Winter Holiday Poems

I wrote these and performed them at Voices of the Season at the McCune in the JFK Library, and Hanukkah & Hilarity, respectively. Voices of the Season We are but a handful of voices this season among a sparkling chorus of many reasons to add a little more light to the winter … Continue reading

A World Without Bullets

I premiered this poem today along with reading “Hanukkah Train” on OZCAT radio. A World Without Bullets You say to yourself, reading the newspapers, but that could have been me... We must not let it change us for the worse. We must not hide ourselves from the beauty life has to offer. We … Continue reading

Pittsburgh

I read this poem at the Vallejo United Against Hate & Anti-Semitism rally on October 28, 2018. Pittsburgh We who pray words of peace, words of love, words of unity, words of welcoming, words of kindness, words of justice... These words transform our hearts to take action in favor of these … Continue reading

One year as Poet Laureate

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On October 10th, 2017 I performed “Visions” to a packed city council chamber, and received my proclamation as Vallejo’s Poet Laureate. I wish to express gratitude to the musicians at my synagogue who sparked this journey from the page to the stage, to my predecessor Genea Brice, to everyone … Continue reading