Over the last couple of years, I’ve rediscovered a long time passion: Zines! A while back a friend was making them, and through our conversations, drew me in. Her flair was converting old Live Journal blog posts into zines, and then bad goth poetry. She then introduced me to Charissa Lucille, the creator of the Fem Static Zine and owner of Wasted Ink Zine Distro (WIZD).
This introduction led me to create my first zine: Please don’t call me a Lesbian, I’m a Freak. I traded most of them at my first zine fair, and then other people bought copies.
One of my passions is reading/performing poetry, spoken word, the words I write. While delving into the culinary world took me away from the microphone, I’ve finally found my way back.
It’s been a slow re-entry, with an introduction into the modern world of zine life back in 2015, and after having a few pieces published in a Phoenix zine, I decided to step back into Poetry Open Mics.
I celebrated National Poetry Month in April by recording and sharing “A Poem A Day” on YouTube. For the last few poems, I went out to a lake/park, just for a change of pace. I also decided to make a vlog out in nature.
Recently I took part in National Poetry Month (April). For some poets, the idea behind NPM is to write a new poem a day and publish it on one of the many platforms available. I decided to take a different path. I made a video poem a day from the extensive collection I’ve written over the years and posted these videos on my YouTube channel. That meant creating 30 individual video poem, one for each day of the month.