Upcoming readings

Please save the dates!

FEBRUARY 1, 2015    2:00–4:00 p.m.

Creativity Explored Gallery
3245 Sixteenth Street (at Guerrero)
, San Francisco

A special benefit for the unique artists of Creativity Explored, featuring San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía, studio artist Keenan Dieteker, and 10 regional poets. Please come hear us give voice to extraordinary artwork from the studio, IN the studio! Artwork by all Creativity Explored artists is available for sale in the gallery.


APRIL 16, 2015    7:00–8:00 p.m.

Readers Bookstore
Fort Mason Center (Building C), San Francisco

A multicultural evening with Nicole and the dynamic spoken-word and visual artist Adrián Ariás. Curated by San Francisco Poet Laureate Emeritus Jack Hirschman.

Writing on the estuary…


Willapa Bay AiR (Artist in Residence) colony is perched on Washington state’s Long Beach Peninsula, an exquisite confluence of Pacific tidal flats, open ocean, forest, meadow, and fresh water: one of North America’s most pristine ecosystems. I’ll be in residence for the month of September 2015.


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The last half of January 2015 I’ll be back in residence at the beloved Vermont Studio Center, writing on the frozen Gihon in the company of artists from around the world.

New essay — “Adhering”

FourthRiverIssue11Here's a taste of a new lyric essay published in The Fourth River, a journal of nature and place-based writing out of Chatham University. 


                             Slime (vb.) In part, from the Greek linere: 
                                      to daub, besmear, rub out. Erase. 

A fresh and robust slime trail can trap a rolling dime. On a crepuscular sidewalk, 
from a certain angle (you’ve seen this), a snail trail glows like pearl. This morning, 
in my path, running like a minuscule creek under a small brown moth, a 
slime trail lobs back the sunrise… Read the full essay  

                                      "I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to 
                                     publish this enigmatic and beautiful essay." 
                                           —Sheila Squillante, Editor in Chief, The Fourth River