Pegasus Bookstore, Berkeley reading with Tomas Moniz, Brynn Saito, and Jan Richman. Friends from different times of my life came out. We sweated, hugged, & laughed together in the reading space (not even a cold beer could cool me.)
Misty walk through a community garden in San Francisco this morning.
Rollin’ with it.
Thanks to Shome Dasgupta for including me in his illustrious On Reading series.
Kevin Sampsell & Chiwan Choi. Grateful for these two in unmeasurable ways.
Fan palm. Palm frond. What I’m growing into.
Excerpt of Excavation by Wendy C Ortiz
When one reads a book published by Future Tense, one should expect to feel willingly uncomfortable with the author’s honesty. No matter the specific subject matter, there will be at least one moment, a feeling, a crash into clarity that makes one realize: I’ve been here too. Reading Wendy C. Ortiz’s excellent memoir, Excavation, is an experience no different.
Désirée Zamorano, Megan Stielstra, & I can make you cry. Let us try.
Reading at InsideStorytime hosted by James Warner, La Movida Wine Bar, San Francisco. I read aloud a part of the book I’ve never read aloud before, a sticky, intense, grotesque part, & people seemed to like it. Fellow readers Andrew Dugas, Alan O’Gorman, Jason Bayani, and Katie Crouch rocked it. Last photo is of one of my childhood friends who I haven’t seen since high school.
Interviews with Patricia Lockwood and Wendy C. Ortiz, thoughts on new albums from Neil Young and Richard Reed Parry, reviews of books by Ben Tanzer and Brandon Hobson, and more.
One homage to Amy Gerstler. Thanks to Ruben Quesada for choosing this poem for Luna Luna Magazine & giving it a home.
Hardest interview I’ve done so far LOL.