Woodshop: Where I Live and Work

I have to admit I am thrilled that CutBank Literary Magazine published my piece in their “Woodshop” series. The series is dedicated to showing where various writers live and work. So, this means they consider me a “writer.” Thrilling. CutBank has been around for 40 years as Montana’s foremost literary magazine. The poetry and other […]

The Clothes Maker

  My clothes come from places that are not immediately obvious: A forty-day South American Christmas, an attempt at youth in College, a place of blessing turned hard. Embroidering is slow, so I mix patience with excess and comfort. Embroidering can be silent or loud, and it is inside and out; but it remains the […]

New Pages, New Poem

Ghost House Review, the literary journal that published two of my poems, got reviewed by New Pages, a website dedicated to all things writing. I’m very excited to share that my poem “Soft Landings and Quick Bites” was (briefly) mentioned in the review! Click here to go to Ghost House Review’s January issue. My poems are […]

Ghost House Review published two of my poems

I am very excited that two of my poems have been included in the up-and-coming independent publication, Ghost House Review. Please pay them a visit and see all the great things they are doing for yourself! Their main blog is up on WordPress and can be viewed here. Above is my poem “Morning Feed,” included in Ghost […]

My guest post up on Actuary Lit

I’m happy to announce that my guest post is up on Actuary Lit, a site that is a virtual gathering of literary thoughts “born of the University of Notre Dame’s MFA program.” The post is about Nobel Prize-winner Herta Muller’s “The Appointment,” a lyrical work that questions the origin of fear.

“Dagda Publishing” Published My Poem

UK-based Dagda Publishing published my nerdy poem “A Girlfriend for Prufrock,” based on T.S. Eliot’s most famous misfit. Please visit Dagda’s site to read some great, independent poetry. This poem was originally published by “Boston Poetry Magazine” and written in 2004.

My poem “Life Things” on VerseWrights

Carl Sharpe is a retired English and creative writing teacher who manages a very active online poetry site called VerseWrights.  The magic of this site is that it welcomes completely unknown writers, such as myself, into its community of more established poets. Plus, Carl is encouraging and quick to respond. In other words, VerseWrites is nothing […]

“Shell” is out on We Poets Show It

Many thanks to the great writing community of We Poets Show It for publishing my poem “Shell”! I recommend all poetry bloggers out there to stop by and check it out.  

A round of drinks

I would like to one day get a round of drinks for the staff at We Drink Because We’re Poets. Today, they featured me as a guest writer on their wonderful community site. Talented writers and artists are regularly showcased here, so it’s worth the visit, and certainly worth a follow.   Related articles First […]


  Thanks to Melba Christie, editor of the wonderful community writing blog Poemattic, for publishing my poems “Burden to Savor” and “There Will be Time.” Please click here to read more.

The Paperbook has my ‘Babies on Planes’

Congratulations to Jayde Ashe of The Paperbook Blog for finishing her second issue. And many thanks for including my poem “Babies on Planes” in this generous effort to showcase writers from all over the world. To read The Paperbook Collective click below: The Paperbook Collective ~ Issue Two 2013..