Readings and other appearances
West Coast Dada Superstars Livestream
Tue, Sept 8
7 pm PST
Streaming on Facebook
Time Capsule Dedication
Wed, July 3
Fort Moore Memorial
Fire and Rain ecopoetry reading
Sunday, May 19
4:30 pm, Zona Rosa Alley
San Gabriel LitFest
Fire and Rain ecopoetry reading
Saturday, April 13
dA Center for the Arts
Long Beach Zine Fest
Sat, Sept 15
11 am-5 pm
Expo Arts Center
OC Zine Fest
Sat, Aug 25
11 am-4:30 pm
Anaheim Central Library
Writer in Residence
Denali National Park and Preserve
Public program Aug 9 from 3-4 pm at the
Denali Park Visitor Center
All Media 2017 Exhibition
Protest 101 selected for inclusion by juror Kim Abeles
Irvine Fine Arts Center (map)
Exhibition August 25-October 28
Opening reception August 26 4-6 pm
GuerrillaReads Lambda LitFest Video Walk
Writers at all levels are welcome
Sunday, March 12
Meetup at 4014 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Click for more details and to register
Artist in Residence
Mesa Verde National Park
Writing workshop - Fri, Sept 16
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
#ParkLit Hashtag Book Festival
Learn how you can participate
Annenberg Beach House
The Language of Landscape - a reading
details to be announced soon at
Sun, Dec 6
2 - 3 p.m.
The End of Water
Four authors read stories about water
Part of VisionLA '15 Fest
Vista Hermosa Natural Park (map)
100 N Toluca St
May 19 The Glendale Tenants Union has just launched a Community Zine to highlight local artists. I contributed three poems sharing what I discovered on early morning walks during the pandemic. Here are the first few lines of "Drunk on Oxygen":
Laconic quail under the loquat tree
considered his options: peck or eat fruit?
Comfort of the familiar bellyful
- would-be sage and sunflower -
or soft yellow flesh fermenting in the sun?
May 17 New research on arts and culture! Make or Break is a study of compensation for entry-level arts administrators in LA County that found BIPOC arts administrators earn less than their White counterparts. Accessibility and the Arts explores how artists can make their work more accessible to people with disabilities. I oversaw these studies as part of a partnership between the LA County Dept of Arts and Culture and the Center for Business and Management of the Arts at Claremont Graduate University.
May 8 Things are looking up in 2021 for many reasons, including dada. A short piece I wrote, Renter of Sounds, will appear in Maintenant 15 from Three Rooms Press.
December 8 Issue 89 of Broken Pencil magazine is all about CAN ZINES SAVE DEMOCRACY? Flip to page 28 for a Q&A with me, titled Zine Civics 101. If you've ever wondered how I got started and what inspires me to make zines, check it out! The whole issue is great. If you can afford to buy a copy, please do!
September 6 Read this great review of my zine Save the Phenomena in the ever-tasteful Broken Pencil magazine.
August 12 The Los Angeles Public Library interviewed me about my zines, focusing on the Democracy Series. Read the interview here.
July 20 Lately I've been volunteering with an amazing group called Artists 4 Democracy on get-out-the-vote activities, mostly focusing on art school students in swing states. Now that the world has gone online, they're sharing my zines electronically. You can also see me talking about my zines on A4DTV.
June 15 My story Bee Sting Repairer can now be found in issue 14 of the dada journal Maintenant. With the theme UN-SUSTAIN-A-BULL-SH*T, it's a collection of literature and visual art that "shows the absurdity of continuing the practices that have taken earth to the precipice of extinction." Available in all the usual places online, or order it directly from Three Rooms Press.
November 18 My newest short story, Your Social, has just been published in the 2019 Gold Man Review. Here's how the story begins:
Need has a way of sneaking up on your with its puffy eyes and scrawny neck. Things get worse and you adjust, thinking you're pretty clever to have figured a way through. Then they get worse again, and one day you discover life has become unbearable. Available now in the usual places.
October 22 New poetry! Four of my poems that explore the interconnection between drought and our political moment have just been published in The Typescript, a journal of art, politics, and culture. Read them here.
July 2 Zines in my Democracy Series will be interred in a time capsule in downtown Los Angeles, at tomorrow's re-dedication of the Fort Moore Memorial. What do you think Angelenos will think fifty or so years from now when they pull out zines with titles like Protest 101 and Why We Vote?
April 1 Look for a couple of readings of California eco-poetry in April and May. I'll be reading along with other contributors to Fire and Rain at the San Gabriel LitFest in Pomona and at LitFest Pasadena. If you can't make it to a reading, consider buying the book. If you can't buy the book, consider checking it out from the library. If your library doesn't own it, put in a request that they buy it.
February 20 My newest zine is about to hit the shelves! Save the Phenomena explores the relationship between democracy and climate change, and was inspired by my experience as a writer in residence at Denali National Park last summer,
August 19 Meet me at the zine fest! I'll be tabling at the OC Zine Fest on Aug 25 and at the Long Beach Zine Fest on Sept 15. Both festivals include workshops, speakers, and a chance to meet some of your favorite zinesters. If you haven't a clue what zines or zine fests are, you really must come find out.
August 7 In some exciting news from across our northern border, my zine Testify! has been selected as a finalist for the Broken Pencil 2018 Zine Awards in the Political Zine category.
July 4 Just in time for America's annual fireworks fest, my newest zine has hit the bookstores. Why We Vote gives you the tools you need to choose your candidates and plan for Election Day. It busts some common myths about voting and reminds us that every vote counts – especially yours.
June 30 And now for something a bit different from my usual. My poem, "Drought," has just been published in the Watchung Review. The theme for this issue is Dismantling Inequality Through Dialogues Of Conscience. The entire issue is available online.
October 4 My newest short story, Notes for a Porno Set in the Vatican, was published today at CutBank lit magazine's 2017 "All Accounts and Mixture" feature. It's LGBTQ-friendly and (as the title suggests) a bit NSFW. Enjoy!
June 6 We've done something new and different this week at GuerrillaReads. I traveled to San Diego for the International Communications Association conference, where great minds from around the world met to share ideas about "all aspects of human and mediated communication." We heard from four professors from Europe, South America, Africa and the US talking about their work. Watch their videos now.
April 1 The litfest video walk was a blast! We had a lively tribute to the late poet Tatiana de la Tierra, an excerpt from a memoir in progress, poetry, and a surprise visit from Marga Gomez herself. Watch all the videos now.
March 12 Join me at on the Silverlake corner where A Different Light Bookstore once stood, for the GuerrillaReads Lambda LitFest Video Walk. We'll explore the LGBTQ and literary history of the neighborhood, and you'll have a chance to read your own work for GuerrillaReads. More info here.
September 2 During my artist residency at Mesa Verde National Park I will hold a free writing workshop combined with a reading from my own work. It's scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16 at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum. Everyone is welcome; no prior writing experience required.
July 12 To celebrate my upcoming residency at Mesa Verde National Park and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service, I'm organizing a #ParkLit Hashtag Book Festival to take place on Saturday, August 20. You are invited to participate - click here for details.
June 1 I'm delighted to announce that I've been selected to be an Artist in Residence at Mesa Verde National Park. While I'm in residence I will hold a writing workshop in the park. Check back soon for details.
January 28 GuerrillaReads, the online video literary magazine I launched in 2008, was profiled today in The Atlantic. The article by Katharine Schwab is about literary efforts around the world take literature to the streets. I'm thrilled to be included!