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Publications and Press



  • Lantern Tree: Four Books of Poems: Under the Broom Tree, City Works Press 2012.  Winner of the San Diego Book Award for “Best Poetry Anthology.” 2012

  • All of Me, Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan

  • The Magical Imperfect, Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan

  • The Gray, Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan (6/13/23)

  • Forest Heart, Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan (2024)

  • The Secret of the Dragon Gems, Little Bee/Yellowjacket (8/23)

  • On All Other Nights, A Passover Anthology (Abrams (2024) 




  • San Diego Writer’s Monthly, August 1997.  “Alone” and “Shrinking.”  San Diego, CA. (poetry)

  • San Diego Writer’s Monthly, November 2001, “September 11, There is Still Hope.” (poetry)

  • Aethlon: The Journal Of Sport Literature, Fall 1995.  “Waking the Boats.” Johnson City Tennessee:  East Tennessee State University Press. (poetry)

  • Pearl, Fall/Winter 1997.  “Origins.”  Long Beach, CA. (poetry)

  • Poudre Canyon Cache, January 1999.  “Civilization Case.”  Sierra Club Press, Colorado. (poetry)

  • City Works Literary Magazine, Spring 2000. “Signs” and the biography for the featured artist. (poetry, review)

  •, Monthly Columnist,  “Letters to My Eighth Grade Teacher” (creative non-fiction) 17 articles.

  • Vision Magazine, March 2004, “Soapbox.” (poetry)

  • Fahrenheit Magazine, “Community is What Makes Life on this Earth Bearable.” March 04 (non-fiction article)

  • Sunshine Noir, an Anthology “OB REC.”  May 05. (non-fiction article)

  • Word San Diego, “The Tolkien Panel, and Why I Didn’t Sit On it.” July 2005 04 (non-fiction article)

  • Broken Bridge Review, “The Language of Rivers.” October 2007. (poetry)\

  • Hunger and Thirst Anthology of Food Literature, “The Last Table.” 2008 (Creative non-fiction).

  • San Diego Writer’s Ink Anthology of San Diego Writers, “Aqbat Jabr.” (poem)

  • Lavanderia, “Washed and Worn”2009, Creative non-fiction

  • Mamas and Papas, 2010 “The Park.”

  • Border Voices Poetry Anthology 2011 Featured Poet, “Dog Hill,” “Origins.”

  • Charlotte Literary Review 2011, “The Green Box,”  “The Rec.”

  • This Time Not Alone, 2011, “Life Unworthy of Living, Samaria, Origins

  • San Diego Poetry Annual 2012, “The Promise.”

  • Sunshine Noir II, 2015, “Heavy Water.”

  • The Far East: Everything Just As it Is.  Selected Poems

  • San Diego Poetry Annual  2017, “Camping with Bees”



  • 3CSN/Outstanding Director of the Year 2017

  • English/Language Arts Leadership/Administrator of the year. The Greater San Diego Council of Teachers of English. 2012

  • CAPED “California Teacher of the Year Award,” 2004 (California Association of Post-Secondary Education and Disability)

  • San Diego City College “Golden Apple Award:  Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year 1999-2000.”

  • San Diego City College 1999-2000 Graduation Keynote Speaker.



  • 2017: Featured Poet: Jewish Poets Jewish Voices series, San Diego CA

  • 2016 AWP Los Angeles: Panelist: Teaching Creative Writing in the Community Colleges.

  • 2015 Featured Writer, Southwestern College Literary Week

  • 2015, “Poet in Residence” Masterpiece Christian Arts Conference, Pensacola Florida,

  • 2015 Tutka Bay, Alaska, 49 Writers Retreat with Carolyn Forche

  • 2014 Poet/Speaker at the Biola University, Razor’s Edge Conference

  • 2013 Featured Poet at the Grossmont College Literary Arts Festival

  • 2013 Featured Poet at “Powell Poetry Week” at UCLA

  • 2013 Featured Presenter at the CS Lewis Foundation Conferences in Houston and San Diego for: The Baron Journals: A Collaboration of Poetry and Art

  • 2013 AWP, Boston, Presenter

  • 2012 Featured Poet at the Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series

  • 2012 Featured Poet at the San Diego City College Book Fair

  • 2011 Border Voices 18 Featured Poet

  • 2009 Featured Writer at Barnes and Noble Poetry Series

  • 2009 San Diego City College Bookfair, “Lavanderia.”

  • 2009 Faculty Speaker for “Oasis”

  • 2008 Certified Supplemental Instruction Coordinator, UMKC

  • 2008 Featured Poet at Barnes and Noble Poetry Series in San Diego

  • 2007 Certified Online Course Instructor: San Diego Community College District

  • 2006-Present: Lecturer in Various World Religions Courses at San Diego City College, UCSD, and San Diego Community: Topic: Christianity, Judaism, and Biblical Literature and History.

  • 2005 Guest Writer at “Bag End Café” Robinson College, Cambridge, England.

  • 2005 Featured Poet at the Barnes and Noble Poetry Series

  • 2005 Humanities Expert for “Reel Stories” at Hope in the City Community Center”

  • 2004 Team Leader for “Soul in The City,” leading English University and High School Students working in inner-city London.

  • 2004 CS Lewis Literature and Arts Conference, Summer 2004.

  • 2003 CAPI, San Diego State University, worked as a consultant to High School Language Arts teachers.

  • 1999 Writerzblock, Featured Artist: October

  • 1997 Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies Graduate Teaching Associate       Conferences:

  • Presenter, “Teaching Grammar in the Classroom.”

  • Presenter, “Classroom Dynamics.”

  • 1997 The San Diego Writing Center, Friday Night Reading, September 1997.

  • Guest Lecturer in SDSU literature courses, “The Power of Poetry.”

  • 1997-98 Barnes and Noble, San Diego Writers Series, Third Thursday Reading, 1997-98

  • 1997 Wire-Chant-Word-Amp at Casa Real, SDSU

  • 1996 Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Voices in Poetry

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