My poetry is informed by a deep engagement with the natural world, attuned to the smallest details and complexities of nature and our experience of place. Attentiveness
and mindfulness are critical to my method of working, both as the poem first evolves and later, through the often rigorous process of revision.
I believe poetry is the most direct language with which to approach our place in the world and reconnect us to nature. By nature, I mean not only the natural world, but also the
built environment; not only the processes and causal powers of the physical world, but our immediate experience of the spiritual and the non-human. I want a poetry that is open, approachable, and eminently readable, at the same time that it is intellectual and
revels in the joy of language.
Publications and Prizes
Under A Gull's Wing: Poems and Photographs of the Jersey Shore (Down the Shore Publishing, 1996), Fire Readings: a Collection of Contemporary Writing From the Shakespeare and Company Fire Benefit Readings (Frank Books, 1991)
A New Song, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Amoskeag, Blueline, CrossConnect, Earth's Daughters, Elegant Thorn Review, Isotope, Kimera, La Petite Zine, Many Mountains Moving, Nebraska Review, Parlor, Philadelphia Stories, Piedmont Literary Review, Poetica, Slant: A Journal of Poetry, Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, The Cortland Review
Concordia Fellow, Millay Colony for the Arts, 2002
Aldrich Emerging Poets Award, 1998
Nebraska Review Award, 1997
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Listing last updated: July 16, 2012