“In a poem there is always the chance of finding yourself afloat suddenly in a mythic river. The surge and sweep of its currents take you into their fold. The river’s vast reach curves across the continents of earth, weaves through the dunes of the passing hours, and you are awake in it. You are an eye in a raw vein of gold, rounded by the waters, lending to them the brief glimmer of yourself in the singular light of the moment. The largeness
of the poem is inextricable from your smallness. As it undulates and folds, you feel the spaces correspond within. This, at least, is the shrine I find in poetry—a quiet that I tend to, a place where I leave wildflowers and light incense and admire the things left by others.”
Publications and Prizes
The Sundering (Poetry Society of America, 2009)
Boston Review, Guernica, Orion, Sixfold, The Bacon Review, West Branch
New York Chapbook Fellowship for "The Sundering", selected by Linda Gregg, 2009
What I'm Reading Now:
Illustrated Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Moby Dick; Mrs. Dalloway; Labyrinths; H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction; Becoming Animal; Swamp Thing; The Biology of Horror; House of the Scorpion; Glowing Enigmas; Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
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Listing last updated: September 19, 2014
Travels for readings?
G/L/B/T, Latino/Latina, Mixed Race
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Children, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Hospital patients, Mentally Ill, Naturalists/Environmentalists, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans