• 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:

  • Sylvia Stikes Again!

    I have another poem, this time a short piece, up at the Plath Poetry Project! In October of 1962, Sylvia Plath wrote 25 poems, so I’m trying to do the same, much to the explosion of my mind on an almost daily basis! To accommodate the plethora of poems this month, the Project editors are publishing four weekly retrospectives. I am pleased to have my poem “The Terrible Rooms of Mirrors” in the first week’s showcase as a response to Plath’s “The Courage of Shutting-Up,” written by her on October 2, 1962. Norman Rockwell’s “Girl at Mirror,” 1954

  • “Poem of the Moment” at Mass Poetry & Reading Tonight!

    My poem “Reading Tarot before our Eighteenth Anniversary” is the “Poem of the Moment” at Mass Poetry this week! So happy to be included on the site of this great organization promoting poetry across Massachusetts! I’m also reading tonight, August 30, at 7:00 @ Forbes Library in the Community Room with Dan Rattelle & Kat Janeczek. Can’t wait!

  • Iowa Bird of Mouth Project

    I just submitted a robin poem to this cool project, Iowa Bird of Mouth. IBOM is an online crowd-sourced poem honoring twelve Iowa birds between September 2016-August 2017. They seek the words and stories of bird lovers, bird watchers, writers, artists, musicians, teachers, students, scientists, non-profits, federal and state orgs, environmental stewards, and nature lovers from around the world—regardless of age, education, publication history, location or writing style. Text in the poems is open source and available to visual artists, musicians, other writers, orgs, etc. for use in creative projects. I just happened to have a robin paradelle hanging around (though the site couldn’t accommodate my lineation, but whatevs). Maybe you have a robin…