Summer’s End

Well, it has been a long, delicious summer of writing, walking the puppy around the neighborhood, and cooking all sorts of tasty new meals (all grain-free, sugar-free, bad-ingredient-free recipes). For the first time in many, many years, I feel rested, restored. In July, I started a reading journal to keep track of all the books […]

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A First Review of Dots & Dashes!

Dots & Dashes just got its first review! Nick Ripatrazone of The Millions looked at Dots & Dashes, along with six other “must-read” poetry collections published in August 2017: The heart of Dubrow’s poems originate from an autobiographical truth: her husband is a career Navy officer, so much of their marriage exists at a distance. While that subject is […]

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AWP, Here I Come!

Every year, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, otherwise known as AWP, holds its conference. I’ve been attending the conference for 15 years now; perhaps, it has been longer (I’m too lazy to sit down and do the math). The beginning of August is always a nerve-wracking time for those of involved in the […]

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A Goodreads Giveaway!

Starting July 31 and going through August 8, you can enter for a chance to win one of five signed copies of Dots & Dashes. So, visit the Dots & Dashes page on Goodreads to enter the giveaway.

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New Poem in The Southern Review!

Another poem from my manuscript-in-progress, Wild Kingdom, just came out in the summer issue of The Southern Review. “Sun Salutations with Betrayal and Departure” emerged from my recent obsession with Larry Levis’s long, narrative poems. I have been fascinated with Levis’s ability to tell extended stories while also sustaining a lyric voice, vivid imagery that is rooted in the physical world […]

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New Review of Still Life with Poem!

In October 2016, as I was just beginning to settle into my new life in Texas, Still Life with Poem: Contemporary Natures Mortes in Verse, was released. This is the second anthology that I have co-edited with the wonderful poet (and my dear friend) Lindsay Lusby. As with our previous collaboration, The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary […]

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First Sighting: Dots & Dashes!

When I first starting submitting poems to journals in the distant year of 2000, I loved going to check my mailbox. At the time, I lived in Annapolis, Maryland, in a ratty apartment on Cathedral Street, a block away from the local hospital. My place had no air conditioning, the windows leaked when it rained, […]

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Russian Red

This has been a summer of lipstick for me. I can’t get enough of red and fuchsia and coral and purple. For several years, I gave up on wearing lipstick and wore mostly tinted lip balms. Lipstick just seemed like so much work, always requiring reapplication, a perfectly smooth canvas of skin. But, recently, I’ve […]

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Private Mentoring & Poetry Consultations

For many years now, I’ve offered private mentoring and consultations to poets at all stages of their development. But, it’s only in the past few months that I’ve begun to advertise these services more publicly. If you’re interested in sending out work your work to journals, in drafting new poems, or in preparing a book-length […]

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Poem on Verse Daily!

Last summer, I wrote sonnets, lots and lots of sonnets. It was a time of exciting transition for me. I left one life behind. I started another. And, because sonnets have always been at the heart of my development as a poet (when I first decided I wanted to be a poet, I wrote a sonnet […]

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