Back when I was in school, if I missed a due date it became almost impossible for me to write a paper, no matter how well-prepared I was. Once I had a three-page outline with citations prepared for a five-page essay; yet once the paper was late, it seemed like it weighed a ton [...]
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Janey Skinner and Roxy Manning My friend Roxy Manning and I spend a lot of time talking about race, racism, power, and nonviolent struggle for social change. We recently collaborated on an essay that touches on these themes. Roxy is a psychologist and a trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC). This method, developed [...]
Sometimes a story has seen several lives before it finds its way to publication. That is the case with my story "Footholds," published on January 16, 2018 by Litro as one of their #TuesdayTales. The story has even had a few names, its working title the name of its main character, Amalia. It was [...]
I'm thrilled to learn that a piece I wrote, "The Road She Rode On," will be included in the very first Shut Up and Write Zine! It will be published in early 2018 and there will be a reading in the San Francisco area that I hope to participate in. I'm especially thrilled because Shut Up [...]
I'm thrilled to be featured in the August Community page of the Digging Through the Fat, a "web journal for cultural omnivores." On the Community page, Gessy Alvarez and Cynthia Alvarez at Digging Through the Fat provide links to previously published work by writers and poets they enjoy. There is so much published on [...]
So glad to see my poem "Uprising" published by Writers Resist! It was inspired by the women's marches, the Golem, and centuries of resistance to authoritarianism. May the resistance continue! oh - and - subscribe to WritersResist.com while you're at it. Good stuff in your Inbox every week or two. Check out WritersResist.org too [...]
I enjoyed the picture of a life in writing and publishing that I get from this interview with Clare MacQueen on the excellent Writers N Readers II blog, founder, editor and publisher of KYSO Flash, who also works on Serving House Journal and a number of other publications. Clare was the second person to publish my [...]
I'm so excited about the latest anthology from KYSO Flash (that's Knock Your Socks Off Flash) publishing my story, "Marcus," in the excellent company of 143 other stories, poems and trans-genre pieces. "Marcus" is a story that came out of a writing prompt, "crass," so be warned.... I enjoyed creating a narrator quite different from myself and [...]
I went to Kaleidoscope Cafe in Point Richmond today to grade some papers.... and stumbled into an open mic! open mic at Kaleidoscope 7:30 on Thursdays So I read "Uprising," the prose poem that will soon appear in Writers Resist. Fun to share some words and listen to some more, here among [...]
Sea of Pink at Women's March. Photo by Brian Allen, Voice of America. Copied from www.pussyhatproject.com I am so excited to see so many artists, writers, musicians, and others raising their creative voices to resist the frightening unfolding of the current Administration. One of those expressions of resistance is WritersResist.com -- [...]