• My new poem “Wish” is up at the Plath Poetry Project!

    I have a new poem published in the third October retrospective of the Plath Poetry Project. My poem “Wish” is written after Plath’s “Stopped Dead,” composed by her on October 19, 1962. Reading her poem led me to thinking about the cruelty of children, and the way we bumble so badly though our relations with the opposite sex at times, especially when the idea of bodies, and sex, is something we are bred to be ashamed of, or uncomfortable around. I also tried to answer Plath’s question, a little, when she asks in her poem, “Is it a penny, a pearl— / Your soul, your soul?”  

  • I’ll be on the radio show “Poetry à la Carte” on 11/13 and presenting at the Write Angles conference on 11/18!

    I will be on Daisy Mathias’s radio show “Poetry à la Carte” at 5:00 pm on Monday, November 13 with Amy Dryansky and Emily Wojcik talking about persistence in poetry publishing, the topic of a panel we three women will be leading at the Write Angles writing conference at Mt. Holyoke College on Saturday, November 18. Listen to the show live-streamed from 5:00-5:30 pm on 11/13, and come to the conference on 11/18! Poetry, Publishing, and Persistence 3:00-4:25 in the Executive Board Room Panelists: Amy Dryansky, Rebecca Hart Olander, Emily Wojcik Publishing is a tricky business, and publishing poetry can be especially daunting. In this discussion, three writers who are…

  • My poem “Book of Changes” is published in Leonard Cohen Anthology!

    I’m excited to have my poem, “Book of Changes,” published this month in Anthem: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen. There’s a book trailer highlighting the project, and the anthology is now available on Amazon. This is a charity project, with proceeds from the book sales going to the Red Cross! Thanks to the organizers of this cool collection for Nocturnicorn Books, especially Selene MacLeod, Jordan Gallader, and Alex S. Johnson.

  • My poem “Malum” was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize!

    The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series accepts nominations for inclusion of works published in literary magazines and books during the previous year. The 2017 nominations are rolling in, and I’m excited to share that my poem “Malum” was nominated by the Mom Egg Review, the beautiful journal it was published in earlier this year. Thanks Mom Egg Review! Here’s the text of the poem: