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Upcoming Reading

I'll be reading from This Invisible Beauty on Thursday, 7/27, at The Elephant Room at 6:30pm. Reading is part of The Lively Literati series sponsored by the Association of Rhode Island Authors. Open mic to follow. (2170 Broad Street, Pawtuxet Village.)

Forgotten Women

My poem "The Census Taker" from This Invisible Beauty is included in the anthology Forgotten Women: A Tribute in Poetry. The anthology is edited by Ginny Connors and published by Grayson Books.

This Invisible Beauty

My new book is now available for pre-pub order at Finishing Line Press. I'm so grateful to Canadian artist Lisa Carney for the beautiful cover artwork.

New Book

Exciting news: my new book, This Invisible Beauty, will be published in spring 2017 by Finishing Line Press. This Invisible Beauty, a poetry chapbook, is about the life of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her love of the landscape and the people of Cross Creek, Florida.

New Anthology

My poem Atlantic Beach, Morning is included in the new anthology, Shoreline, published by Stillwater River Publications and available at Amazon.

Registration for Writing Conference

Registration is now open for the 2016 Ocean State Summer Writing Conference. We have a great schedule of events with an inspiring mix of writers: Laura Cahill, Rachel Harper, Caitlin Kiernan, Maria Mutch, Patrick Madden, Mike Stanton and Rebecca Walker. Check it out!

Ocean State Summer Writing Conference

As the director of the 2016 Ocean State Summer Writing Conference, I'm pleased to announce the excellent roster of writers we have this June: fiction writers Julianna Baggott and Rachel Harper; poet Rigoberto Gonzalez; memoirists Margo Jefferson and Rebecca Walker. Dates: June 23-25. Mark your calendars!

Mother Tongue

So happy for my friend Karen Lee Boren on her new book Mother Tongue, published by New River Press. I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy and writing a cover blurb.
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The Masters Review

I'm so honored that my story, "Do You Believe?", was a finalist in The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers. The story was published today. You can read it here.
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Review at The Florida Book Review

I had the pleasure of reviewing 15 Views of Miami for The Florida Book Review. Edited by Jaquira Diaz and published by Burrow Press, there are some great stories in the anthology, including those by Lynne Barrett, Patricia Engel and J. David Gonzalez.
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