I have been named the 3rd runner-up in the 2014 Bucks County Poet Laureate competition, judged by the fabulous Kim Addonizio. This is my second time placing in the competition. Check out the Events page for information on the upcoming reading and reception!
Essay published at The Toast!
My essay, “Literary Characters I Would Not Invite to a Dinner Party,” is now available for your reading pleasure here. As a voice over on Bravo TV would say if the essay were a reality show, “watch what happens!” when characters from multiple authors and centuries collide. Look out for murderous twins and wild dogs.
New story & reading
My short story, “Lake,” is being published in the Winter 2013 issue of Schuylkill Valley Journal. This is the story for which I was nominated for the Pushcart. SVJ is a very high quality print journal that has published some of my favorite writers in the Delaware Valley area.
I’ll be reading from my story at the issue’s launch on December 8, 2013. You can find more information on the Events page, or contact me for details.
Reading in Philly: a poetry sandwich!
On Tuesday, August 6th, I’ll be a featured reader for Palabras on Passyunk, Elizabeth Spencer’s great new reading series in south Philadelphia. We’ll be at Red Hook Coffee and Tea, 765 S. 4th Street.
Why you should come:
-Fiction! Poetry! I’ll be reading with poets Warren Longmire and Clinton Smith will read poetry. So, something for everyone!
-Preview of my story “Lake,” about to be published this winter, and perhaps some other new stories.
-Open mic. If you like to write, bring a short piece to read at the end of the night.
-Yummy food at the Red Hook Coffee and Tea.
-Free wine and beer. Because why not?
More information is available under the Events tab under News. Hope to see you there!
Publication in U.S.1 Worksheets
I’m proud to be a part of the 40th anniversary issue of U.S. 1 Worksheets, the magazine of the U.S. 1 Poets’ Cooperative. My poem “She Doesn’t Know Where She Is. She Keeps Asking Me How I Got Here” will be published in the magazine in April. Order copies here.
I’ll also be doing a reading at the launch of the magazine. Check out the Events page for more detail.