Author of poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Instructor in UB & CS programs on university campuses. Producer of literary events, publisher, host, idea consultant.
Created Living Treasures project - published writings of four poetic elders - 2005 by Meridien PressWorks™ .
Creator/host for three spoken word series 1994 - 2004: award-winning Celebration of the Word™ for ten years, Poetry at the Cosmo, and Word Dancing. Word Dancing was re-created 2007- 2009.
Facilitator for monthly writing group, Meridien Writers™ (10 years) & for weekly writers group at M.I. Library.
Judge for literary competitions:
2008, 2012, 2014 - Arizona State Poetry Society contest;
2010, 2012, 2016 - Scenarios USA (plays);
2013 - Outside Rhymes - Muir Heritage Land Trust.
Poetry published in six ANTHOLOGIES:
Drumvoices Revue, S. Ill. U. (2004);
Windows & Skylights 3, Benicia Poets, Outskirts Press (2010);
Poets Eleven 2012, SF Public Library;
World of Change, New Way Media (2014);
Poets Eleven 2014, SF Public Library;
Revolutionary Poets Brigade anthology,
vol. 4, edited by Jack Hirschman (2017).
Author of Rise of Uyghur Ethnic Tensions in China, in CHINA'S NEW 21ST CENTURY REALITIES from Peter Lang Publishers (2015).
Upcoming features: see http://pw.org and
MY OWN SILENCE - Taurean Horn Books.
WORD DANCING - Taurean Horn Books.
CAROUSEL (Essays) - Regent Press.
TWO SEASONS - Regent Press.
- JoinedAugust 30, 2014