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 …

Disclosure Reading—NYC @ the Bureau 8/12/17

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 …

Ice Cream Poems in time for summer!

              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 …

Seattle Poetic Grid!

                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 …

Update on Postpartum & Reading in Everett

          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 …

Book Birth Postpartem Depression

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 …

Writing Summary 2016

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 …

Green Witch with AIDS Accepted for the HIV Here & Now Anthology!

              My poem, Green Witch with AIDS was selected for the HIV Here & Now Anthology by editor Michael J. Broder (due out in 2017). Prior to that it was published first at The Unprecendented Review, then on the HIV Here & Now Poem-a-Day project. In fact, …

Preorders open for Truth Be Bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS

                  My third poetry book, Truth Be Bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS is available at Finishing Line Press for preorder sales! This book is a testament to my career in AIDS services for over 20 years; it is also …