My new poem Romance can be found in the charity anthology Essential from UWA. Scroll down to read it, and then please consider picking up a copy to support independent bookstores, an essential part of our communities, for $10 on Amazon.

Written by 55 creatives during the covid-19 pandemic, this anthology of poetry and micro fiction was created to raise money for independent bookstores during the economic crisis caused by the novel virus. It includes the work of writers from around the world that range in experience from one poet’s first time publication, to a poet laureate’s latest.  Every bit of it has been deemed essential.

Wordlights Poetry Hour

Poems from my book, With Only Which She Could Carry, will be shared on Wordlights Hour, a weekly segment of Shady Pines Media Radio.


The radio show may be listened to on every Saturday from 6 to 7PM PST.

After my contribution airs, I will update this post with a direct link of the show. For now, follow them on Facebook and tune in weekly to enjoy.

Full Show:

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Jump to my poems:

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With Only Which She Could Carry: a poetry collection

My new book is now on sale! Here’s the scoop—it’s $12.99 and you can buy it wherever you prefer to buy books. 

Please consider asking a book shop in your area to order the book for you; by ordering through a brick and mortar, you help keep them in business and bookstores in our communities. Also, when you shop at an independently-owned business, your entire community benefits: Spend $100 local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.

Use IndieBound to locate an independent bookstore near you. Or, you can order through them to ship right to your house.

If you must though, it can be purchased from Bezos or B&N. And I’ll only guilt trip you a little bit. And make it slightly less convenient by not linking to it in this post.

Click the image below to purchase!

Grand prize winner of the 2019 UWA book contest, With Only Which She Could Carry is a collection of poems chronicling transient characters trying to establish lives in multiple spaces at the same time, existing everywhere and nowhere at once. The author invites you to read, consider, and imagine a life lived out of terminals, stations, and the ether. Consider the motions of a life pressed through these turnstiles and what shapes might be formed of you from it. Consider what you might take and leave behind.

Whether it’s how the higher education system has left the entertainer disillusioned on the path to self discovery, or the way wonders of the unknown ripple through the wayfarer in solitude, the stories woven between these poems share a heart. A nuanced look at life in limbo.




Underground Writers Association is an indie non-profit dedicated to making big splashes and bringing bold book projects into the literary world.