I live and write poetry in New Jersey. I am the author of four full-length poetry collections, most recently The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement. My earlier books are Temptation by Water (Wind Pub, 2010), What Feeds Us, which received the 2006 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, and Eve's Red Dress. I am also the author of The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop, a how-to book for poets. My poems appear in a number of anthologies such as Garrison Keillor's Good Poems for Hard Times and in such journals as Harvard Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner. My poems have been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Writer’s Almanac. I am the founder, editor, and publisher of Terrapin Books, a small press for poetry books.
Thursday, January 19, 2017, poetry writing workshop, Highland Park Public Library, Highland Park, NJ, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Thursday, February 9, 2017, AWP Conference, The Independent Press Anthology: Focusing, Editing, Organizing, Designing, Publishing, and Marketing, moderated by Lucille Lang Day, with Wendy Barker, Bryce Milligan, and Claire Ortaldo, Supreme Court Room (level 4), Marriott Marquis Hotel, 901 Massachusetts Ave., Washington DC, 4:30-5:45 PM
Thursday, February 9, 2017, AWP Conference off-site reading for Terrapin Books, Jessica de Koninck, Christine Stewart-Nunez, Patricia Clark reading from their new books, followed by a group reading for The Doll Collection with Kim Bridgford, Jessica de Koninck, Lori Desrosiers, Roberta Feins, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Kelly Fordon, Alice Friman, Donna Hilbert, Julie Kane, Lori Lamothe, Christina Lovin, Kim Roberts, Hayden Saunier, Enid Shomer, Lauren Goodwin Slaughter, Elaine Terranova, J. C. Todd, Kristin Zimet, Mt. Vernon Place Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room B102, Washington DC, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 18, 2017, Girl Talk: A Poetry Reading in Celebration of Women's History Month, more than two dozen women poets will read, Reception and Book Signing, West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell, NJ, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 26, 2017, group reading for The Doll Collection with Mary Makofske, Kim Bridgford, Charlotte Mandel, Adele Kenny, Susanna Rich, Jessica de Koninck, Jane Ebihara, Christopher Citro, J. C. Todd, and Hayden Saunier, with antique dolls on display, Albert Wisner Library, 1 McFarland Drive, Warwick, NY, 1:30 PM
Thursday, April 13, 2017, Small Presses, reading and discussion, Lawrence Headquarters Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence, NJ, 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 3, 2017, Panel: The Narrative Tradition in Poetry, with Laura Boss, Joe Weil, Edwin Romond, Michael T. Young, moderated by Adele Kenny, at the Celebrating the Poetic Legacy of Whitman, Williams, and Ginsberg: A Literary Festival and Conference, Pruden Building, 44 Church St, Paterson, NJ, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM