• Emerging from the Rabbit Hole

    This spring found me digging deeply into teaching remotely through COVID-19, and this summer I’ve been learning how to do so more effectively before the fall semester. I’ve also been working on projects for Perugia Press, including editing our latest publication, launching our new website, and working with our first-ever intern. In both of my jobs, much time has been invested in reflection and action in the wake of the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and George Floyd and renewed attention to the Black Lives Matter movement. Consequently, I have not been focused on highlighting my own work as a writer, but I do have some things…

  • Going Virtual with Emily Dickinson

    Hello friends. It’s been since February since I’ve written here. I’ve been consumed by other things, many of them the same things you have been consumed with as well, I’m sure. My last post was about 6 upcoming readings, only one of which was able to happen before COVID struck. But I wanted to let you know that one of the other five canceled readings has been rescheduled and re-imagined. I’m reading this Thursday, August 6, with Omotara James and Leah Umansky, for the Emily Dickinson Museum’s Virtual Amherst Arts Night Plus. The reading will take place on Zoom from 6:30-7:30 EST. It is free, but you need to register…

  • Some 2020 Readings for My New Chap!

    My first chapbook, Dressing the Wounds, was published by dancing girl press in October of 2019. To keep the celebration going, I’m reading this year in some great places with some great folks! Check out the list below, and check in the “Readings & Events” tab for more details and new additions as I add to this list… * February 11, 7:00-8:30pm: Unbuttoned Series at Luthier’s Co-op, Easthampton, MA. I’m the featured reader, so come listen, grab a drink, and take the stage yourself in the open mic! * March 11, 7:00-8:30pm: Coolidge Room Collective: A Trio of Local Poets at the Forbes Library, Northampton, MA. I’m thrilled to be reading with local…

  • A Public Poetic Conversation & Nods to Note

    I’m excited to share that my poems have received a few accolades of late – Also, I’m grateful to Libby Maxey for engaging in a conversation with me about my first chapbook, Dressing the Wounds, my writing practices, and my work as an editor for Perugia Press, among other things. The interview was just published in Literary Mama. Here’s an excerpt: “I do tend to mythologize childhood, as a terrain to visit in search of understanding. I think this comes from my obsession with time. I want to arrest time, to harness it in the body of poems, and when I look to childhood for keys to how adults act…

  • My first chapbook is out!

    I’m so happy to announce the publication of my first chapbook, Dressing the Wounds, out this month from dancing girl press, an indie press and design studio in Chicago. The press publishes an annual chapbook series featuring the work of women poets, and my manuscript was one of those chosen by Editor Kristy Bowen during the dgp annual open reading period last summer. The gorgeous front and back cover art pictured below were made by painter & poet Laura Page. If you are in the Western MA area, please join me for a reading to celebrate the book on Thursday, October 24, from 7:00-8:30pm at the Smith College Poetry Center, Wright…