Sunday, April 19, 2015

Wish I Wrote It

Every now and then I come across a line I wish I wrote, this line by GC Waldrep is one of them. Found it in a BOA Editions tweet. I have a couple of her books, gonna go back to read them.

"Grief is a little church we don't remember / joining..."

Actually, I often come across lines of poetry I wish I wrote. I read a lot of wonderful poetry.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

World Poetry Day

Today is World Poetry Day

Today we celebrate World Poetry Day. “To me, poetry is somebody standing up, so to speak, and saying, with as little concealment as possible, what it is for him or her to be on earth at this moment” ― Galway Kinnell

Thursday, January 15, 2015

My UCLA Extension Intermediate Poetry Workshop Starts Jan. 21st

 My UCLA Extension Intermediate Poetry Workshop Starts Jan. 21st. There are still a few open spots. Hope to see you there.

Intermediate Poetry Workshop

For those with some previous training in poetry, this workshop focuses on creating work which emphasizes lyrical and innovative language, personal insight, and individual voice. In addition, you refine your knowledge of a number of the craft's formal elements, including structure, imagery, metaphor, and pace, in order to stretch the boundaries of your creative experience. The goal is to produce a small body of work which is ambitious and resonant.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Poetry Reading

I'm reading at Beyond Baroque in the Mike Kelley Gallery on Dec. 12, 8pm, with three other wonderful poets –– Shivani Mehta, Richard Garcia & Katherine Williams. It'll be wonderful, at least they'll be wonderful, I'll be okay. Hope you can make it.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Online Poetry Class Begins Next Week

 I'm teaching an online poetry class for UCLA Extension's Writers' Program. 
Here's the info:

Creative Writing: Poetry
XL 136 English 5 units c
Available for UCLA transferable credit, this workshop combines writing assignments with an exploration of contemporary poetry. You look at forms ranging from the sonnet to prose poems, and develop your own voice. Each week the work of a contemporary poet is discussed and writing assignments are critiqued. The course goal is to finish with a number of polished and completed poems and understand the demands and rewards of living an inspired life through poetry. For technical requirements see page 4. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Reg# 249985CA

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Poems from The Sounthern Review

The Southern Review put two of my poems on Soundcloud. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

New Book Coming Out

My next book, I'm No Longer Troubled By the Extravagance, will be published by BOA next year!