Hello! Thanks for dropping by.
I'm a writer and the creator of The Democracy Series zine collection, which you can find in bookstores and libraries across the US, and in a time capsule. My novel, Love Songs of the Revolution, is a literary thriller about one man’s struggle to solve his wife’s murder, set against a backdrop of geopolitical turmoil in the last days of Soviet Lithuania. I'm also very proud to be founding editor of the Artists 4 Democracy Newsletter.
My short prose has appeared at CutBank, Akashic Books, Tusculum Review, Gold Man Review, Literature for Life, Necessary Fiction, CellStories, The Battered Suitcase, Blithe House Quarterly, Clamor magazine and in several editions of the annual Dada anthology Maintenant. I was recently a finalist for the Hemingway Shorts contest. Once upon a time I won a Very Short Story Award at a literary journal that is sadly no longer with us The Coffin Factory. My very first publication was a book chapter I wrote about my experiences at the Battle in Seattle in From ACT-UP to the WTO (Verso).
I have been a writer in residence at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, Denali National Park in Alaska, and Kulturni Centar REX in Belgrade, Serbia. This last led to my co-creating the Institute for Conspiracy Theory Analysis (ICTA), a journalistic social practice art project.
I write poetry from time to time, and a few of those pieces have appeared in Watchung Review, The Typescript, and Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California (Scarlet Tanager). I used to publish every once in a while on Medium and review books at TNBBC, but honestly it's been a while.
Way back in the early(ish) days of the World Wide Web I founded and ran GuerrillaReads, the online video literary magazine that takes literature to the streets. I was a host of Indymedia on Air on KPFK, the Pacifica radio network affiliate in LA for about ten years.
When I'm not writing, making zines, and trying to build a better democracy, I head up the research division at the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, where I've written and overseen a number of studies on artists, arts workers, arts organizations, arts education, and, well, the arts.
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