Now that I have your attention, I'd like to invite you to join me next week, May 15, 8:30 pm at Poets & Pints.  If you already regularly attend this cool event, FYI it's starting later than usual this month.  If you haven't caught me at a reading yet, now's a good time to check out …


That's what I always used to call it when I came this close to winning a contest (as in "always the bridesmaid, never the bride..."  So of course I was disappointed to not win the Midwest Independent Publishing Association Award, but hey, at least my book was nominated!  I appreciate the recognition.

The Poetry of Stone

Did you ever have a vision? Did you imagine it was possible to turn it into reality?  Even though I teach creative writing myself, I have attended many a summer poetry seminar over the years since graduate school, from Provincetown Fine Arts Center to Split Rock Arts Workshops in Minnesota.  Aside from enjoying the thrill …

Scoundrel Time

I'm happy to have two poems from Simples featured this week in Scoundrel Time.  Check it out!

The Shape of Change

I've been singing with One Voice Mixed Chorus for almost 20 years.  This summer, we will be performing Roots and Wings, a musical look back and forward to celebrate the chorus's 30 years of building community and creating social change by raising our voices in song (nice mission statement, no?).  I am beyond honored that …