Essays & Articles

Recent Essays

For the Faint of Heart,”  from the blog of Ruminate Journal

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)

Sampling of Articles on the Arts
“Seaside’s Jeff Nixon, an Ansel Adams protege, makes the immense intimate”

“Stage mom,” profile of the late actress & children’s drama teacher Marcia Hovick

“The Geography of Sound,” profile of hip-hop artist Savage Sun

“Two Legends,” interview with Hal Holbrook on his one-man show “Mark Twain Tonight!” (pdf)

Preview of book launch for writer, artist and musician Bill Minor’s  memoir ”The Inherited Heart”

“Serious Fun,” Paula Poundstone interview

“Klezmer Fusion,” interview with the band The Klezmatics

Poetry-Related Articles

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

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Haas to Read at MPC

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.

High School Poets Read their Poetry, Receive Honors

Word and Deed,” poets Diana Garcia and Frances Payne Adler

Word Play,” poetic theater emsemble Universes