Dialogue of the Carmelites

Although I’ve been at the University of North Texas for nearly eight months now, I have only just purchased tickets to attend one of the University’s famed music productions (UNT is renowned for its College of Music and particularly for its top-ranked jazz program). I’m really looking forward to attending a performance of Poulenc’s Dialogue of […]

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Ekphrasis-in-Progress

The past few days, I’ve been spending a great deal of time with Francine Sterle’s “Self-Portrait as an Allegory of Painting,” an ekphrastic poem that takes a painting by Artemisia Gentileschi as its subject matter. As a current exhibit of Gentileschi’s work in Rome demonstrates, the Italian Renaissance painter is not only a great artist but should now also […]

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Eat this Poem

This is a really exciting first for me: one of my poems is in a cookbook! I am so happy and grateful to have my sonnet, “Tea,” in Nicole Gulotta’s new cookbook, Eat this Poem, which is out today from Roost Books. “Tea” appears in my fourth collection, Red Army Red, but I am so pleased to see […]

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Poetry by the Sea

From May 23 through May 26, it will be my great honor to serve as the first Poet-in-Residence at Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference. Two years ago, I attended Poetry by the Sea, and it was a wonderful experience: four days of interesting panels, readings, and discussions, with a particular focus on diversity, inclusivity, and […]

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What’s Ahead

As I prepare for the August 2017 launch of Dots & Dashes, I’ve decided to add a new element to my website: a blog! Nothing fancy. I’ll just be posting news about my work here as well as links to poems and books that I’m reading and other writing-related materials. So, please, stop by often for updates.

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