Projects

Ongoing 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

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

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

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

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

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

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