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 …

Summer in the City: Fire & Poems

        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 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 …

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 …