Poetry Workshops


Milpitas Poetry Workshop (All Ages)
When: Wed, April 29, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Milpitas Library, 160 North Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035, United States
Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of work with youth, but this workshop is open to all ages! It is also free of charge. If you like, please bring a poem you’ve written, and I will make time to have the group offer feedback. If you have any questions send an email via my contact page.


Cupertino Teen Workshop

Special thanks to the students who showed up for the Cupertino Library workshop I taught with Jennifer Swanton Brown. Below is a selection of student poems from the workshop. It suffices to say, Jennifer and I are very proud indeed!


by Priscilla Widjaja 


The tired sun is setting

the nervous stars jumping to life

the clouds are drifting among

frolicking away, in this abyss of color

On top of the hill where the grass is green

the willow tree casts its shadow

I stand underneath, reaching out

as the blanket

of night settles

the world is asleep now

And, I am finally



by David Ke


From the truck, I grasp my tools

Marching cautiously around the spots

The rain splattering down as we swung and shoveled

All around my friends sweating

Someone talks and shouts

then explodes into laughter

Exposed a gecko behind a waving leaf

wet and blazing orange it lay

finish working, the rain exhausted



by Anantajit


The black room

Blinds scale walls

Tiny lamps leap inside

Now blue-like room

Stars wink jokingly

brighten up

the four walls

Outside lights are none

Chilly, soundless, settled path

Sleep hunches over all

The sudden flash of light

Stars flee

as room is lit


Shut away from our shelter

by wall of shiny sheets

Sadly remain outside

The power returns

I am blinking


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