Poet. Literary co-translator. Essayist. Proud community college professor. Proud to serve as a union officer. Survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Curator, First Tuesdays reading series.
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A Gratitude In Me That I Did Not Fully Appreciate At The Time
Aug 2, 2022
I was scrolling through my photos the other day, looking for I-don’t-remember-what, when the picture I’ve cropped down to this image of my
Three Poems Of Mine That Should Never Have Become As Relevant As They Are Now
Jun 16, 2022
Sometimes you publish a poem in response to the current moment, whatever that may be, and then the moment passes, and the poem no longer feels as
Deciding whether something should be a poem or an essay
Jun 2, 2022
When I wrote a couple of posts ago about the writers who influenced me early on in terms of craft, I tried to focus on those aspects of making a
An Essay That Took Me More Than Thirty Years To Write Has Been Published!
Apr 11, 2022
I am very excited that an essay it took me nearly thirty years to write, “The First Time I Told Someone,” was published earlier this month by
A Provocation: Christianness (Not Christianity) Is To Jews And The People Of Other Non-Christian Religions As Whiteness Is To People Of Color
Apr 7, 2022
Last year, at the end of a meeting I attended, the presiding officer, a Jewish woman, in the process of wishing attendees happy holidays and happy
What Writers Have Influenced Your Work?
Mar 24, 2022
I don’t think I’ve read an interview with a writer where the interviewer did not ask some version of this question. In responding to John
What I’ve Been Thinking About Ukraine
Mar 7, 2022
Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine casts its long shadow over everything I do these days, even the small, mundane moments, like washing the dishes
When Did You Start Writing?
Jan 15, 2022
In March of 2020, just before the pandemic shutdown, I received from John Wisniewski the first two of the seven or eight questions that would