Black Dot Clubhouse drops November 6

It is my humble honor to announce the publication of my first collection of poems. These are pieces created during my youth: the years of my undergraduate education, the years of my graduate education, the years I became a husband and a father and a teacher. Several poems have been previously published; others have been regularly included pieces in my live reading sets; most have never been published nor read in public. Poems of the body, mind, and spirit, a window into a poet’s unfolding vision, Black Dot Clubhouse is one human voice speaking to our common human experiences: the large and the small, the public and the private, the sacred and the profane.  I invite you to join me in the Black Dot Clubhouse. (cover art by Madrid Rivera)

Liberation Cinema!

The Brothers’ Quarterly Presents:


“Octavio Cortazar’s docu-drama La Ultima Rumba de Papa Montero (The Last Rumba of Papa Montero) uses rumba beats and Afro-Cuban lore to tell the story of one of Cuba’s great rumberos. As with any nation obsessed with dance, Cuba comes alive here with every stomp of the foot. Even in death, Papa Montero is resilient—buried in a local cemetery he’s now become “a dead man who won’t go to heaven.”” – Ed Gonzalez
Friday, July 5, 2019
AFIBA Center
Doors Open at 6:30 PM; program begins at 7:00 PM
Free: donations accepted
5730 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles
Off-street parking available