2016 Writer-in-Residence

2016 Artist-in-Residence,
City of Los Angeles

2015 Artist-in-Residence,
National Parks System 

2015 Doris Duke Impact Award Nominee

2015 Poet-in-Residence,
Dollar Shave Club

2013/14 Poet-in-Residence
ArtWorks Theatre, Hollywood
Silverlake Picture Show
​My debut book of poems, I Sold These Poems, Now I Want Them Back is currently available from Yak Press (2016). The best way to support me as a writer is to order it here.

Other work is featured in anthologies including:

  • The Death of Sex (2016, Spoken Word London, London England)
  • For Children (2016, Chaffey Review Vol. XIV, Chaffey College, California)
  • Galerie (2015, I Am Art, Galerie Ulrikt Petschelt, Germany)
  • Some People Fear a Blank Page (2015, The Poetry Circus, Yak Press, California)
  • The King of Fools (2012, Two Neezaparte: The Fools Guild Quarterly, Los Angeles)
  • Heirloom (2012, Healthy Environments Across Generations Conference, New York Academy of Medicine)
  • The Waste Mirror (2011, Inklight Journal, Scotland)
  • Waking World (2011, Inklight Jorunal, Scotland)
Nevermore (October 29, 2016) - Celebration of Edgar Allan Poe
  • City of Los Angeles, Center for Cultural Innovation, Tourism Board, & community partners
Quickdraw Poetry Cabaret with Melrose Poetry Bureau (January 2016)
  • Original stage play featuring poetry, music & dance at the Bootleg Theater
Bike Odyssey LA (April - August 2014) - Cicling adaptation of Homer's The Odyssey
  • National Endowment for the Arts through Long Beach Arts Council, CICLE, METRO, & Santa Monica Museum 
Past gigs have included festival and community events like the Frogtown Artwalk, Abbot Kinney Food Truck Festival, The Poetry Circus, and Artists and Fleas Market with the LA Library Foundation. Events have also run the corporate gamut, writing and performing for Google,  Wedgewood Real Estate LLC, Bush Gottleib Law Firm, and a conference for Investment Banking.

As a spoken word artist, I have performed at Dante’s Poetry Lounge, The Last Bookstore, The Poetry Brothel, and with my group, The Melrose Poetry Bureau, at events like LA2050’s Celebrate LA and Grand Park Performances. I have been a Poet-in-Residence at Dollar Shave Club, ArtWorks Theatre, and The Silverlake Picture Show, and am an Artist-in-Residence with the National Parks System for 2015.

International events include Banksy's Dismaland (UK) and I Am Art (Germany).
"It's a pleasure to see someone combine delight with an art form and dedication to its study in such a way that it promises some truly great work to come from this poet."
- Janessa Jaye, World of Champaigne
“I was slightly blown away. I was expecting maybe three lines of silliness. But that is not what I got…It was beautiful.”
- Amy Tofte, Bitter Lemons

“Multi-talented…He is good at this stuff. Really good.

' of the best nights of live performance in town"
- Pauline Adamek, ArtsBeatLA

"...high-spirited demonstration of masterful word play, ticklish nonsense and bawdy humor, which never seems to run out of pleasant surprises."
- Lovell Estell III, Stage Raw

"Be prepared to be riveted by music, sultry dance, breathy orations and defiant provocations. Its ALL about the ‘word‘ will be energetically revived." 

- Tracey Paleo, Gia on the Move

"You wrote me a poem this past weekend and I just felt compelled to tell you about the effect it had. You don't know me or my story, and yet what you wrote was completely reflective of my life these past two a T. It was almost startling...It's hung on my door and I read it each morning before leaving. KEEP WRITING POEMS FOR RANDOM PEOPLE! It's amazing how much strangers can learn from one another and how impactful words can be. So THANK YOU."
- Natasha, a client who reached out to me on Instagram