I enjoy performance poetry--readings of my work and others shared with the audience in a play of word, rhythm & rhyme: a music that connects; a resonance in the heart, rather than scratching of the head. You hear it. You get it. You smile.
I've had the pleasure of reading at numerous California venues including Santa Barbara Public Library’s Tuesday Poets at the Library, E.P. Foster Library Poetry Series in Ventura, Karpeles Museum of Santa Barbara's Poetry Zone, CORE Winery Poetry Series in Orcutt; Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Wildling and Elverhoj Museums in Solvang, California Museum of Thousand Oaks, Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association, Squire Foundation Santa Barbara, Hospice of Santa Barbara, and Coastal Dunes Writers Club in Nipomo.
My poetry has been published in Tea House, Muryoko Journal of Shin Buddhism, Muscogee Nation News, Cholla Needles, Nomad’s Choir, and Kevin Sloan’s catalogue–A Collection of Rarities. My chapbook, Forty Days, inspired by photographs of Joshua Tree, California, was published by Cholla Needles Press (2017).
I am founder and host of the Blue Whale Poetry Series in Santa Barbara as well as the Wildling Museum Poetry Series in Solvang. I've served as poetry instructor for the Jewish Federation of Santa Barbara, Outreach Coordinator for Santa Barbara’s California Poets in the Schools, and judge for the Santa Barbara County Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition.