My book WON the Bisexual Book Award for Poetry!!!

            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 …

Bisexual Book Awards & the Lammys in June!

              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 Portland Reading & Surprising March Bonus

          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 …

Lambda Literary Award Finalist!! & Other March News

              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 …

2018 Goldies!! On the list with my Legacy Heroine Judy Grahn!

          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 …

Writing Summary 2017; Happy New Year!

              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 …

truth be bold—Nominated for Bisexual Poetry Award!!!

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 …

“truth be bold” Taught in English Honors Class!! World AIDS Day December 1st!

              My book “truth be bold—Serenading Life and Death in the Age of AIDS” (Finishing Line Press, 2017), was taught this semester by Patrick E. Horrigan to an English honors class, Art and Literature in the Age of AIDS, at Long Island University Brooklyn. …

Reading & Poeming Health Workshop, Vancouver, WA 11/9&10

              READING & WORKSHOP Reading selections from my book, truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS (Finishing Line Press, 2017) DATE & TIME: Thursday, 11/9, 7 pm (free, with open mike) ADDRESS: Angst Gallery, 1015 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660  WORKSHOP: Poeming …

Lumen5: Make Poem Videos for Free!!

Learning about the website Lumen5 was the perfect birthday gift! It was mentioned on one of the many women’s Binder groups on Facebook, so I checked it out and made a video using my persona poem Stonewall from my book truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS. It was …