Ongoing Projects

ISSUED: stories of service, August 2022-present

  • Founding Faculty Editor of ISSUED, a literary journal featuring the stories of active-duty, veterans, and military affiliated persons, that’s co-edited by students and sponsored by the OVMAE at ASU.

Revisionary Arts, July 2020-present

  • Founder of the therapeutic poetry nonprofit committed to the well-being of marginalized communities, healthcare workers, and the community at large.

Grey Matter, May 2020-present

  • Faculty editor of the medical poetry journal at the University of Arizona Biomedical campus-Phoenix.

The Revolution (Relaunch), June 2019-present

  • Founding editor of the creative resurgence of the women’s rights newspaper founded by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in 1868.
  • Publishes socially conscious and relevant poetry and prose, profiles and interviews, short essays and book reviews, photographs, and excerpts from the original suffrage publication.

rinky dink press (rdp), November 2015-present

  • Founding editor of the DIY micro-poetry press that’s published over 100 single-author micro-collections to date.

Write On, Downtown: A Journal of Phoenix Creativity, January 2007-May 2022

  • Co-founder and editor of the community-focused creative writing journal that’s co-edited by interns on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.

Public Projects (2010-2020)

Poetry Illuminated, summer 2020-April 2021

  • curator of the glow-in-the-dark public art project for the city of Goodyear, AZ

AZ Poets Speak, April 2020-present

  • curator and host of the monthly program sponsored by Arizona Humanities

19th Amendment Centennial Celebration, 2020

Phoenix Chorale, summer-fall 2019

  • author of “Out of the Ashes,” lyrics for the chorale’s first song about Phoenix

The 7th Ave. Streetscapes, Fall 2017-April 2018

  • judge/curator of the 6 “streetscape” public art poems
  • awarded a 2019 Crescordia Award (Public Art category), sponsored by Arizona Forward

The Poetry Spot, March 2018-August 2019

  • co-curator of the weekly poetry “column” in the Arizona Republic

First Friday Poetry on Roosevelt Row, February 2018-October 2019

  • founder/host of the multi-modal poetry showcase that takes place during the monthly First Friday art walk in the heart of the historic Roosevelt Row art district

New Phx Voices: Teen Poetry Workshop and Open Mic at Burton Barr/South Mountain Libraries, June 2017-May 2018

  • monthly facilitator of the craft talk/workshop and open mic

Phoenix Community Poetry Gardens, October 2017-December 2017

  • founder and facilitator of the poetic mural project that was the recipient of a Lincoln Center Fellowship

We Are Downtown, Jan 2014-Dec 2015

  • artistic director of the 8-member team from the Watts College of Public Solutions that curated qualitative, visual, and creative data

Four Chambers: The Heart of Literature in Phoenix, August 2013-August 2018

  • poetry editor for the Phoenix-based Four Chambers (FC) Journal and Four Chambers Press

First Friday Poetry in Heritage Square, Fall 2011-Spring 2012

  • organizer/Host of the monthly poetry series that featured Black Poet Ventures, an LGBTQ event, poets and fiction writers from across the university and community 

Phoenix Poetry Series, January 2008-April 2020

  • co-founder, curator, and host of the monthly poetry series that featured 2-3 poets per month, from the established to the emerging, the university to the community