Poet, Writer, Artist, Editor, Critic, Publisher, Mom

Monday, June 19, 2017



LITQUAKE, San Francisco
Oct. 14, 2017
Paloma Press Reading
More Info to Come

2017-2018 Words@Mānoa at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
Oct. 19-20, 2017
More Info to Come

Sept. 17, 2016

May 5, 2016

April 27, 2016
April 16, 2017

Dec.11, 2015

Nov. 15, 2015

Oct. 19, 2015

October 2015

Oct. 13, 2015

Oct. 2-4, 2015

Sept. 25, 2015

May 17, 2015

April 2015

April 19, 2015

Nov. 9, 2014

November 2014

Sept. 27, 2014

May 31, 2014

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Sunday, May 14, 2017


May 14, 2017
10 A.M.: Sunday Service on Mother's Day
1310 Adams Street
Saint Helena, CA 94574

Mother's Day at Church was presented partly by poets! It was an honor to see my poem, "Dear Mama," in the company of poems by Langston Hughes, Mary Oliver and Billy Collins. To live long enough to see how one's poems get integrated in "everyday" life is a blessing. It was also a delight to be able to read a poem for Mom. 

You can see "Dear Mama" in my Locofo chap, IMMIGRANT: Hay(na)ku & Other Poems in a New Land. But here are photos from the service (click on images to enlarge):

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Here are some photos from the New Orleans Poetry Festival
April 20-23, 2017 Overall Schedule
My reading was on April 22, Saturday, 10 a.m. with Tinfish, in Room 1.

(Timothy Dyke, Mei Wa Lo and Susan Schultz hold my Locofo chapbooks at the Tinfish table)

(Charles Alexander is amazed (!) reading from Puneta: Political Pilipinx Poetry)

(A pleasure to meet Lee Herrick, here with some chapbooks)

(I read for Tinfish with (left to right) Lisa Samuels, Timothy Dyke, Mei Wa Lo and Susan Schultz)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Judge, Napa Teen Poetry Slam
4:00 p.m.
Wed., April 19, 2017
Napa Public Library
Napa, CA
Winning Teen Poets with their Book Prizes

Melinda, Napa Public Library Teen Librarian

(one of the prizes was a book I published through Meritage Press)

While at the Napa Public Library, I checked out their Poetry Section and it was good to see one of my books displayed: THE THORN ROSARY: Selected Prose Poems