to make more happiness: repeat

something happened after my mom died: i couldn’t get words out. it felt strange and terrible. i was used to making words appear as readily as my lungs brought breath to my mouth. without words, it seemed i’d forgotten how to breathe. but i wasn’t dead. i hadn’t actually forgotten how to breathe. i had just forgotten how good it felt to take a deep belly breath in, to let it out, nice and slowly, and do it again and again and... Read More

last minute vday gifts!

and shop local for poetry art, prints, and more at Secession Art & Design, Succulence, Collector, and City Art.  Read More

i am remembering everything

i’ve got new work!                at collector gallery 2950 college ave, berkeley ARTIST RECEPTION friday july 13th 6-8pm see more here (work will be showing until the end of august)     My work, rooted in creating typewritten poems on demand, is interested in what happens when obstruction and objective meet. In this series, titled “I Am Remembering Everything,” the usual obstructions remain: the paper must... Read More

reading!

join us for a night of on-demand poetry, reading, music, and love letter writing! reading at 6:30pm. wine will be served. we look forward to seeing you! POETRY: come see the poetry store’s latest work and get a poem from the poet herself! silvi alcivar will be writing on-demand poems and at 6:30pm she’ll read some poems, including excerpts from her new book “sometimes we must swarm.” (www.thepoetrystore.net) MUSIC: jamie mckenzie... Read More

the revolution begins here.

with this. my new remington rand kmc industrial typewriter. purchased from the good people of viracocha, a magical world of all things beautiful & desires you never even knew you had. why is this big little machine a revolution? because it means no more 8 inch margin barriers. no more inability to make horizontal pieces. because it means 11×14, maybe even 14×11. all so unimaginable before i chanced upon meeting this remington rand. this... Read More