An anthology of poems by authors who have lived and worked in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Edited by Neeli Cherkovski and William Mohr, published by Otis Books | Seismicity Editions, Los Angeles, 2016, 238 pages, $12.95
Cross-Strokes spotlights these unfamiliar and mysterious poets, revealing strengths that rival their well-known counterparts … the anthology is an eclectic selection.
– Lana Turner Journal
I’m digging the punchy, propulsive energy of your lines.
– Michael Slosek
I’d venture to say that no other poet is making what you’re making, no one I know of anyway: analytical busts w/ big slashes of paint still sticky on the sides. Your palette is curbside sunset, but the matter is all brittle high-heel clicks and open books in warm lamplight (from vanished Mission cafes).
– Julien Poirier
Sonnets. Hand-sewn in letterpress wrappers, with a frontispiece by James Perry. Read samples here and here. Published by The Bird and Beckett Cultural Legacy Project, San Francisco, 2012, 45 pages, $7.50
I love their stance as anti-sonnets, sonnet-installations where the language is kaleidoscopic and refracted.
– Christopher Kondrich
It’s amazing, the breadth of your cultural intake. The poems are erudite, without being elitist. It’s such a natural exploration into the responsibility a poet undertakes in choosing our art.
– Jesse Morse