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, …

“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 …

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 …

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 …