I am thrilled that my full length collection of of poetry, Inheritance Of Aging Self, is now available for pre-order from Finishing Line Press and will be published and shipped in October.
I’ll also be doing some readings (hopefully in person!) so keep an eye out for the details and dates on social media. And if you know of a book shop, book group, or other venue that would love to host a poetry reading, let me know!
I’m delighted that 2 of my quilts will be included in The Inner Loop‘s 7th Anniversary Celebration at 7:30 on April 20th. Join us and feast your eyes on some wonderful art while listening to a group of amazing authors. And cocktails, there will be cocktails. More info on how to join here.
In a snarky poem that I wrote awhile back about living with all of our digital conveniences, I spoke about my fear that my grandchild would think of me as Instagramma. And now I really fear that because I finally got around to joining the Instagram world. You can follow me there as stitches_and_stanzas.
I am delighted to have the title poem from Inheritance Of Aging Self (Finishing Line Press) in the Maryland State Arts Council’s Identityexhibit. Much as we all miss being able to physically attend exhibits, this is a gorgeous online experience, and a very nicely curated collection of both visual and written work, online until April 6th, please check it out!
I am delighted to have my poem, “My Grandmother’s Tea Cups” included in the anthology, “Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just Me? Women Over Forty Writing About Aging” which is now available from Amazon! Profound appreciation to Janette Schafer, Nina Padolf, Wendy Scott, and Holly Spencer for all the hard work that it took to get this wonderful collection into the world!
My poem, Winter Beach, which won the 2019 Montgomery Writes! Poetry Contest is now online. Many thanks to the Montgomery chapter of Maryland Writers’ Association and Montgomery Magazine for this honor!
Many thanks to Reuben Woolley for publishing 2 of my poems on I am not a silent poet. It Wasn’t My Child and Conversation After The Fact are part of the collection of poems that I am writing about children and gun violence. I hope that some day these poems read as dated relics of a dark period in our history. Unfortunately, for the time being, they are all too relevant each and every day in this country.