Split this Rock Poetry Festival, DC

Spent this past Friday and Saturday in DC at the Split this Rock Poetry Festival. I’m not sure if it was knowingly timed with the cherry blossom season in DC but it was a lovely surprise to find so much pink beauty in the streets (despite the later rain). I had the good fortune of […]


Blizzard in Brooklyn

The plows have not come down my street, so I’m snowed in up to my waist. Time to celebrate snow by feeding birds some seeds and sipping strong Mexican coffee. And this is how I survived the blizzard. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird Wallace Stevens I Among twenty snowy mountains, The only moving […]


Writing Workshop at #SHJIBF

A highlight of the Sharjah International Book Fair was the creative writing workshop that my Sahar Muradi, Lisa Dempster and I ran at a lovely room at the fair itself (held at the Sharjah Expo Center). We had some writing prompts: “I remember…” “The first time I…” and finally “I am…” followed by descriptions using […]