• Poetry Month News, Part I

    April is National Poetry Month, and I am lucky to have several things to announce regarding publications and public readings this month. The best part is that I’m sharing the pages and stages with so many friends and writers I admire.  First, I have a short, ekphrastic fiction piece entitled “Fainting Couch” in the inaugural issue of Linea. Thank you to Editors Elizabeth George & Carol Edelstein and Publisher Adell Donaghue. Check out the website for Simian Press to find out more about this limited-edition gem. I’ll be reading at the launch party for Linea on April 26 from 7-9 at the Northampton Center for the Arts.            …

  • New collaborative poems & collages

    I’m happy to share that some pieces from a collaborative project created by Elizabeth Paul and me have been appearing online this year. Our process involved the exchange of collages we made over the course of a year, along with poems we wrote based on the other’s collages. This became our latest manuscript, Our Edges Away. It was so much fun to work in both text and image and to explore the ways that each of us–and each medium–inspired, intersected with, and interrogated the other. To check out our creations, you can find one collage and its response poem in the “Renewal” issue of petrichor (mentioned in my last post;…

  • Happy New Year News: A Forthcoming Chapbook & a New Collaboration!

    I have two exciting things to share at the start of 2019. First, a college/poem collaboration made with my writing partner Elizabeth Paul is just up at petrichor in their themed issue, Issue IX: Renewal. Liz and I have a new collection created over the course of a year, between August 2017-August 2018. For twelve months, we made collages and sent them to each other. The following month, after receiving each other’s visual work, we’d send back a new stand-alone collage as well as a poem written in response to the collage we’d received the previous month. This pair is the first to be published from our manuscript and features…

  • My poem “The Whale” is “Poem of the Day” at SWIMM!

    I’m honored to have a poem up today at SWIMM Every Day, a journal I really admire. The poem, “The Whale,” was written when I was involved in the Plath Poetry Project last year, writing poems in response to Sylvia Plath’s poems that she wrote in the last year of her life. My poem was written after reading “Daddy,” which Plath closes with, “Daddy, daddy, you bastard, I’m through.” Reading her poem, I feel gratitude for my own relationship with my father, for my father himself, with whom I never wanted to be “through” and feel I won’t be, even though he died almost six years ago.  

  • I’m featured in the “Art Maker” column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette!

    I’m grateful to writer Steve Pfarrer, photographer Sarah Crosby, and the Daily Hampshire Gazette for including a profile of me in their “Art Maker” column, up today. Pfarrer also did a review of Perugia Press’s latest book, Girldom, in today’s “Book Bag” column. I enjoyed being able to talk about the work I do with student writers at Westfield State, with women poets through Perugia Press, and about my own work, especially ways I love collaborating and writing in community with fellow writers. Speaking of collaboration, my writing partner Elizabeth Paul and I have just had selections from our manuscript How the Letters Invent Us published in They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology…