Frequently Asked Questions

Performance

Category: Performance
  • Any readings outside of the Bay Area which cannot be attended virtually must reimburse travel and accommodation costs.
  • If you’d like me to read longer than 5-10 minutes at in person events
  • For accessibility reasons, the venue or hosting organization must provide a podium or music stand and a mic stand and PA system.
Category: Performance
  • Duration of performance (for example, just one poem on a theme or how many minutes)
  • If there is a specific theme to the event, let me know, so that I can cater my set to it.
  • The time and date of the event
  • The address of the venue or how to access the online event
Category: Performance

I am physically unable to assist you in moving furniture, am not interested in being bogged down by event planning minutiae, do not own a sound system, and am also not a caterer. I am a performer. I also will not pay to perform.

Category: Performance

Please contact me to work out the details.

Press

Category: Press

Please email me to arrange a time to meet in person or via zoom, or you can simply email me your interview questions.

Books

Category: Books

All my books are available for free as ebooks on every service except Amazon. I do appreciate reviews.

Services

Category: Services

I am a performer, a writer, and an occasional judge of performance and writing. If it falls in those three areas, drop me an email. However, I am not in the business of editing books for other writers, event planning, catering for events, nor providing free advice beyond what I have already publicly shared. Please visit vallejopoetrysociety.org for some useful links about publishing and area open mics.

Category: Services

If the project suits me, I will consider it. If not I can forward it to my mailing list. Please send me an email. I am more likely to submit if you at least provide a gratis copy of the anthology or magazine.

Category: Services

I do not have the budget to buy your services. Please do not send me unsolicited emails. Thank you.

Category: Services

The most I can do is perform a poem for a cause at your event. I have a limited budget and physical limitations, so I am unable to donate or volunteer in other capacities for your campaign or cause at this time. I also do not endorse candidates for office.

Category: Services

I can write a poem to order based on a theme, perform a feature set of poetry at your event, serve as a judge of performance or writing, or host an in person poetry open mic.

Category: Services

If you write poetry, I might be interested. Please contact me via email.