My aim in the poems is to catch the reader in an erotics of sound, story, and feeling; the web that stretches between the poles of lyric and narrative. I look for surprises, wait for them to leap up out of the quotidian, like fish breaking the surface of the poem at its ruptures of juxtaposition and metaphor. We read the world through the lens of the body, and I try to ride its hungers, triumphs, joys, follies, wounds, even its decay. So, the soul evolves in its salt brine of words.
Publications and Prizes
Firefly, Brightly Burning (Grayson Books, 2015)
WOMEN.PERIOD (Spinsters Ink, 2009), Paterson: A Poet's City (P&Q Press, 2005), Cries of the Spirit (Beacon Press, 2000), The Nerve: Writing Women 1998 (Virago Press, 1998), Claiming the Spirit Within (Beacon Press, 1995), Fine China: Twenty Years of Earth's Daughters (Springhouse Editions, 1993)
BlueFifth Review, Caprice, Comstock Review, Feminist Studies, Icarus Rising, Kalliope, Melusine: Woman in the 21st Century, Paterson Literary Review, Philadelphia Stories, The Best Cure For a Broken Heart, Umbrella
The Dorothy Damon Award
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Listing last updated: December 1, 2015