Finishing Line Press Reading, 3/27, Off-Site AWP, Portland!

                Join us! Finishing Line Press is hosting a reading in Portland during AWP. Come to this Off-Site reading at Black Hat Books on Wednesday night, March 27th, 7 pm. Address: 2831 NE MLK Blvd, about a mile south of AWP. I’ll read …

Performance Rescheduled: #Snowpocalypse!!

                  A Certain Kind of Brilliance has been reschdueled due to the #SeattleSnowpocalypse! The new date for my performance is March 1st! Same time, 7 pm, same place, Gay City. **If you’ve already purchased a ticket, please call Brown Paper Tickets at …

February Performance: A Certain Type of Brilliance!

                  On February 10th I will perform again at Gay City: A Certain Type of Brilliance. “Femmes possess an alchemy that can’t be quantified, but which draws us together and enables us to be bold, ingenious, and capable of a magic that fortifies our …

2018 Writing Review!! Happy New Year!

                Happy New Year! From my yearly taking stock of my writing, 2018 was a very busy year, especially for my book, truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS, and also for submitting poems, writing new work and expanding …

AIDS It’s in Our Blood: Stories of Love, Loss, Rage, and Survival

AIDS It’s in Our Blood: Stories of Love, Loss, Rage, and Survival In this variety show, performers will present work related to long-term survival of HIV revolving around themes of love, loss, rage, and survival. “Someday, the AIDS crisis will be over. Remember that. And when that day comes—when that …

World AIDS Day 2018!! Reading in Bremerton!

          World AIDS Day was launched in 1988 to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, to encourage people to support those living with the condition and to remember those who have died. Some 35 million people are now living with HIV, but experts hope that continuing …

Unsilencing, Truth Be Bold @IFPE2018

        Publishing my book, truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS, was a bold thing to do in 2017, it was coming together during the approach of the presidential election. In the book I ‘came out’ as a long-term survivor. This public reveal was frightening at many levels, …

Poeming Pigeon “In The News”—Portland Bound!!

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 …

“truth be bold:” FOUR Human Relations Indie Book Awards!!

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 …