• Grew up in a different time and place—the 60’s and 70’s in Glens Falls, NY—called Hometown USA by Look magazine in 1944.

  • Lives with Jon in Ballston Spa, NY and most mornings wakes at 5:00 a.m. to write, begin my meanderings of the day, making sense of this world. Likes potato chips, long walks and Belize.

  • As a poet who writes short free verse, I am inspired by Emily Dickinson, as well as modernist poets George Oppen and Lorine Niedecker, among others. Considering the boundaries between personal and outward realities, their juxtapositions—I pause, find a breath. I also write about the slow demise of aging, the frail body and addled mind. I mull over the vagaries of love (not quite getting how it comes and goes), as well as take delight in being a part of this planet. My senses are keen like an excited, tuned violin as I discover this beautiful, terrible world.

  • Has been a writing instructor at SUNY Adirondack Community College and SUNY Empire State College Center for Distance Learning and as an administrative assistant for an opera company as well as a minor league baseball team. Served on the editorial board of The Apple Tree, a literary magazine. Also worked as a freelance writer for newspapers. Publishing credits include poems in Third Wednesday, Chronogram, Misfits, Many Waters, and Ravens Perch among other journals, as well as two chapbooks June Bug (2014) and Light to Light (2016). In 2013 was a finalist in The Blue Light Poetry Prize.

  • Attended New York State Writer’s Institute Summer Program at Skidmore—worked with Campbell McGrath, Carolyn Forche, and Henri Cole

  • Attended The Frost Place—worked with Maggie Dietz and Patrick Donnelly.

  • BA. MA. University at Albany

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