WHO I AM
A New England native born and raised in Providence, RI, I have also lived in San Diego, CA, and Portland, OR, and visited all of the lower 48 states. Following a successful career managing community organizations focused on social service and social justice, in 2016, I joined Stony Brook University as a candidate for an MFA in creative writing. Since completing the degree, I have become a museum administrator and relocated to greater Boston.
A resource for fellow writers: how to submit and publish your work.
Pretty Owl Poetry features If What Physicists Now Admit
Two poems, Self-Talk in End Times and A few years ago, I got a ticket for being exposed... are part of Issue 19 of Monday Night.
While Your Husband Is Drinking in Dallas appears in Cider Press Review.
ARCHIVE OF POEMS ONLINE
"A WRITER IS SOMEONE WHO HAS TAUGHT HIS MIND TO MISBEHAVE."
"AN IDEA THAT IS NOT DANGEROUS IS UNWORTHY OF BEING CALLED AN IDEA AT ALL."
HEAR ME READ
For audio-only recordings of a few recently published poems, including What Possessed Them to Create Me? visit my SoundCloud page.
I read at the inaugural Southampton Books poetry reading at One Kings Lane in December 2018, and you can hear my poem Self-Talk in End Times here.
I hosted and read at a National Poetry Month 2018 reading, and it's on video here. (I introduce the event, then read at 16:30 and 37:00.)
Watch me read This Poem Should Be Neither Seen Nor Heard at Poetry Street, a monthly community event, September 2017.
In honor of National Poetry Month 2017, I collaborated with the Stony Brook Southampton Library to put together a trio of MFA student poetry readings. You can see and hear us read here.