I'm so happy to announce my first book of poetry, after 20 years of dreaming and writing. This has been a fantastic journey. Born in late February 2020 and ready for the world. I am so excited to share it with you.
A bouquet of poetry about surviving the never ending journey of self-acceptance, and learning self-care through writing. An altar, to breathe; to feel connected; offering poetry as a way to create a smile, even if it is through pain. A book on how to bloom, move on, survive major depression, and enjoy love. Finally, a healing of the little girl within whom is a wild flower.
From one reader -- "this book has the power to enable readers to find and accept their own identities. Your book is a poetic role model of the healing power of great poetry." - Terri
You can purchase my book directly from me ($23.00 US) via Venmo which includes shipping.
It's is also available via this link Amazon Out of the Weeds
By Women who Dominate Depression and Anxiety.
Published by Pear Shaped Press & Queen Ex Literature (July 29, 2022)
I have two poems are in this book along with pictures of me throughout the book. First poem is on page 73, called Journaling Through a Panic Attack. The second poem is on page 83 called Keep Yourself Alive. My picture appears in various places throughout the book, page 42, page 66, page 100, and page 109
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This extraordinary collection of poets is a book I will treasure always. Published by Four Feathers Press, 2022. My poem "Let's meet somewhere outside time and space (after Diane Suess)" is in this incredible book.
More than 70 poets participated in this directory. If you're interested in a copy you can get it here: Four Feathers Press
“This collection of poetry from during the Pandemic is healing. The humor heals. The insight. The dread. The hope. Poetry is good medicine right now.”
–Luis J. Rodriguez, Los Angeles Poet Laureate (2013-2016), author of From Our Land to Our Land: Essays, Journeys & Imaginings of a Native Xicanx Writer.
“A bulletin from the volatile waiting room that is 2020 to now, this anthology trembles with anxiety, anger, sorrow, and—at times—the most bitter pleasure. The writers / photographers assembled here jostle elbows and speak unmasked on pages that fold them into each other’s faces, homes, and grief. It’s a terrible grace that these artists cross such vast social distances to cut so close to the bone, that they set down to reckon with a time many can’t wait to forget.”–Douglas Kearney
“From Wang Ping’s moving story of a doctor and a COVID patient in Wuhan, to Kim Dower’s plucky courage in the face of isolation, to the music of Amélie Frank’s pantoum, this anthology is full of candor, grace, insight, and good humor. But mostly it is full of poetry, “the only form of speech we have that meets this need to acknowledge that we are more than unemployment statistics and death tolls” (Victor Infante). What but poetry to help us come to terms with how extraordinary the ordinary things in our lives have become? What but poetry to remind us that though we “shelter in space/like the stars” (Luis CuahtémocBerriozabal), “the baby still needs to be fed” (Aqueila M. Lewis-Ross). Life, for the fortunate of us, has gone on, but this historical moment will be remembered always. I am delighted that this anthology of COVID poems will be there to make sure it is remembered in all its beautiful humanity.”–Gail Wronsky
Released Feb 2022 by Finishing Line Press. I am part of this extraordinary anthology. My Poem "Being, Human" is featured along with other poets and available here for purchase.
Spectrum Issue 26 - The Issue is Sex. Spectrum Publishing puts out a monthly print Magazine. I am so grateful to Don Kingfisher Campbell, Editor in Chief for accepting my poem into this amazing issue. The artwork on the cover is by artist Amy Szilas (page 22). You can find my poem Bonsoir is in this amazing collection on page 33.
This powerful debut anthology from Pear Shaped Press features contributions by feminists from all walks of life. What started out as an introductory book for teens, has morphed into a set of stories and sentiments about the continued search for gender equality through the ages. A Teenager's Guide to Feminism is aimed at helping today's youth navigate the necessary but sometimes controversial topics surrounding what it means to be a feminist or a woman in modern society. Essays, letters, and poems range in topic from things we wish we could go back to tell our teenage selves, hopes and dreams for the future, and things we would tell our mothers and the other strong women who shaped us. From discussions of the changing ideologies around what it means to identify as a woman, to sexuality, beauty standards, and self-expression in a post #metoo world, this book shares stories of all kinds of love, coming of age, resilience, admiration, determination and advice to carry on. Most of all, it's a book to be shared, designed to encourage readers to define their own ideas of feminism and the female experience in an ever-changing world.
Here is the link to order! As a reminder, 50% of all ebook sales will be donated to WriteGirl Los Angeles, a creative writing and mentoring organization that promotes creativity, critical thinking and leadership skills to empower teen girls.
My poem Lessons from Life is in this amazing collection.
Rebloom is an anthology of womxn’s poetry exploring the strength, resilience and empowerment that can be found in the lived experiences and stories told by womxn.
Throughout history, resilience has been one of womxn's most remarkable traits. When you see the word resilience, you can think of a patch of unkept land that has gone wild. It’s full of colorful wildflowers, an array of bugs, butterflies and bees congregate there. It’s self sufficient, taking what it needs from the world so that it. Just. Keeps. Growing. But here's the thing about that. This wilderness faces many threats. They come thick and fast - a rogue walker tramples on some of the flowers, a storm floods the soil, a frost chills the ground. These things are inevitable. Sometimes the effects are tiny, sometimes much more significant. And yet in this thriving wilderness, life always finds a way back. Blooms re flower, creatures keep coming back and the land, it continues to take what it needs.
It. Just. Keeps. Growing.
Point Positive Publishing believes that womxn have that same quality and we wanted to showcase that through this collection of poetry.
I have two poems in this amazing collection
Star Cluster Theory
Everything Left Here
The book and ebook are available on Amazon and other online bookstores.
We will not be silenced. We are not ashamed to be part of the feminine divine in a masculine world. No matter what 2020 dealt to our communities we stated strong. This anthology is a testament to empowered feminists of all kinds. Our voices yell out in rage against the toxic masculinity that caused the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, to burn. Our voices speak about carking for the sick during a global pandemic, our voices demand justice and healing after rape. As a community of lovely souls we channel healing and connection during one of the darkest year in history through the work in this anthology, Hear us and raise your heart and vibrations so 2021 will bring in the light.
I'm thrilled to have a poem published in this beautiful anthology.
My Poem "What's for Dinner" is on page 63.
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As we all try to deal with this global pandemic poets gather and share. Here I am among brilliant poets in a chapbook about COVID-19 experiences. My poem "Breathe" is in this book
Interested in your own copy? Click on my name above to find it on Lulu.
Alien Buddha, Covid-19, Poetry, Anthology
The San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild puts out an annual book of poetry.
The 15th anniversary edition of the San Diego Poetry Annual features 419 poems from 376 poets, including the Steve Kowit Poetry Prize 2019 honorees and many of the finest poets in our region and beyond.
I'm so happy to be one of the poets featured in this book. My poem is on page 334 "How to Give a Flower"
I want to thank Megan Febuary, of For Women Who Roar™ for providing a safe space for my poem. I can't begin to express how proud I am to be in the For Women Who Roar #MeToo Poetry eBook. It is empowering to take back your voice, and your self. This book allowed me to do that in a safe, and healing way.
The name of my poem is #Believed
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