I’m thrilled to have a second poem accepted for this new issue of The Poeming Pigeon, themed on “In The News!” The book launch celebration is on Saturday, September 15th, and I’ll read my poem, “Swept Under the Rug.” The Pond House (at The Ledding Library) 2215 SE Harrison Street, Milwaukie, OR …

In the mail this week, the day I was reading at It’s About Time Reading Series, I received a Congratulations letter and FOUR Award Certificates from the Human Relations Indie Book Awards! My book “truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS” won in these four categories: 2018 …

        It’s a hot summer in Seattle. So many fires. Lava exploding in Hawaii. We have the drift of ash in our air. Seattle never used to be so hot in the summer. I’ve lived here since 1989. I used a down comforter through the summer, maybe a few nights in August …

            My book was a finalist for the Bisexual Book Award and the Lambda Book Award, so I went to New York City to attend these two events. The Bisexual Book Award was held at the artist co-op Westbeth, down the block from where I used …

              This is the culmination of a fabulous year promoting my book, truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS. It is a finalist for the 6th Annual Bisexual Book Awards, along with author and poet Irene Suico Soriano for her book …

          April with its glorious cherry blossoms came in a flash! To my great surprise and honor I was invited to be the Poet in Residence at the Seattle Review of Books for the month of March. They highlighted me by publishing a poem a week and …

              My book, truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS, is officially a finalist in the Bisexual Nonfiction category for the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Book Awards! I am thrilled and will be at the Award ceremony in New York …

          In the late 70s I read, The Work of A Common Woman: The Collected Poems of Judy Grahn 1964—1977, her poem, A Woman is Talking to Death, inspired me to start a long deferred dream to write poetry. It wasn’t possible to write when I was a teen, my …

              Happy New Year!! I’m delighted to start January 2018 with my poem Walking Istanbul published in the Bosphorus Review! I traveled to Istanbul at the end of 2014 and was there for the turning of the year to 2015. (The picture is of me with Sappho …

This has been a busy year promoting my book truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS. Aside from eight poetry readings, speaking with the class at LIU-Brooklyn after reading along with their syllabus, I also submitted my book to five book award contests: The Bisexual Book Awards, The Lambda Book …