Monday, April 2, 2018

New Poetry Workshop Starts in Two Days

I'm teaching a poetry workshop for UCLA Extension Writers' Program, started this Wednesday (April 4th).

Course Description

For those with some previous training in poetry, this intermediate 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 work which is ambitious and resonant.

Course Outline

Refine your knowledge of poetry while expanding your craft techniques in this workshop for writers with previous experience writing poems. 
There's still time to join, just click here.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Seven Grand LA Friday Night Flights: Words, Whiskey & Chocolates

I'm reading at really cool bar this Friday night.
Take a look ...

Friday, February 16th, 6-9pm
Seven Grand LA Friday Night Flights: Words, Whiskey & Chocolates

For those of you who might need a little heart-soothing around Valentine’s Day - and even those lucky enough to have love, we are offering a special Friday Night Flight with a Chocolate pairing and live poetry featuring local poets Rick Bursky and Becky Fink. 

The Ococoa chocolate makers will be in the house too, don't miss this one! 
For $39, we will taste: Hakushu 12, Redbreast 12 Cask Strength, and Lagavulin Distillers Edition

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

My Eight Stages of Writing a Poem

This was a guest post I did for Martin Ott's very cool blog. How I write a poem. Simply click here.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Mirrors, an essay on Agni's blog.

I have a very short essay about mirrors on Agni's blog. You've probably been thinking a lot about mirrors so take a look. Just click here.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Reading at the 24th Annual Writer's Program Publication Party

On Wednesday, June 7th, I'm reading at the 24th Annual Writer's Program Publication Party, at the Skirlball Cultural Center.  There will be many wonderful writers reading their work.  You can get some of the details here.