photos courtesy of Orlando Diaz, Monica Del Castillo, Ned Haggard, Laurie Benson, and George Colburn

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My performances cross the boundaries between cultures, between emotional

and transcendent states, between the spiritual and the sensual, and

between poetry and theater. In the Bay Area Express, Natasha Nargis wrote:

"She works the room with maximum theatricality, drawing those who are

transfixed on the drama before them into her vivid, vibrant world."

My style has been described by Stefen, a Berkeley muralist, as "more like a dance"

as I unfold my heart to show the world a reflection of its own beauty.

My hope is that we realize we are not alone, though solitary....and my inner landscape affirms

that when I perform.

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Cuba and Jerusalem, bursting with life and history and humanity, seemed to erupt into the room. Others, about pain and grief and loss, sunk their hooks into us, touched something deep inside. The energy and empathy of her poems was infectious, and it got us all. --Gabrielle Santiago, Patrick's Cabaret

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Stop by my table at the

Twin Cities Book Festival

Oct 12: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

free admission

State Fair Grounds

 

Progress Center & Fine Arts Building

1265 Snelling Ave N

St Paul, MN 55108

 

readings, panels, and books for sale

 

Select a poetry prompt and enjoy a moment of calm at our Zen sand trays!

 

Pick up a sample of my forthcoming book Heart on the Page: A Portable Writing Workshop

 

Also I will be signing books:

Catch a Dream (novel)

Ceremonies of the Spirit (poetry)

transparencies of light (poetry)

 

and Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life

by Sandy Thibault (writing resource)

 

and more

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You are invited:

Every last Sunday of the Month

Bird's Nest Poetry Series

and Open mic

 

Queen Eggroll Cafe

1579 Hamline Ave,

Falcon Heights, MN

 

Every month a different featured reader followed by open mic

Open mic slots are 5 minutes long

and sign up begins at 5:30 pm

 

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Presenting Cultivating Resiliency at

The Celebration of Santa Fe

A Spiritual Community Honoring All Paths

To hear my podcast: thecelebration

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Healing energy and love at 2016 POP UP readings with some of my favorite local poets and flutist Chrisma

 

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Holy Cow! Press published an anthology on the theme of Home and I am honored that my personal essay Seeking Sanctuary is included:

 

The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home

This beautiful collection includes poetry and prose from local writers that I know personally such as Margaret Hasse, Cary Waterman, Ethna McKiernan, Jill Breckenridge, Mary Kay Rummel, and writers I have yet to meet: Karen Herseth Wee, Miriam Weinstein, James Cihlar, Alice Owen Duggan, Molly Sutton Kiefer, Linda Kantner, Julie Landsman, Amy Nash, and Ellen Shriner, and writers that I admire such as Marge Piercy and Naomi Shihab Nye. 

 

Available at www.holycowpress.org and through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, this collection makes an excellent Christmas present. The work ranges from nostalgia to escape, from roots to homelessness, from where we feel a sense of belonging to where we can spread our wings and fly.  

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Venus Rising with Marcia Starck 2004

Word Dancers Southwest Literary Center

2009

 

MPLS: Publication party February 27th 2009 with Nadia Giordana

at Altered Aesthetics Gallery Exhibition

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

2008