I’m a featured poet! Live reading this Thursday…

Hello Fans and Fam! It’s been 6 1/2 years since I was a featured poet (!!!) at a live reading, and the dry spell ends this Thursday evening!

I’ll be sharing the stage with the incredible Lauren Camp at Albuquerque’s long-running monthly Fixed and Free show this Thursday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m. Mountain (that’s 6:00 Pacific and 9:00 Eastern). Held monthly since 2008, Fixed and Free is a love child of poet, Renaissance man, and fellow seeker Billy Brown.

After some banter and a little open mic action at 6:30, I’m the first poet at the top of the hour. I’ll be performing a 15-to 20-minute set of some of my best, most popular and most recent work (in no particular order).

It will be good to be back in my poetry home, even just virtually, and see new friends and old!  Please stop by for my set, then stay around for Lauren’s work and the open mic. The only thing missing will be Billy’s legendary baking!

For more information, check out the Facebook event, or just log onto Zoom to join us live.

See you there!

I’ve Been Published (Yet Again)!

Greetings Poetry Fans and Poetry Fam!

I seem to be on a bit of a roll!  Following my inclusion in the incredible anthology We Don’t Break, We Burn: Poems of Resilience, Susana RinderleI’ve just been published again! This time, my work appears in the March issue of Deep Times: A Journal of The Word That Reconnects.

Deep Times is a biannual journal inspired by the work of environmental activist and scholar Joanna Macy. It “offers must-read articles, art, and poetry for people who have experienced the shift in perception invoked by the Work That Reconnects – of how life flows in relationships and systems, not isolated things, and how our selves are not separated from each other or Earth, but deeply interdependent.” As such, I’m deeply honored to have been included in this issue.

My published piece, “Shards” has been a favorite of many readers, especially recently. In it, I describe my archetypal loneliness and frustration trying to navigate a world in decline, deterioration and transformation. By hesitantly sharing this poem with others, I’ve learned I’m not alone. I’ve met more who are “truly weary of the brokenness” and who also seek a “path leading out of this shatter zone.”

Thank you for reading!