Reading for the distance series Poetry is Bread, curated by Tina Cane.
Reading of “Lamps” for Kai Coggin’s Wednesday Night Poetry Open Mic, January 13, 2021
Reading of “B: The Road Home” for Kai Coggin’s Wednesday Night Poetry Open Mic, December 30, 2020
Reading of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s sonnet “Inland” #MillaySocietyChallenge
“Ocean Girl Goes to the Desert,” story performed in Greenfield, MA June 2019 for New England Public Radio’s Valley Voices Story Slam.
“Overflowing Borders,” video of speech delivered to Speaker Sisterhood Florence, MA club, December 2018.
“Electric,” from River Teeth’s Beautiful Things column.
“Ex Libris: The Last Week of Summer,” audio streaming from PRX Exchange. A commentary about the love of books and how it has to sustain me through the colder months, with special consideration for Anne Fadiman’s Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader.
“For the Faint of Heart,” from Ruminate Journal’s The Waking
“How to Read This Essay,” Winner of San Francisco’s 2015 LitQuake essay contest. Published in Word Riot (with audio).
“Passion within Parameters,” speech originally created for Speaker Sisterhood. A romp through the coming of age school years that looks at a love of language and how one’s passion can flourish despite, or sometimes because of, constraints and limitations. (audio)
Listen to my speech “A Chair of My Own” from the book Secrets of the Sisterhood, and Angela Lussier’s interview with me on its background and my participation in Speaker Sisterhood.
Sampling of Articles on the Arts
“Seaside’s Jeff Nixon, an Ansel Adams protege, makes the immense intimate”
“Art & Activism,” spoken word team Climbing PoeTree perform in Big Sur
“Write ’em Cowboy,” Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Salinas, CA
“Poetic Licence,” translator of China”s most famous early poets
“Award-winning Poet to Speak on Diversity as Art,” Nikki Giovanni
“At the Mic,” West Coast Poetry Slam Championship
“Journal Pushes Boundaries of Art,” launch of Henry Miller Library’s Ping Pong Literary Journal.
“Word and Deed,” poets Diana Garcia and Frances Payne Adler
“Word Play,” poetic theater ensemble Universes
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