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.
Sunday, March 26, 2017, group reading for The Doll Collection with Mary Makofske, Kim Bridgford, Jane Ebihara, Charlotte Mandel, Susanna Rich, Jessica de Koninck, and Hayden Saunier, with antique dolls on display, Albert Wisner Library, 1 McFarland Drive, Warwick, NY, 1:30 PM
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, reading and discussion, The Rotary Club, Clover Leaf Tavern, Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, NJ, 12:00 - 1:15 PM
Saturday, April 1, 2017, poetry writing workshop, Highland Park Public Library, 31 N. 5th St., Highland Park, NJ, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Thursday, April 13, 2017, New Jersey Publishers Who Make a Difference, reading and discussion, hosted by Therese Halscheid, Lawrence Headquarters Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Township, NJ, 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 29, 2017, Celebration of National Poetry Month, with Sondra Gash, Deborah Gerrish, Bob Rosenbloom, Christine Waldeyer, New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence, NJ, 2:00 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