I live and write poetry in New Jersey. My most recent book is The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop. I am also the author of three full-length books, most recently Temptation by Water (Wind Pub, 2010). My second collection, What Feeds Us, received the 2006 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize. I am also the author of Eve's Red Dress and two chapbooks, Against Perfection and Greatest Hits 1997-2010. 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.
Saturday & Sunday, December 13 & 14, 2014, Two-day poetry workshop, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Reading Saturday night at Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton, DE, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015, Workshop: "Weird Is Good," Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, Kent Humanities Building, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, Maryland, time TBA
Saturday, March 28, 2015, Girl Talk: A Poetry Reading in Celebration of Women's History Month, with more than two dozen women poets, West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell, NJ, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2015, West Caldwell Poetry Festival, 6 featured poets, panels, journals and editors, West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell, NJ, 12:45 - 5:00 PM