Blood Flower, February 1, 2015
Wild In The Plaza of Memory, 2012
Crazy Love, 2009
Scattered Risks, 2005
One Legged Dancer, 2002
Finding Peaches In The Desert, 2000
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Street & Powell's Books.
Southern Book Fair, Nashville, TN, 2011
Guaymas, Mexico during full moon
Reading at Lone Star State College hosted by Melissa Studdard in Houston in 2015.
The ms. is with an agent now.
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM ENDS
A bluebird slips between electric wires,
and I remember waking to the radio static
of the Vice President
saying there was no choice but war,
but there were no plans for war, a confabulation
confusing as the tongue of a captive raven, split
so he’ll talk to amuse the neighbor
who nursed the raven back to health
after it was hit by a car in the street
and now keeps it caged in a backyard
where it has learned the price of being saved.
from Blood Flower
Once again, I'll be teaching at the magnificent Ghost Ranch (where Georgia O'Keefe painted) in Northern New Mexico the first three weeks of January 2018. This will be an intensive three week hands-on mixed genre course in poetry and prose (memoir/essay) with field trips to Okey O'Wingeh Pueblo, Santa Clara Pueblo, Albuquerque Museum of Art, a hike in Bandolier National Monument, Taos, Santa Fe and a visit to Chimayo. Our source material will be works by Native American and Latino writers, N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Joy Harjo, Natalie Diaz, Sherwin Bitsui, Layli Longsoldier, Rudolfo Anaya, Demetria Martinez, Luis Alberto Urrea and others. This is a wonderful program. Housing and meals and transportation from and to the Albuquerque airport are provided. If you've wanted time to write as well as writing prompts, feedback and guidance, think about signing up. Last year students gave this course rave reviews. Here is the link:
Writing The SouthWest, January, 2018: Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu