Portfolio as Journey

Summer light in the Santa Cruz Redwoods, which is home to the best-kept literary-retreat secret on the West Coast…

Summer 2017 was the season of my first-ever published poem, “A Doctor’s Life,” accepted by Medical Literary Messenger—the literary project of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.  Download the Spring/Summer 2017 edition here.

On October 14, 2017, I read one of my long-form poems at San Francisco’s Litquake Festival as part of their Lit Crawl event in the Mission District.  I’ve read at several, several Lit Crawls over the years, but this reading was the most unforgettable.  The Fabulist magazine hosted the session at Peoples Barber on Valencia Street, which was packed full of lit lovers and haircut-seekers alike.

Before the end of 2017, my short story “Obituary” will appear in The Fabulist.

Meanwhile, I’ve been focusing on my career as a highly specialized proofreader and copyeditor, and finishing two major projects:  my novel-in-progress and a long-form memoir/essay.  In September 2017 I earned my A1 Zertifikat in basic German-language proficiency from Goethe-Institut San Francisco.

I’ve had several publishing credits in the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as in such fondly remembered indie mags as Kitchen Sink and Other Magazine.  Understand if I don’t expose you to those cobwebby links…

The Bay Area has certainly changed (i.e., been “disrupted”) since those heady D.I.Y. days, but I am changing too.  Stay tuned…

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