In Praise of Strength: A Review of Ellen Bass Reading at San Diego State University

In the first line of Ellen Bass’ poem “Relax,” she prophesizes, “Bad things are going to happen.” Let’s just say it hasn’t been the best month. Personally, I can speak to that on many levels, and I’m sure you can too. Regardless of the pain and suffering we all endure through the everyday grind of … More In Praise of Strength: A Review of Ellen Bass Reading at San Diego State University

Blood At The Root: A Review of A Play Produced By the SDSU School of Theatre, Television & Film

From the very first moment the guests walked into the Experimental Theatre of San Diego State University, everyone knew that the following performance would be closely connected to music. While finding their seats, the audience was greeted with various hip hop and R&B songs to get them in the mood (which visibly worked well) for … More Blood At The Root: A Review of A Play Produced By the SDSU School of Theatre, Television & Film

All You Need is Drums to Start a Poetry Party: Piebald at the Soda Bar

I’m posted up next to a row of broken down arcade machines, leaning against a Battletoads cabinet with a faded screen. The crowd, one of the larger ones I’ve seen at the Soda Bar, is milling around close to the stage, or wandering back and forth to the bar, balancing drinks as they squeeze between … More All You Need is Drums to Start a Poetry Party: Piebald at the Soda Bar

When I’m 64: A Review of So Say We All’s September VAMP Reading Event

“Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64?”  Most of us will recognize that line as part of the iconic chorus to the McCartney-crafted single. On the 29th of September, however,“When I’m 64” didn’t just serve as the title to The Beatles’ hit, but was also the theme of the … More When I’m 64: A Review of So Say We All’s September VAMP Reading Event