Tuesday, October 24, 2006

It's out! It's out! It's out! And it's beautiful. It arrived last Wednesday. I'm in College Station today at Texas A&M for the Southwest Literary Festival. I read with Barbara Youngblood Carr and it was chill. A small crowd of ten folks. But it was my first reading from the book itself and not a print out. That was fun.

The past week, I've just been working on gearing up for upcoming readings and such in Kansas City, St Louis, New York and beyond. It's pretty fun.

Onto other readings.


Sunday, October 08, 2006

IMPROMPTU....the reading was a success last night. Tisa and Amanda were incredible headliners, reading from their new bodies of work - Tisa's "Unexplained Presence" (forthcoming from Leon Works Press), and Amanda's "Tuff". Phenomenal women.

They were followed by lovely, lovely, powerful beautiful readings/performances by Leo Guevara, Wanda Kruda, Rasa Hollinger, and Jibade-Kahlil Huffman. Beautiful. I had such a nice time. Photos coming shortly. Hoa Nguyen was also here - she told us about the Poetry Bus coming to town this Thursday.

It was really lovely.

Other exciting news...my live webcast reading went up today, too. It's going to be on myspace/zorashorse for a minute. I put it on youtube for greater access, too.

Peace and light

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

There are so many great things happening right now. For one, the anthology Divagaciones Bajo la Luna/Musings Under the Moon has come out and is meeting with great success in NYC and the D.R. It is an awesome project and anthology gathering the writings of Dominican Lesbians in the Dominican Republic and abroad. The book was edited by Jacqueline Jimenez Polanco, and published with the support of: Astraea, FLACSO, GALDE and now Las Buenas Amigas. They've had events in NYC and Santo Domingo.

The amazing contributors to Divagaciones Bajo La Luna/Musings Under the Moon are: Anacaona, Ariadna Vásquez (Distrito Federal, México), Sargenta G-PROSAS (Deyanira Garcia)(Bronx-NY), Dulce Reyes Bonilla (Brooklyn-NY), Elisa Morel (Santiago), Erika Herfurth (Santiago), Glenda Oval (Bronx-NY), Huracán (Santiago), Jacqueline Jiménez Polanco (Santiago-Santo Domingo), Jissel Ravelo (Queens-NY), Lissette Norman (NY), Magie Sánchez (Santo Domingo), Mari Zabala (Washington Heights-NY), Miriam Ventura (Bronx-NY, PA), Nelsy Aldebot Reyes (Santiago), Ochy Curiel (Bogotá, Colombia), Paola F. Volquez (Bronx-NY), Sandra T. Ramírez (Zen) (Brooklyn, NY), Violeta Michel Pantaleón (SF-CA),Yaneris González Gómez (Santo Domingo), Yoseli Castillo Fuertes (Washington Heights-Bronx, NY), Yuderkys Espinosa Miñoso (Buenos Aires). I also have a piece in it

Then this weekend, Tisa Bryant will be here in Austin, so we're putting together an informal event featuring her and Amanda Johnston:

SATURDAY OCTOB ER 7, 2006 @ 8pm
IMPROMPTU - A Poetry/Fiction Reading
with Amanda Johnston & Tisa Bryant

Hey everybody - We are excited about this IMPROMPTU gathering at our house to enjoy the work of writer/editorsAmanda Johnston (Poet and Editor of Torch Lit. Mag) and Tisa Bryant (Fiction Author and Editor of Encyclopedia Lit. Project).

I'm also hoping that folks bring their own work to share. There are so many talented, brilliant beautiful people here that it would only be right. And, of course, we must dance.