Book Launch 2 @ Lighthouse Writers

Thanks so much to everyone who came to my October 15 book launch at Book Bar! A few photos from it are above. I wish I had remembered to take that post-it off the book cover!

Since the October 15 event sold out (gasp!), I’m so happy to announce another reading and celebration at Lighthouse Writers on November 5. This one has a Zoom option! Register here.

Save the date for a book release!

Wow, I can’t even say how many times over the past decade I dreamed I would be able to announce this:

At long last, White Lung will be released by Saturnalia Books on October 15, 2021!


I’d love to have you join me to celebrate with a party and reading on October 15, 2021, at 7:00 PM MDT at Book Bar in Denver. This will be a real, live, in-person event! I’ll also stream the reading over Zoom for those who can’t or don’t want to join in person.


I’ll be scheduling other readings in the Denver area throughout the fall, as well as in the D.C. area and in North Carolina.


To the followers of this blog especially: thank you for your support, and for being of the path that led me to get this book out in the world.

Write and read with me this summer!

I have a few exciting announcements!

First, I’ll be teaching a seminar called Poetry and White Supremacy: Fighting Racism in Your Lyric Poems at Lighthouse Writers Workshop’s Lit Fest on Saturday, June 12, 2021.

Check out and register for my class here.

And I’ll be reading “at” Lighthouse on Saturday, June 5. Register here!

Next, in July 2021, I’ll lead a group of white readers who are ready to tackle Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.

Check out the book here. If you want to join the group, email me by June 30, 2021.

As we read, write, and discuss, we’ll be following The Circle Way.

Here is the schedule:

Wednesday, July 7: Introduction and begin week one
(Readers independently complete week one July 7-13)

Wednesday, July 14: Discuss week one, begin week two
(Readers independently complete week two July 14-21)

July 21-28: Catch up, reflect, renew

Wednesday, July 28: Discuss week two, begin week three
(Readers independently complete week three July 28-August 4)

Wednesday, August 4: Discuss week three, begin week 4
Readers independently complete week 4 the week of August 4-11)

August 4-11: Catch up, reflect, renew

Wednesday, August 18: Discuss week 4, conclusion and looking ahead

Meetings will be held over Zoom. Participants will help choose a meeting time through a Doodle poll the week of June 30. If you want to join the group, email me by June 30, 2021!