Projects

Revisionary Arts, July 2020-present

  • Founder of the nonprofit committed to offering poetry and narrative workshops as a means of augmenting individual and communal healing and well-being

 

AZ Poets Speak, April 2020 – present

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

 

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

 

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

  • Judge and curator of the 6 winning  “streetscape”/billboard poems (sponsored by the City of Phoenix)

 

The Poetry Spot: A Poem a Week in the AZ Republic, March 2018-August 2019

  • Co-curator of the weekly poetry feature in the AZR

 

 

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

 

AZ Masters of Poetry (AMP), 2017-present

  • Teacher trainer and board member for AMP, a poetry nonprofit that promotes literacy, community, self-esteem and hope to youth in the west valley

 

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, which included found poetry exercises such as cut-ups, redactions, and centos

 

 

Phoenix Community Poetry Gardens, October 2017-December 2017

  • Founder of the poetic mural project that was the recipient of a Lincoln Center Fellowship; organizer and host of the launch party and reading at Pan American Charter school in Phoenix

 

Get Lit: Conversations & Cocktails with Four Chambers, January 2016-Dcember 2018

  • Host/moderator of the monthly literary salon, which featured a new topic each month

 

 

rinky dink press (rdp), November 2015-present

  • Founding editor of the micro-poetry micro-press that’s published over 70 single author micro-collections to date

 

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

  • Poetry editor for 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-October 2019; April 2020-present (online)

  • 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

 

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

  • Co-founder and editor of the community-oriented creative journal