What Color is Your Privilege?
Now Available!
A collection of 72 political statements in poetic form, What Color is Your Privilege? examines the wide spectrum of ways our society marginalizes people. Although many people on society's fringes still have some privilege, society maligns, excludes, and abuses them because of their skin color, religion, disabilities, neurodivergence, sex, sexual orientation, gender, immigration status, age, financial position, housing arrangements, etc.

What Color is Your Privilege? opens a window on the suffering many are privileged to ignore.

"Serving a truth serum for hate and hypocrisy, F.I. Goldhaber is writing with a hammer and speaking with a tongue of fire. In What Color is Your Privilege?, they sing a book-length blues song decrying racial, gender, religious, and sexual intolerance in America. With courage and a rejection of conventionality rarely found in contemporary verse, this book shines a bright, beaming light on the 'hostile world' we live in and the revolution being fought for the soul of America." -- John Warner Smith, Louisiana State Poet Laureate 2019-2021.

Now available from Left Fork books and your local bookstore as well as from Bookshop.org. You can also order from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Left Fork is a small "unashamedly progressive press" based in Southwest Oregon, overlooking the West (left) Fork of Oregon's Illinois River.

Online Appearances
Interview on What Color is Your Privilege? Topics
J. R. Jackson, founder and curator of The Handy, Uncapped Pen interviewed me about the topics in What Color is Your Privilege? as well as the path to the book's publication. Find my responses to her perceptive questions in the October 28 issue.

A community for disabled and neurodivergent writers and other creatives, The Handy Uncapped Pen publishes poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, visual art, interviews, performance videos, and cover reveals.
Creativity and Disability--
Advocacy and Resistance Poetry
Sara Watkins, Spoonie Press founder and editor in chief, read What Color is Your Privilege? and asked some really insightful questions. Find my in-depth responses in the October 5 issue of Spoonie Mag, the Spoonie Press weekly digital magazine.

Spoonie Press -- a supportive space for disabled, chronically ill, and neurodiverse people -- supports disability advocacy in publishing and the arts.
Recently Published Poetry
"Explaining the Hashtags"
and "America the Beautiful"
POETiCA REViEW included two of my political poems, Explaining the Hashtags and America the Beautiful (both of which also appear in What Color is Your Privilege?), in its Autumn 2022 issue.

POETiCA REViEW offers a "pluriverse of poetic possibilies. For the many, not just the few."
"The Trick Is
To Keep Breathing"
The Trick Is To Keep Breathing: Covid 19 Stories From African and North American Writers, Vol 3 features two essays, five stories, and 64 poems from 32 North American and African poets, writers, and academicians. It includes three of the poems I wrote about the politics of COVID-19: "Disruptions", "Eugenics", and "Blame Not the Virus".

In The Trick Is To Keep Breathing: Covid 19 Stories From African and North American Writers, Vol 3, writers from the USA, Canada, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, The Gambia, Ghana, Malawi, and more tell stories of humanity, resilience, triumph, pain, anger, grief, and loss incurred as they dealt with Covid 19 and its several mutations over the past almost three years.
Recently Published Non-Fiction
"Cozcacuauhtli: Protester Facing Incarceration for Dancing"
A year ago, hundreds of MAGAts, Qultists, and other racist sycophants of the grifter, rapist, narcissistic pedophile who spent four years in the White House mobbed the United States Capitol building in a failed coup attempt. From the progress of the cases against them, fewer than half of the rioters culpable in beating a cop who died the next day, driving four others to suicide, and terrorizing members of Congress will spend time in jail. Instead, at most, they'll receive probation, house detention, small fines, and community service sentences.

But in Portland, Cozcacuauhtli faces years of incarceration for Danza Azteca and displaying piñatas, candles, balloons, and red dresses in memory of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls outside the ICE building in Southwest Portland. I tell Cozcacuauhtli's story on The Big Smoke.

The Big Smoke is "a capital city for the 21st century in America. We're all about cutting through the noises and mazes to have a distinctive cultural impact and connect people with things they'll love."