Poem Up at Verse Daily!

Today, a friend emailed me to tell me that one of my poems is up at Verse Daily. What a nice surprise! “Runaway Military Surveillance Blimp Drifts from Maryland to Pennsylvania” comes from the middle section of Dots & Dashes and takes its title from a New York Times article dated October 28, 2015. I remember being fascinated with this particular […]

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New Poem in The Los Angeles Review!

I’m very pleased to have a poem from my current manuscript-in-progress, Wild Kingdom, in the current issue of The Los Angeles Review. “Gadfly” is an homage to a poem that I love, “The World as Will and Representation,” by Robert Hass. Like Larry Levis, Hass is so very good at writing a narrative poem that also lifts into […]

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Review of Dots & Dashes in The Summerset Review!

It’s always exciting to see former students publishing, finding their ways beyond the classroom, into the larger literary community. Recently, I was honored to learn that one of my former students, a young writer named Cat Righter, wrote a review of Dots & Dashes for The Summerset Review. Here’s how the piece opens: To communicate in Morse […]

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New Poem in Copper Nickel!

I’m so pleased to have a poem in the current issue of Copper Nickel, one of my all-time favorite journals. “Self-Portrait with Cable News, Graffiti, Weather” is another piece from my manuscript-in-progress, Wild Kingdom. It is also a product of my recent immersion in all things Larry Levis, who died in 1996 but whose influence continues to be […]

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What You Have Heard Is True

Today, in my poetry workshop, we took a look at Carolyn Forche’s iconic prose poem, “The Colonel,” which famously begins, “What you have heard is true.” I love to show young poets this text because it uses simple, clear, unadorned language to, well, punch the reader in the face. We trace the poem’s movements, as […]

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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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