Friday, July 28, 2006

Summer Poetry Adventures and News

  • My poem, "Checkpoint, Fallujah" was recently nominated for Sundress Publication's Best of the Web Anthology by the editors of Triplopia, where it was originally published. We'll see what happens... More info about all that here.

  • Another poem, "Setagayaku Haibun" will be published in the 2007 Her Mark Calendar from Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL. Ordering info is not yet up on their site, but I'll be sure to post the info when it's available.

  • I recently performed at the 2006 Fresh Fruit Festival's Pure Poetry evening - a fun night of great poetry by queer writers. A webpage was created from that evening.

  • I also recently performed at Under the Influence, at the Magnet Theater. It was nothing like I'd ever done before. I would read a poem, then a brilliant improv troupe would create sad, funny, wacky scenes inspired by my poem, then I would read another poem, and more scenes were preformed...It went on like this for an hour. If you are apoet, I highly recommend getting in touch with Scott at the Magnet. They are looking for ore published poets, and it's a great experience.

  • And finally, at the beginning of July, I spent a wonderful week at VONA, The Voices Summer Workshops for Writers of Color. It was an amazing opportunity to work with and get to know Suheir Hammad, who is a powerhouse of a writer and teacher and a lovely human being. I was thrilled to spend the week connecting and writing with so many talented writers of color. The faculty reading on Thursday night was electric, and the student reading on Friday was powerful and moving.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


I will be posting information about my upcoming readings, publications, and other poetry-related information. I might also post some poems now and then, and an occasional random blog, perhaps.

Wonder back here again soon!