Back from LA, and I find...

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...this really cool portrait painted by poet/publisher/artist Didi Menendez of MiPOesias, Ocho, Oranges & Sardines, Menendez Publishing, and so much more. The portrait is of yours truly, and you can see it at

When Didi's not publishing poets, she's painting them. In this year alone, she's painted several poets, including Suzanne Frischkorn, Courtney Campbell, Ron Silliman, and Billy Collins. To check out these and others, go to


The writers conference in Los Angeles went really well. I'm so glad to have met some of my blog readers there (thanks for introducing yourselves!). The event was successful again for all involved--with happy writers, editors, agents, and even the event organizers, who are notoriously hard to please.

Hope everyone had a good time in the forum ( while I was away. Or maybe an even better use of time would've been to write a poem or two and/or submit your work.

Until later, keep poeming!