• 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.”

  • A poem for my father is up at Literary Mama

    I have a poem up at Literary Mama in their June issue, which focuses on fathers. My poem, entitled “What the Digital Sign Flashed at Me as I Drove Downtown,” was written on my birthday in 2012, a week after my dad told me that his lung cancer had returned, this time in his spine. Only six weeks after writing this, he was gone. I don’t have the picture described in the poem handy, but here’s one of us in 1977 at my grandparents’ house, with me congratulating my father on a running trophy.  

  • Wanderlust is featuring my poems & photos!

    I’m so excited to have some pieces in Wanderlust, an online journal “dedicated to travelogues, trip reports, photographs and nonfiction essays taken from unique experiences on the road. In these stories there’s an open sense of adventure and innocence, one that takes a personal experience and taps into something universal. A narrative map is the result.” They are featuring three photographs and two poems: “Make Believe” (written about a trip to Rome I took in 2016 with my husband, son, and daughter, who joined us from Turkey where she was on a teaching Fulbright) and “How, Drinking One Monday in Massachusetts, I Remembered What I Felt on the Carrer de Mallorca in…

  • Three of my poems are up in Hedge Apple’s “Mix Tape” issue!

    Over the last weeks I’ve had three poems related to music published in an evolving themed issue from Hedge Apple Magazine – the “Mix Tape Issue.” The faculty and students at Hagerstown Community College, where this publication is based, have done such a cool job curating this issue. Each poem is enhanced by a visual and paired with a song inspired by the poem (and chosen by the editors). I’m so happy with the choices they made for my poems “A New Song” (paired with Plini’s “Every Piece Matters”); “Soundtrack for Growing Up” (paired with “Cemetry Gates” by The Smiths); and “Avian Envy” (paired with “Carolyn’s Fingers” by Cocteau Twins). Of…

  • My poems “The Snail” and “Untethered” are featured in the final Plath Poetry Project Retrospective!

    It has been an honor and an inspiration to write “alongside” Sylvia Plath this last year while participating in the Plath Poetry Project, which followed the poems she wrote between April 1962-February 1963, the last year of her life. One of the coolest things was knowing that I was writing in real time alongside other contemporary poets, all engaged in reading Plath’s work deeply and writing the best we could into the space made after our hearts and minds had been cracked open by her work. Thanks to editors Megan J. Arlett and Ellene Glenn Moore for being the sparks for our tinder, and for curating the monthly retrospectives to…