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Reading Water, A Dance Between Poetry and Art

This Sunday my dear friend, Shu-Ju Wang and I gave a joint talk/poetry reading about the artist’s book Water which we collaborated on. The event was the monthly poetry reading series hosted by Stonehenge Studios and organized by Leah Stenson. The creation of this book began with Shu-Ju inviting me to collaborate with her. I … Continue reading

SAGE PhotoVoice Project

I participated in a PhotoVoice project for SAGE Greater Portland this year. You can learn about what PhotoVoice is all about here. For SAGE our theme was LGBT elder housing, and these photographs and my prose poems about them were my contribution. My life on display. From babies bookended by Dad and the Other Mother … Continue reading

My Garden Grows

Today I went out to my garden. I took out the tomato and green pepper plants last week, turned the soil and dropped clover seeds on the bare ground. After a week of rain the clover is beginning to sprout. I’ve done a lot of work on my ten foot square plot over the last … Continue reading

My Reading At Dickinson

I haven’t been back to my Alma mater, Dickinson College, since 1967.  But this week I’ve had the privilege of sharing my transgender story, my experiences as an activist, and Shu-Ju’s and my artist’s book Water. With some trepidation I spoke on behalf of both of us for a talk and reading at Dickinson’s Waidner-Spahr … Continue reading

Two Down and One To Go

Last week Shu-Ju and I did the second of our three artist’s talks/poetry performances in Portland. The first one at the Waterstone Gallery was more focused on the art itself because Shu-Ju’s show there contained paintings she was inspired to create by our book Water, as well as the book itself. The second one at … Continue reading

Waterstone Gallery event successful

Sunday August 17th Shu-Ju Wang and I gave our first of three artist’s talks and poet’s performances for our collaborative artist’s book Water. As usual, Shu-Ju kept our standing room only audience entranced with her in depth description of how she made our book from scratch, and her thinking process in creating the artwork and … Continue reading

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