• 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…

  • September Collaborations & Personas

    September has just arrived, and I’m happy to have two new prose poem publications to share. I’m honored to have four pieces up at The Adirondack Review from one of the collaborative collections I made with Elizabeth Paul. Liz and I write about sundogs, Van Gogh and his brother Theo, the color red, a multitude of Lucys, the term petaloso, and Fenway Park, among other things. I’m also pleased that my persona poem “In Which I am Anne of Green Gables Avoiding Doing the Dishes” is up at Nightjar Review.

  • Two New Publications to Announce:

    I’m honored to have my poem “Tahlequah” published in the anthology For Love of Orcas, a collection that showcases poetry and prose about the endangered Southern Resident orcas and their extended ecosystem. Thanks to editors Andrew Shattuck McBride and Jill McCabe Johnson for making this important anthology. And, I’m so excited to have a poem in the latest Crab Creek Review, always a beautiful publication. Thanks to Editor-in-Chief Jenifer Brown Lawrence and the Crab Creek Review staff. “Wrecked, Off Pavilion Beach” is a piece I started in a workshop with Tom Daley at MA Poetry Festival in 2018, in which we were taking a deep dive into Sylvia Plath’s poem…

  • Poetry Month News, Part II

    Spring has sprung, the forsythia in my front yard are halfway through their weeklong yellow outburst, and I have a few more National Poetry Month announcements regarding publications and public readings this April. As I said in my last post, I’m sharing the pages and stages with many friends and writers I admire, which makes this news all the sweeter. First, my writing partner Elizabeth Paul and I have a guest blog post on text-and-image work up on the See Double Press blog today. See Double is an “independent press dedicated to innovative interfusing of text and image.” The piece references some publications we’ve had of collages and poems from…