AND WALK THROUGH
October 31 -- My chapbook of the pandemic, And Walk Through, is now available from Seven Kitchens Press! Click for information and to order your copy. A teaser poem, First Quarantine, appears on the order page.
I wrote this series of poems in the earliest days of the pandemic, composed on a typewriter in my tiny apartment. The isolation of lockdowns made me think about other periods of my life that felt like quarantine, and the book was born.
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.
For more, read my full bio or professional CV.
A resource for fellow writers: how to submit and publish your work.
Two poems appear in the latest issue of Typehouse Literary Magazine.
Yrs, is featured at Scoundrel Time.
Two of my collaborations with Apple iPhone predictive text appear at Summerset Review.
SPIT, POET! in Motif Magazine on my aesthetic, prose poetry, and building community in writing workshops.
Rappahannock Review Issue 7.1 Contributor Interview for more on my aesthetic and writing process.
Recipe appeared in The 2020 Gallery: Marking Time from The Public's Radio.
Arkana awarded Editor's Choice to Resurrection Spell, and you can hear me read it on the site.
Prose poem When I was an uber driver, appears at Puerto del Sol.
Stirring Lit features A Letter to My Therapist While I Am High, a mashup with James Baldwin's novel Giovanni's Room.
Three poems on the pandemic were published in a special issue of GUESTHOUSE: Ante Meridiem, Cul-de-sac, and Night Owl.
Love Is Finished Again is featured in Breakwater Review.
Driving Across the Texas Panhandle, the Sky Blushed appears on The Broadkill Review.
Storm Cellar Quarterly awarded Possession Diary second place in its annual Force Majeure flash contest (see pg.4).
Broken City Magazine features Delirium with Lines from Rebecca (pg.7).
A Guide to Living with It (essay)
On Rappahannock Review, read Mornings Are Mostly Made of Habits
In Jet Fuel Review: city boy hears crickets as advancing army sirens
Pretty Owl Poetry features If What Physicists Now Admit (p.34)
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
No Pet Names Because You Know Who You Are
The Night I Asked You to Break My Heart
A Winter Descends in the Middle of Your Sixteenth Summer
Kiss in Rittenhouse Square and Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Affair
Self Portrait with Wind in My Hair (see p. 31)
A High School Senior, The First Principle of Nonviolence Is Nonviolence Is Not for Cowards, and Near the End of a Complicated War
Make Love to Me and Only to Me in the Dark
There Will Be No Other End of the World
The Heart Has No Limit, Says a Friend Trying to Comfort Me
Those Two Spiders Died Loving Each Other
A Gen Xer and a Millennial Speak About the End of the World.
This Poem Should Be Neither Seen Nor Heard
Some things happened so long ago, it's hard to tell
Shelter Shift and American Sign Language Lesson
"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."
SEE AND HEAR ME READ
Guts Publishing hosted a reading for the anniversary of its anthology Stories About Penises. My reading of The Violinist at the Pulitzer Reading and Colossus Endowed lasts from about 43:00-49:00.
I read in May 2020 with my Stony Brook University graduate school cohort.
Watch me read with members of a Prose Poetry class I taught in April 2020.
Watch me read at the virtual launch of The Southampton Review in May 2020 (4th reader).
For audio-only recordings of published poems not available to read online, visit my SoundCloud page. Titles include Resurrection Spell, The Violinist at the Pulitzer Reading, Who Do You Think You Are?, A Garden Missing from It, hi nrg edm + me, The Invention of Sex, What Possessed Them to Create Me?, and Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Affair.
Reading at One Kings Lane in December 2018: Self-Talk in End Times.
Reading at a National Poetry Month 2018 reading 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.
Reading at a National Poetry Month 2017 celebration at Stony Brook Southampton Library. You can see and hear us read here.