At this point, my focus is on producing poetry; however, even at my age I am considered an emerging poet, and it's a way of living, not an actual living. To that end, you'll find me writing and editing for a variety of educational publishing outlets and clocking in as a part-time reporter for Courthouse News Service. As for interests, they tend to dovetail. I belong to a number of writing and study groups and am a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. My volunteer work includes helping young writers and supporting the arts.
Thanks to the following journals and venues and their editors and readers for giving these poems a way into the world:
CALIFORNIA FIRE & WATER: A CLIMATE CRISIS ANTHOLOGY
"How to Read the Summer Sky"
"Projection" (Honorable Mention for the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, National League of American Pen Women)
"Secret Baptism" (Commended for the Troubadour International Poetry Prize)
CRAB CREEK REVIEW
'"Filmishmish" (Semifinalist for the Crab Creek Poetry Prize)
FOUR STRING COLLABORATION: SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
MONTEREY POETRY REVIEW
"Tell Us about the War, and Love, Miss Dickinson: The Dead Poet's Exclusive Interview with NPR"
"Through Knotted Pine Walls"
"Here, in" (Finalist James Welch Poetry Prize)
PORTER GULCH REVIEW
"To Find Meaning" (Winner Best Poetry Submission)
PUBLIC POETRY: Habits; The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
"The Birds" (Semifinalist for the Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize)
RIVER HERON REVIEW
"Bodies of Water" (Finalist for River Heron Review Poetry Prize)
SAN DIEGO POETRY ANNUAL
"Animals" (Honorable Mention for the Steve Kowit Poetry Prize)
"Cheating on Henry Miller" (Honorable Mention for the Steve Kowit Poetry Prize)
SCHUYKILL VALLEY JOURNAL
"All the Rooms"
"tl;dr (too long didn't read)"
"End of Day"
SOUTHERN HUMANITIES REVIEW
"Body" (Finalist for the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize)
"To a Dear Friend in a Year of Losses"
SPLIT ROCK REVIEW
"Transplants" (Nominated for the Orison Anthology)
"Return of Coyote"
TAR RIVER POETRY
"The Fair Condition of the World"
THE JOURNAL OF UNDISCOVERED POETS
"Where Would We Be Without Blue"
"Report from a Coastal Patio"
WEST TRESTLE REVIEW
WHAT ROUGH BEAST
"Blame the Moon"
WHITE STAGE PUBLISHING: Aeration (Anthology)
"What the Months Have Taught"
WHITE STAGE PUBLISHING: Grounding Earth (Anthology)
WRITTEN HERE AND THERE: THE COMMUNITY OF WRITERS POETRY REVIEW 2021
"Associating with Roadkill"
ZOETIC PRESS: NONBINARY REVIEW