• 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…

  • Collaborative work is up online at Duende!

    My creative partner Liz Paul and I wrote a book together, How the Letters Invent Us: A Correspondence, composed during our final semester in an MFA program at VCFA and continuing over the following year. The first seven pieces in our manuscript have been published at Duende literary journal in their “August Monthly Spotlight.” How the Letters Invent Us is a collection of hybrid pieces that cross between the genres of creative nonfiction, prose poetry, collaborative work, and the epistolary tradition. We envision our collection as a testament to the importance of forging community as writers, and to the fun that can be had when trust and play join hands on the…

  • I’m reading at White Square Books & the A.P.E. Gallery this week

    I’m excited to be reading twice this upcoming week. Hope to see you there! On Thursday, July 26, I’m reading at 7:00pm at White Square Books in Easthampton, MA with Janet MacFadyen and Sarah Sousa. And on Friday, July 27, I’m reading at 7:00pm at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, MA with four other poets as part of the art exhibit “Gathering Light.”