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My latest book of poems,
She Speaks to the Birds at Night While They Sleep, winner of the 2020 Tebot Bach Clockwise Chapbook Contest, will be available Summer, 2021.

A few words…

Writing, reading and listening to poetry keeps us believing in the magical, the spirit of the human that sees beyond the glory and the suffering of being human, beyond the house you live in and the family you were born into. Poetry seeks to look behind the rough sketches that life often offers to uncover the watercolors, abstracts and collages beneath the surface. Like so many before me, I do not consider myself anywhere near mastery of such a sublime and powerful art. I do, however, know for certain that the passion I have for words on the page that transport both the writer and the reader to realms never expected, that blow open the mind and the heart, will never leave me, that I will put those words down on the page until I can no more.

Please roam about this site and enjoy whatever treasures you might unearth. I’ll be adding new content on a regular basis, so come on back for more or Contact me and I’ll add you to my email list to receive notices of readings, publications, workshops, interviews, etc. I’m also available to coach new writers on their most extraordinary travels into the land of the written word.

Available Summer, 2021

Written elegantly and consistently in three-line stanzas, these poems are lyric meditations full of delightful surprises. They confront the dark and the light of our lives. ~G. Wronsky

In this book, as in the seasons of a woman’s life, the quotidian world and the world of mystery change places, pause for us to marvel, then change back again. ~N. Cohen

These segments and compact lines turn the facts of the pandemic everyday, the small battles of mundane chores, into sensual impressions that pique like cayenne on the tongue. ~J. Natal

A special note of thanks to:
Este MacLeod for her enchanting art Blue Night used throughout the site.
Book cover art Truth Telling by Seva Bauer.
Website design by Juju Cruz.



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