I will read in New York City on Saturday August 12th. I’m excited to have this opportunity to read at the Bureau of General Services — Queer Division and will read from my book, truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS.  Joining me will be Michael Broder of the HIV Here …

              Right as summer arrived, the anthology ICE CREAM POEMS: reflections on life with ice cream, edited by poet Patricia Fargnoli, was published by World Enough Writers an imprint of Concrete Wolf. My poem “Ice Cream Cravings” is included in this excellent anthology. With 125 …

                What is the Seattle Poetic Grid you might ask! Poet and writer Claudia Castro Luna was the first Seattle Civic Poet and during her two year tenure she did several projects city wide to promote poetry. Her final project is an electronic map of …

          In my last blog (News page) I reported that I was in a fog of book birth postpartum depression. I’m still in that fog, but my sleep has been improving, so now with full nights of sleep I’m beginning to see some light. It’s been a …

Having a book is a strenuous experience. It seems a good thing to celebrate and it is, but publishing a book is in many ways like having a baby, it means distortion, labor pains, anxiety, and depression can be part of the process. When the book is birthed it is out …

First, I have one more reading coming up in Seattle, Thursday April 13th at the It’s About Time Reading Series hosted at the Ballard Library. Start time is 6 pm. I’ll be one of four featured readers and there will be an open mike. I hope you can make it! …

On Sunday April 9th at Hugo House (1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA), from 4 to 6 pm, I will celebrate the release of my third collection of poetry, Truth Be Bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS. This book explores coming out as a long term survivor, the work I did …

        This year was the 50th Anniversary of AWP, in Washington DC! Quite an accomplishment for any organization to have survived and thrived half a century. I apologize for this rare long post, I have made it as brief as possible trying to capture my experience. My …

2016 was a busy year. After a long hiatus from the business side of writing, it was time to submit my writing again. After several invitations to submit a full size manuscript, to the press that published my chapbook in 2007, I  pulled together my HIV/AIDS poetry, including new poems I wrote in 2015 inspired …

          In December scientists gathered at the American Geophysical Union Conference in San Francisco to protest President-elect Trump’s selection of climate-change deniers to major government positions. The incoming administration will destroy their work, be detrimental to the health of our planet, and cut funding. Peter Frumhoff from the Union of …