Upcoming Appearances

The Dialogue
Wednesday, June 20, I and Scott Yeager share poetry at The Dialogue which bridges the gap between poetry and hip hop. Moldy Gold Milo, Dusty Fox & GVSPVR, Swiggle Mandela, and Dane DeLloyd also perform. Come out for a night of literary work, beats, madness, genius, and the lyrical mapping of the human experience starting at 6:30 p.m. at Speck's Records & Tapes, 8216 North Denver Ave, Ste C, Portland, OR.

Free Range Poetry
At 6:45 p.m. featured poets F.I. Goldhaber, Tricia Knoll, and Amelia Ettinger read at the Northwest Branch of the Multnomah County Library, 2300 NW Thurman, Portland, OR following an open mic that starts at 6 p.m.
Recently Published Poems
Ode of a Buggy Whip
A first person version of Ode of a Buggy Whip appears on page 33 of the June 2018 issue of Perspectives Magazine, where inanimate objects and animals have their say.

I wrote the original "Ode to a Buggy Whip" when challenged to imagine an object no longer used as part of a workshop presented by then Poet Laureate of Oregon Paulann Petersen. I chose a buggy whip because I enjoyed the cliché, but it turned into an all-too-familiar story from its time. Kalyna Review published that version in 2016. When I saw Perspectives Magazine's call, the concept of telling the story in first instead of third person intrigued me, so it became "Ode of a Buggy Whip".

Not Enough
The December New Voices section of Poetic Medicine features my poem, "Not Enough".

In light of the 2016 election, Eve Lyons, the curator, decided Poetic Medicine will be another vehicle for the resistance, publishing new work on themes about "Black Lives Matter" and other marginalized groups at risk in a Trump presidency.
Hate Speech in a Hostile World
The November 15 Placeholder Magazine features three of my poems: "Lessons from Martin Niemöller", "Hate Speech ≠ Free Speech", and "Braving a Hostile World".

A fiercely independent critical voice covering contemporary arts, culture, and literature, Placeholder Magazine provides an accessible forum for diverse voices as well as energizing and activating young leaders through artistic practice, collaborative and collective decision making, and community-based projects.