Albuquerque’s National Hispanic Cultural Center chose Michael + Josephine for their book club! On May 23rd I’ll be there to address readers’ questions. Join me! Registration for the series is available here.
Introducing Corazón Collective
The collective features Carmen Calatayud, ire’ne lara silva, jo reyes-boitel, Angelina Saenz, and Jen Yáñez-Alaniz.
For Spring 2023 we are offering monthly workshops for writers of all skill levels. Come through and leave with new writing and understanding.
For more information about us visit https://corazoncollective.org.
This unique panel discussion will look at motherwork through a queer artist lens. What does it mean to mother? RSVP or for more info look here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queer-motherwork-tending-to-the-past-present-and-our-futurity-tickets-460161364027
Niki Herd reading
Join me in celebrating Niki Herd’s newest creation. I’ll be opening for her.
You can watch on Facebook live!
There’s also an option of registering to watch via zoom (which would be most reliable), here.
new publication: Zocalo
Rodney Gomez served as curator for Zocalo Public Square and chose poets in and from the RGV to highlight. I’m honored to be in the mix! My poem, “Flashes“, was featured.
all the blues | RGV poetry reading
Some of the best poetic voices in the RGV coming together for this blue-themed reading at Casa Azul. Come through!
My first published short story recently appeared in The Acentos Review, a journal I’ve long read and admired. I’m beyond happy to be in its pages. Check out the story here, which is centered on a beautiful gay man dying during Hurrican Andrew.
In celebration of César L. De Léon’s “speaking with grackles by soapberry trees”
Featuring some of the best voices in the RGV!
Queer Voices reading
In-person and in fabulous company!
printable : origami fortune teller poem
Increasingly, as I’ve taught workshops I have crafted takeaway documents for further study. Very recently, I’ve returned to drawing or painting or playing with clay. It soothes my hands after a lot of 15 page papers for school. But it also refreshes my mind. So, as a new feature for my website, I’ll occasionally offer printables for those who visit. I may place them all on one page at some point but for now they will show on this blog page.
The first printable is an origami fortune teller that is also a visual poem. Dependent on the section you choose you will help me in crafting a poem. Click on the image below to open the pdf.
Possible poems include:
we tumble / like stones / across the land / across the water
we search / like ants / circling / foraging
Future printables will include quick writing prompts or tricks to get into writing, or guides to help develop characters or scenes.
Let me know how you like these!