Word in the Desert

I’m currently leading a Christian Poetry Colloquium through the Nova Forum at USC.


You can now purchase my chapbook, second in the Californios Chapbook Series.


You can now download my mini-chapbook for free, published as a part of the 2412 project from Platypus Press.

Palaver Arts Magazine

I’m delighted to share that I’ve taken on the role of Managing Editor for Palaver Arts Magazine, sponsored by Thematic Option at USC. Check out our latest issue here!

Upcoming Readings 

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Moderating the “A Tribute to Jane Kenyon” Panel Discussion, AWP, Minneapolis Conference Center, Minneapolis, MN, April 11, 2015

Introducing Tony Hoagland at his reading, for the UC Irvine MFA’s visiting poets series, April 23, 2014, UC Irvine

Making Good: Creation, the Arts & the Kingdom” Roundtable Symposium with Trevor Hart, sponsored by CCCA, November 8, 2013

Introducing Prageeta Sharma at her reading, along with Teresa Carmody and Ken White, for the UCI Author Series, December 9, 2013, UC Irvine

Past Readings

Reading at The Pop-Hop in Highland Park along with Aiden Arata, Lisa Dring, Sondra Sun Odeon, and Jasmine Dreame Wagner in Highland Park on Saturday December 15, 2018

Reading as a part of “The Sacred Categories” Reading and Release Party at the Women’s Center for Creative Work on Thursday September 7, 2017

Reading as a part of the launch of the inaugural issue of NECK at the Marfa Poetry Festival in Marfa, TX on Saturday August 12, 2017

Featured poet at a cultural salon, Long Beach, Nov 21, 2015, 8 pm

Celebration of Writing, UC Irvine, June 5, 2015, HG 1030, 6 pm

Southern California MFAs Reading, April 9, 2015, AWP Bookfair, Minneapolis, MN, 4 pm

UCI MFA Reading Series, January 25, 2014, Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, 4 pm

UCI MFA Reading Series, October 9, 2013, UC Irvine, HG 1010, 7 pm

Biola Alumni Reading, honoring Justin Campbell, November 7, 2013, Biola University, Library Courtyard, 7 pm


Check out this fun “WHAT WHAT HOW” interview over at H_NGM_N.