Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted February 8, 2014 in Miscellaneous

I received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, presented by Ishmael Reed on November 23, 2013 at the Miami Book Fair....

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That Inner Shade

Posted February 8, 2014 in Recent Publication

My poem “That Inner Shade” was published in the Fall 2013 issue of PoetryBay.com An excerpt: One moves as if under water able to see but not far yet able to feel intensely that is feel wit...

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BAWP Reading

Posted February 8, 2014 in Upcoming Events

I was featured reader with Tobey Kaplan on January 8, 2014 at a BAWP (Bay Area Writing Project) reading at Expressions Gallery in Berkeley. Several of my former students read, too: Claire Ortalda, Car...

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UC Merced Presentation

Posted February 8, 2014 in Upcoming Events

I spoke at University of California, Merced, on December 3, 2013, in the classroom of Manuel M. Martin-Rodriguez  as part of the Chicano Literature Series at the university....

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Widows Weeds

Posted September 1, 2013 in Recent Publication

I recently published my historical novel Widows Weeds on Kindle.  The link and the description are below.  You should all buy it and post great reviews!   Widows Weeds:  A Novel of Old Califor...

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Porter Gulch Review

Posted September 1, 2013 in Recent Publication

My artwork  was published in the latest edition of the literary and art journal Porter Gulch Review: three line drawings on pages 4 to 5 and a photograph of my Monk sculpture (see the same photo on...

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SF Jazz Reading

Posted June 1, 2013 in Upcoming Events

SFJAZZ Poetry Festival presents: Lucha Corpi, Floyd Salas, Jack & Adelle Foley, & Claire Ortalda   Sunday, June 9, 7:30pm · 9:00pm at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab   SFJAZZ Poet ...

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Berkeley Reading

Posted February 13, 2013 in Upcoming Events

I will be reading in Berkeley at Expressions Gallery, 2035  Ashby Avenue (at Adeline)  on Wednesday, February 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with other writers. Writing Teachers Write A monthly literary...

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