Monterey Reading

Posted February 13, 2013 in Upcoming Events

I will be reading with Claire Ortalda and Diana Garcia on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., $5.00 Admission East Village Coffee Lounge, 498 Washington Street, Monterey.   The Monterey Bay...

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Pink Cement Trucks

Posted February 13, 2013 in Recent Publication

My poem, “Great Big Pink Cement Trucks” is in the Winter 2013 issue of Digital Paper.

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Transcending Suffering Through Art

Posted January 6, 2013 in Lectures on Craft

          Suffering is unavoidable.  We live on the precipice.  Every day could be the last day.  Meaning death.  That doesn’t count what you go through on that day even if you survive....

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PEN Oakland Awards

Posted November 27, 2012 in Upcoming Events

The annual PEN Oakland awards ceremony is this Saturday, December 1st at 2 p.m. at the Oakland Library, Rockridge Branch, 5366 College Avenue, Oakland. Local award winners include Mary Mackey and Q.R....

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Original Sin

Posted November 11, 2012 in Recent Publication

The fine and always interesting Australian journal of international writing Contrappasso published four of my poems in its second issue (Issue 2, 2012) and three of my line drawings from my Rogues Gal...

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Reveal Yourself

Posted October 16, 2012 in Lectures on Craft

In boxing, the refs say, “Protect yourself at all times.”  In writing, it’s the reverse –“Expose yourself, reveal yourself, at all times.” Go to where the pain is....

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Floyd Salas Day

Posted September 28, 2012 in Miscellaneous

Today is the 2nd anniversary of Floyd Salas Day, as declared by the City of Berkeley.  Below is the text of the proclamation.   WHEREAS, Floyd Salas is the critically-acclaimed author of four no...

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Darkness Come Down

Posted September 10, 2012 in Recent Publication

My memoir piece was published in the first edition of a fine new Australian magazine, Contrappasso. Here’s the beginning of the piece:   Darkness Come Down             His name w...

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