City of Black

Posted on February 7th, 2014

Check out my poem published in the Fall 2013 edition of Poetry Bay.com. http://www.poetrybay.com/fall13/ClaireOrtalda.html It begins: Last night  we drove through the red ribs of Jonah’s whaleÂ...

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Free Kindle Book

Posted on December 5th, 2013

My children’s novel The Stair in the Wall is free on Amazon Kindle! For 5 days, December 5th through 9th. What Reviewers Are Saying about The Stair in the Wall: This story beautifully portrays l...

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The Stair in the Wall

Posted on September 1st, 2013

I recently published my children’s novel on Kindle.  Please check it out and reviews are welcome.  Here’s the link with the description below. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_sabc?url=...

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Women Write Resistance

Posted on September 1st, 2013

My poem, “The Nightmare’s Hand” was published in the book, Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence, edited by Laura Madeline Wiseman, Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013. www.hyac...

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NO-Body

Posted on September 1st, 2013

My prose poem, NO-Body, born from the London riots of 2011*, about a female rock star who sacrifices herself so that her youthful fans can move from No to Yes, was published in the beautiful on-line j...

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SF Jazz Reading

Posted on June 1st, 2013

Not only is Floyd Salas on the bill, performing his usual kick-ass poetry, but I will be performing my piece “NO-Body” with Catherine Matovich, violinist extraordinaire, on violin.  We pl...

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California English

Posted on February 13th, 2013

What was basically my blog post of November 20, 2012  (the one with the dripping faucet), though modified, was published in California English: The Professional Journal of the California Association ...

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Monterey Reading

Posted on February 11th, 2013

Floyd Salas and I will be reading, along with Diana Garcia, on February 27, at 7 p.m. at the East Village Coffee Lounge, 498 Washington Street, in Monterey.   The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium P...

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Communion

Posted on November 20th, 2012

My poem, “Communion” appeared in Phati’tude, Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall, 2011: Bridging the Cultural Divide: Remembering September 11th.   They lift bread as an offering But really it is the body   ...

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