"A captivating and visceral portrait of the California landscape by a talented cast of poets.” - Kirkus Reviews Pleased to announce that two of my poems, "Feel" and "Tempest," were published in Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California poetry anthology from Scarlet Tanager Books. The collective contributions to this anthology come together to weave a braid of voices [...]
DESERT MOON Gibbous moon over Sea of Cortez, now black in the night. I wake to sounds of whales surfacing in the calm bay, stirred from dreams of catching the dorado, only to watch the dimming of the impossible colors: indigo, mustard, viridian, crimson. And I, haunted by my selfish guilt, wishing to undo it [...]
2014 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST (POETRY CATEGORY) 2014 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS FINALIST (POETRY CATEGORY) 2014 SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL HONORABLE MENTION The poems in The Weight of Snow are heartfelt, skillfully written, and keenly observed fragments of the natural world and our lives there. Bravo. – Gary Young, Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, Pushcart Prize winning [...]
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Poems "Feel" and "Tempest" accepted in the forthcoming anthology, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California from Scarlet Tanager Books. The collective contributions to this anthology come together to weave a braid of voices examining and celebrating the dazzling variety of California’s unique biological zones. This anthology will provide an arguably much-needed platform for the ecologies [...]
TEMPEST Through the night the trees rocked to and from, boughs bucked and pitched against one another and I remember thinking it sounded like weeping. At first light I left the hilltop for the shadows of the canyon. The river was frenzied, filled with leaves and waves and mud. I stood for a time at [...]