I am still teaching film and creative writing in East Los Angeles.
I have a BA in theatre/film from UCSC and an MFA in film production from UCLA.
A poem was recently published in Closed Eye Open, You should check out the journal, the photography is really cool.
Other poems exist out in the world in Tiny Seed Literary Journal, Nixes Mate Review, Neologism Poetry Journal, Red Flag Poetry Express, antinarrative journal, Right Hand Pointing/One Sentence Poems, Ekphrastic Review, Contemporary Haibun among others.
I recently finished writing the novella, People Who Love You.
I don't update this site often. I have a few more poems published and some forthcoming. I am still writing poetry but I took time off from working on poems to finish my novella. Yay! It's finished. I am starting another called "The Lost Films." This book was inspired in part by an unexpected podcast by Caveh Zahedi and his memory of me in film school. I also uploaded some recent pandemic films (films made at home alone).
You can hear it here. 365 Stories I Want To Tell You Before We Both Die - The Perfectionist
Today Feb. 23, 2023 is the one year anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine. Exactly one year ago I wrote a found poem from an article in the Guardian called WAR Day 1
WAR day 1
condition of anonymity
migratory birds, bats and insects
a chilling warning
“It’s frightening, but what can you do?