Three Dark Poems

Posted September 24, 2015 in Recent Publication

Check out my three poems in that great Australian literary magazine, Contrappasso, Issue 8, 2015. Here’s the way one of them starts:   Like Smoke Streaking From Every Shoulder   Al Cur...

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Oakland Book Festival

Posted May 30, 2015 in Upcoming Events

I will be participating in two programs at the first-ever Oakland Book Festival, which runs 11 to 6 or so at Oakland City Hall and in front of said hall, at 14th and Broadway, Oakland. 12th St. BART w...

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Berkeley City College Reading

Posted February 7, 2015 in Upcoming Events

I will be reading with other contributors to the recently-published PEN Oakland anthology, Fightin’ Words, 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Berkeley City College Auditorium.  Open to ...

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Only Spirit Sings

Posted February 7, 2015 in Recent Publication

My poem, “Only Spirit Sings,” was published in Poetrybay, an on-line poetry magazine, in the Fall/Winter 2014 issue.  Below is a sample and the link.   Sing song of myself Sweetness ...

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Fightin’ Words Book Launch

Posted November 30, 2014 in Miscellaneous Upcoming Events

GROUND-BREAKING BAY AREA ANTHOLOGY BLENDS SOCIAL ACTIVISM AND LITERATURE Fightin’ Words: 25 Years of Provocative Poetry and Prose from “The Blue-Collar” PEN Launch Party and Reception  Saturday...

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PEN Oakland Literary Awards 2014

Posted November 30, 2014 in Upcoming Events

The 24th annual PEN Oakland Book Awards presentation will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Rockridge Library, 5366 College Avenue, Oakland, CA  94618 from 1 to 5 p.m.   The program will con...

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Fightin’ Words

Posted November 15, 2014 in Upcoming Events Recent Publication

Come to the launch of Fightin’ Words: 25 Years of Provocative Poetry and Prose from “The Blue-Collar PEN,” published jointly by PEN Oakland Publications and Heyday Books.  I am Pres...

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Lay My Body on The Line reprint

Posted October 3, 2014 in Recent Publication

For some time, Lay My Body on the Line was the only one of my books which was out of print. Now, thanks to the BackinPrint program of the Authors Guild, it is back in print with a stunning new cover a...

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