between November 2012 and March 2013.  Order your copy by going to, clicking on Send Money, and directing payment of $7 (includes $2 shipping) to

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


I was one of the featured poets on Sunday afternoon at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Studio City for the publication reading of the anthology Men In The Company Of Women.  I read my four poems published in the book: Attack Of The Five Foot Woman, My Dream Woman Waits Twenty Minutes, Evening Walk, and Global Warming.

Monday, February 18, 2013


Yesterday afternoon I was a featured poet on the Outdoor Stage at the first San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival.  I performed eight poems born in the 626 area code: French Toast, The Free Way, Kitty Hawk California, Showing A Documentary On Vietnam To A 10th Grade Class, 1978, 13 Ways Of Looking At Little Chocolate Donuts, Every Day Shapes, and Mythology.

Friday, February 15, 2013


Got five poems published in Subtopian magazine... with my name in bright red letters on the cover!


And had a poem published in The Bicycle Review today too!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


OK, really only a compilation of 39 poems about San Gabriel Valley locations I wrote between January 2008 and January 2013.  Get your copy for just $7 (includes $2 shipping expense) by going to, selecting Send Money, and direct payment to then wait by the ol' mailbox for fast first-class delivery! Or catch me at Saturday Afternoon Poetry in Pasadena any... Saturday afternoon... to pick one up for $5. I will also be performing poems from this chapbook as a featured poet on Sunday, February 17th, 1pm at the 2013 San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Poem of the Month!

I've got the Poem of the Month on the Writers at Work website >

Wednesday, January 30, 2013