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Foray into SoundCloud

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I’ve entered the virtual airwaves, thanks to SoundCloud. Listen to the sound sample of my poem “Trail is Open | Trail Work Ahead”:


Among the anti-real

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I found the virtual way to my poem “Resident doll” in the IMPROV 2011 Anthology of Grass Roots Poets:

Amused to have been placed among the anti-real. Thanks go out to Katherine West of Green Fuse Community Press for a beautiful line of communications.

November 12, 2011: Featured reading at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda

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For a chill yet stirring evening of poetry and song, please join me at my featured reading on Saturday, November 12, 2011, from 7-9pm, at the Poetry & Prose Reading Series hosted by Jeanne Lupton at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda, California.

Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, California
Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, California

“Humoring Us to Bits and Conjoined Bits…”: Interview with visual artist Cathy Lu

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limbs by Cathy Lu

limbs by Cathy Lu

Now Live on the Kearny Street Workshop blog! My dialogue with visual artist Cathy Lu:

Downtown Berkeley reading – mark your calendar for November 16th!

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I am slated to co-feature at the Lyrics and Dirges reading series at Pegasus bookstore in downtown Berkeley on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011. The reading begins at 7:30pm. My thanks to poet and curator MK Chavez for the invitation. Official announcement to come.

Upcoming reading in the series: September 21, 2011

Upcoming reading in the series: September 21, 2011

dim sum, bright some:

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Honored to count myself among the literary and visual artists highlighted in Issue Three of Lantern Review:



Start to a poet’s WordPress

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I am submitting this first post (and enjoying a glass of Miés, an Eritrean wine made from fermented honey), to make myself publicly accountable to my goals as a fledgling poet who is attempting to integrate her function as a literary artist with community arts development and youth outreach.

Current activities in poetry:

– Preparing a first chapbook collection

– Applying for fellowships and MFA programs in poetry this fall and winter, 2011

– Connecting with and reading the works of my heroes and mentors, fellow poets and writers, literary world figures

– Connecting with the poetry community at-large through:

  • participating in a group writing studio practice , formal and informal workshops and community education poetry classes
  1. Sunday Writing Studio, San Francisco Zen Center,119&pageid=2418
  2. Workshop, Poetry Flash
  3. Online Chapbook Workshop, Green Fuse Press
  4. The Writer’s Studio, Stanford Continuing Studies
  • performing at open-mics
  • attending local readings
– Submitting poems for publication- look for my upcoming contributions in the next issues of:
Lantern Review:
Current activities in community arts development:
– Volunteering in grant writing and additional funder/donor development activities for Kearny Street Workshop, the Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization based in San Francisco:
– I am beginning to help the Compathos Foundation with funder research:
– I have also recently helped the International Poetry Library of San Francisco with lay some groundwork in grant research:
– Connecting with established arts administrators and others in the business of providing opportunities for the development of creativity to their respective communities