Thursday, May 4, 2017

Raining Poetry!

I'm delighted that an excerpt of my poem, "Embarkation," is being featured as part of the Raining Poetry project, having been one of the poems to win the "Migration" contest of Mass Poetry's Festival in Salem, MA, this year.

Check out this video, in which my poem is featured, and make your way to Salem in the next month or two if you can to see it in person!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Reading at Mass Poetry Festival!

Please join me and other Massachusetts WordTech poets Rhina Espaillat, Claire Keyes, James B. Nicola, and Susan Roney-O'Brien at our reading on Saturday, May 6, at 9:30 AM, in Salem, Massachusetts!

I'm thrilled to be a part of the Mass Poetry Festival this year - an energizing, diverse long weekend of readings, workshops, panels, and excitement. Unfortunately, I will only be there from Friday evening through our event (as I have another unavoidable commitment at home later on Saturday), but I hope to see many at our reading - and I hope many of you can enjoy the entire festival!

More information about the festival and our reading can be found at

See you there!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Update on Upcoming Readings

Happy to report that the launch reading at the Whit and the reading with Lewis Warsh in Lee both went great - thanks to all who came!

You have a few more chances to hear me coming up....  Hope to see you at one or more of the following events:

  • Thursday, July 14, 6:30 PM - at Word Up Community Bookstore in Washington Heights, NYC, with JP Howard and Rashidah Ismaili
  • Sunday, July 17, 3:30 PM - at 6th St & Ave. B Community Garden, NYC, with Rosalie Calabrese, Mindy Matijasevic, and Jenny Xie
  • Friday, September 23, 5:30 PM - at the Bookstore, Lenox MA

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Book Launch Readings!

I'm delighted to announce four upcoming readings with my new book, What We're Made Of.

First, my official launch event will be on Saturday, June 11, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM, at the Whitney Center for the Arts, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield MA. I'll read, and Philip Timpane will moderate some public conversation and Q & A, and there will be free appetizers and a cash bar.

Second, I'll be reading with Lewis Warsh in the Writers Read series at the Lee Library, Main Street, Lee MA, on Tuesday, June 28, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

Third, I'm happy to be joining several other fine poets for a New York City reading on Sunday, July 17, from 3:30 - 5:30 PM, in the "Readings in the Garden" series at the 6th St. Garden at Avenue B.

Finally, I'm slated for a fall reading in Lenox MA, at the Bookstore on Housatonic Street. You'll find me there on Friday, September 23, again at 5:30 PM.

Hope to see you at one or more of these events! Books will be available for purchase and signing at all three.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Book is Here!

So thrilled to announce that What We're Made Of is actual and available!

Please visit my page at Cherry Grove for information about the book, including links to Amazon and Barnes and Noble for ordering.

If you would like a signed copy, let me know and we'll make those arrangements.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Have Book (Almost!), Will Travel...

Book publication is nearing!

Here's a link to the "Have Book, Will Travel" website listing my availability for readings. You'll find blurbs, a picture of my cover, and a link to click through to some sample poems....  Enjoy!

I'm excited.... This book has been a long time coming....