I am a poet, translator, and Professor of Psychology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. My first career was as a professional flutist. My poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in venues such as the Los Angeles Review, RHINO, The Cortland Review, Copper Nickel, Poetry Northwest, and the Tahoma Literary Review. My chapbook, Slippery Surfaces, published by Finishing Line Press is available to order from FLP or on Amazon. Flower Conroy and I have a collaborative chapbook, And Haunt the World, with Ghost City Press. Download it for free here! Flower and I will be continuing our collaboration as MacDowell Fellows in September 2021.