I am a writer living in Rappahannock County, Virginia, and teach creative writing at George Washington University. I have a degree in science writing from the University of Maryland, and an MFA in Poetry from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers in Swannanoa, NC. For many years I worked in publishing in Washington DC and London. Caveboy, a Poem, published as an iPad book and a limited-edition art book, came out in 2012 from Artist’s Proof Editions. Graffiti Calculus, a book length poem, is available from WordTech/CW Books in November 2013, and now on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.
My poems and reviews have appeared in the New Republic, The Plum Review, the Hudson Review, the Iowa Review, Shenandoah, Archipelago.org and Poet Lore, Beltway, Gargoyle and the Southern Poetry Review. In July 2008 my poem “The Laughter of Women” appeared in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry syndicated newspaper column. Poems have been anthologized in Family Pictures (CapitalFest 2007) and Not What I Expected, the Unpredictable Road from Womanhood to Motherhood (Paycock Press 2007). A short story appeared in Electric Grace (Paycock Press 2007). An essay on revising a sonnet appeared in Poem, Revised (Marion Street Press, 2008). I’ve spent residencies at the VCCA and MacDowell Colony; in 2008, I was Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writer’s Conference and a fellow at Bread Loaf in 2012.
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