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My First Small Reading from “I Am Not Writing a Book of Poems In Hawaii”

Thanks to Linda Ravenswood invited me to Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore to help celebrate the release of Los Angeles Press’ V6//the Dance. (Thanks Linda!) I read a few poems (including 2 from my new book!) with a great group of poets including L.A.’s poet-laureate Lynn Thompson, Christina Cha, Bernadette McComish, Brian Sonia-Wallace and Colleen Shoshana McKee. Check out the video here:

Hiroshima Day Commemoration Event

Hiroshima Day Commemoration and Reading from The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express featuring readings from Rick Lupert’s book “The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express” along with Hiroshima Tanka from Mariko Kitakubo (live from Japan), and music from Cantor Aviva Rosenbloom and Joel Siegel.

Learn more about The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express here.

Visit Marika Kitakubo on the web here.

8 Minute Set on Ireland’s Eat the Storms Podcast!

Thanks to Ireland’s Damien B Donnelley for having me on the  “Eat the Storms” podcast. In addition to an 8 minutes set of poems from me, this episode also features readings from Sinéad Nolan, Stewart Carswell, Alice Kinsella, Ben Ray, and Giovanna MacKenna. Listen in the player below or on your preferred podcast platform here.

New poem from Hawaii published at Oddball Magazine

I’ve got a new book of poems written in Hawaii coming out soon and the good folks at Oddball Magazine have published a poem from it. Check out “Factual Facts” at Oddball here.

Fried Potato Press reviews The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express

Thanks so much to E.R. Sanchez of Fried Potato Press for this incredible deep dive into my most recent book “The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express!” It’s quite a read and I couldn’t be more humbled by how much he immersed himself in the work. Thanks E.R! Check out the review here.

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