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.
Thursday, April 7, 2016, group reading for Rabbit Ears anthology, Kean University, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, with Bernadette McBride, Carriage House Reading Series, Kuran Arts Center, 75 N. Martine Ave, Fanwood, NJ, 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 24, 2016, group reading for Tiferet, Bernardsville Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ, 2:00 PM
Friday, April 29-May 1, 2016, "A License to Steal" workshop, Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Salem, Massachusetts. Charter School, 1 Museum Place, 11:00 AM-Noon
Sunday, May 22, 2016, with Gail Gerwin, joint book launch reading and party for The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement and Crowns, West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell, NJ, 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 9, 2016, Second Saturday Poets Series, Jackson Inn, 101 North Dupont Rd., Wilmington, DE, 5:00-7:00 PM
Sunday, July 17, 2016, Adele Kenny, J.C. Todd, Mary Makofske, Hayden Saunier, Charlotte Mandel, and more, Book Launch for The Doll Collection from Terrapin Books, West Caldwell Public Library, 31 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell, NJ, 2:00 PM, Reception