there’s something inside me that tells me where i’ve been.
that whispers to me sweet and sharply about edges of swords and blood drops in the snow and fantastic enchantments and the darkest corners of the darkest wood. of curling smoke and flickering flame and warm breath transfixed by the shadows on cavern walls– on the things we did to survive the night and pass through the winter. the old bones of deep stories twitching, shifting– back to life. myth is like the shapeshifter– the coyote, the owl, and the wind in the trees. the sound that seizes your throat underneath your lover or catching the eyes of a creature you do not yet know how to name. i long– as i always have– in life after life– for the many-colored cloak of fine spun, wrought and ragged, elegantly wild and spiritually sentient– story. story i feel swirling in my ribcage, between the good earth and my dirty feet-soles.
the place where this world and the other worlds meet– that’s where you’ll find me. that’s where you’ve always been able to find me…
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My body of work is deeply multidisciplinary– this website was created around 2009 (!) and has been the online container for it all ever since.
EVENT ARCHIVE, CURRENT OFFERINGS + UPCOMING:
++ Full event history and upcoming/current offerings are listed HERE.
PERFORMANCE + WRITTEN WORK:
++ You can read (and watch) many selected works HERE; performance/event history is linked above.
Since 2011 I’ve been performing my own poetry and prose work in venues, showcases, and special events both large and small all over Queens and NYC.
++ I’ve self-published four books of poetry and prose.
Decisions We Make While We Dream (2012), TRAVERSALS (2014), WILDLIGHT (2018), and THE BOOK OF LEGEND (2019)
CURATING + HOSTING:
++ Full listing of curated shows is HERE.
Since 2013 I’ve been curating and hosting my own original shows & multi-disciplinary arts events, including: Nature of the Muse, The Wild Papers, the (first ever) Queens Literary Town Hall, Church of the Sacred Body, MASHUPS, How We Create & How We Cope: intersections of art & mental illness, The Widening Circle, UNSTAGED: A playwrighting and performance experiment (co-curated), and A Prayer to See & Be Seen: Creative Reframing for Mental Health.
++ My first hour-long, written/directed/featured alchemical theatre work, PROVENANCE, debuted at Long Island City Artists (LIC-A)’s Plaxall Gallery in December 2018. More on the show and full video footage is HERE.
“PROVENANCE is the intersection between the journey to love; the journey to self, which is also to god; and the journey to make peace with the darkness. part ritual, part poetry, part music, part movement- it is an exploration of the viscerality of want. how it drives us, transforms us. ‘the wanting creature.’ its connections to love, sex, spirit, and mental illness. and how, if we push far enough- this grief-filled longing becomes ecstatic, transcendent, holy- a means for return to true self, a return to god.”
MIXED MEDIA + INSTALLATION:
++ Info and photos from my long-running poetry sticker project, mixed media artwork, immersive art installations including THE FIRE ROOM and go slowly, see miracles; and poetry graffiti series and experiments, are HERE.
ARTS JOURNALISM + MORE:
++ Results of my past and sometimes current lives as an arts journalist, as well as on-camera host/interviewer, photographer, editor, music video producer, can be found HERE.
PRESS + FEATURED CONTENT:
++ Coverage of my work in print/TV/online as well as featured shows and interviews are HERE.