sometimes

i write things and i’m surprised i wrote them. this is one of those things.  Read More

will soon be at cal academy & gallery 28

all poems at the cal academy will be free!   saturday june 19th, noon-6pm located on 1228 grant ave (at fresno, about 2 block from city lights bookstore), gallery 28 is dedicated to local artists & i’m excited to set up shop and sell poems here. check out the gallery before you go: http://www.gallery-28.com/ (this event is part of the north beach art walk: http://www.northbeachchamber.com/)  Read More

in collaboration.

andy westhoff, a local illustrator i’ve been collaborating with, wanted to give his mom something special for mother’s day. so he drew this, referencing an old photo of her taken in the early seventies coming out of a kansas wheat field. he added his own sunflower and wheat patterns to get a more “kansasy” flavor. and he asked me to write a poem on it. i used my olympia script writing typewriter for the first time on this piece. so... Read More

maker faire 2010.

it’s been days since maker faire ended and i’ve been experiencing a serious a loss for words every time i try to begin describing it. maybe it’s all the lack of sleep catching up with me, or all the words i’ve written in the last 3 weeks (before and during the faire), or the fact that my jaw is still on the floor, that’s leaving me incapable of forming the proper words. or maybe it’s that maker faire was magic.... Read More

help me win $5000 to fund my art!

this will only take a minute! how? help me have the most meaningful conversation! now and continuing a month from now! STEP 1: i want to know: what do you want a poem about? and/or what do you consider poetry? STEP 2: join the conversation on gravity.com: http://tinyurl.com/2ew5vp3. just log in & answer the question. takes 3 minutes or less! END RESULT: help me win $5000 to keep writing poems & teaching poetry to the elderly! NOTE: YOU HAVE... Read More