9.29.2011

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5.20.2011

Performance!


Featured Poet
617 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas

THIS Monday, May 23rd
7-10pm

Dig

What you touched
inside of me

was burned by a lake
at the bottom of a hill.

Five year old hands
sculpting sand into
the valley of kings--

discover me.

4.29.2011

Performance!

Lenguas Libres
Every Generation Has a Voice
Guadalupe Theatre
San Antonio, Texas

THIS Friday, April 29th
8-10pm


**This is a special showcase of mentors & mentees.
Join me & my student Esperanza Santizo**

After Death

When you walk among
the living you see death
everywhere.

The grief of clouds--
tears that stick & stagnate.

The defeat of tread shed from tires,
convulsing at the roadside.

You cannot feel wind
as anything but the vengeance
of air.

You are here
as punishment.

As failed attempt
at downfall.

When you walk among
the living you do not walk
at all.

Keeper

Stone

My love for you
is like stone, heavy
and solid through the days.

Tumbled by rivers
and ancient waves,
it rests upon the shore.

4.10.2011

Performance!


Solo Show & Open Mic
Thursday, April 17th
7pm

Bookwoman
5501 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas

**bring work to share**

Sleep

I leave you
each night for my
lively inner world.

I return
to discover what is
between us--

love made
on either side of darkness.

Shorelines


Performance!

Take Back the Night

Featured Performer

UT Campus, Main Mall

Wednesday, April 6th

6:30pm

3.22.2011

Performance!

Featured Poet
Sunday, March 27th
7pm
j
5775 Airport Blvd.
Austin, Texas
j
**bring work to share during the open mic**

Things You Do Not Know

j
Inside my skin there are broken bottles,
leads of pencils and a metal plate.

My heart
jjjjjjjjjjjjj is empty.

Stripped of walls, there are pillars
holding up nothing but sky.

I fall in
jjjjjjjjjj on myself.

A room of concrete. Things
you do not know--
jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj he hurt me.

Growth

Burglary

All these scars on my heart
close doors around you. I am picking
locks. I am knocking. These ghosts
won't let you in.

2.24.2011

Performance!

Featured Poet
Wednesday, March 2nd
6-9pm
j
1003 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX
j
*bring work to share*

wingspan


Bird Love

Since I met you,
jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj birds flock to me.

Mourning doves perch on porches.
Owls peer into my soul.
Mockingbirds soundtrack sunshine.

I am in bird love with you
winged, light-hearted & aloft.

2.23.2011

Performance!

TONIGHT, February 23rd
7pm
j
1619 South First Street
Austin, Texas

1.25.2011

Voice from Yemen

He looks worried.
jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj He says they are.
j
He wraps his head in wrinkles
and fine white fabric.
j
"We are afraid of being colonized like Iraq..."
j
Grains of sand beneath his fingernails.
Grains of sand between his eyes.
Grains of sand inside his ears.
j
"We are not going anywhere..."

Performance!

invitational showcase with live music acts
THIS Sunday, January 30th
7pm
j
Bar One41
141 E. Hopkins Street
San Marcos, Texas
$10

tunnel




Performance!

reading & winter issue launch
Friday, January 28th
7pm
j
Bookwoman
5501 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas
j
Free!