Long Hair

I resolved a year ago to not cut my hair until it grew long enough to donate for a wig for those facing cancer treatments. My hair has grown considerably, much longer than it ever had before. And I am finding, apart from the obvious difference in appearance, that long hair gets in the way. […]

Poetry of the Plains and Prairies Chapbook Award Finalist

I am excited to announce that I have been chosen as a finalist for NDSU Press’s 2020 Poetry of the Plains and Prairies (POPP) Chapbook Award. My chapbook submission, “Returning to the Farm,” highlights experiences growing up on our family’s homestead farm and meditations on revisiting it. It is an honor to be selected as […]

A Poem

I hesitate from putting up poems or other non-blog posts on this blog because it should be simply that. Additionally, you’re usually unable to publish something you’ve published elsewhere, even if that includes self-publishing on social media or a blog. But the following poem, for what it is, gives a good snapshot into my life […]

Book Reading

I’ll be reading poems from my book Sunset Dreams at our Cheverly Writers group inaugural book reading and discussion event on Friday, November 22 at 7:00 pm at My Dead Aunt’s Books in Hyattsville. I’ll be joined by another member of our group, Margie Burns, as we read from our books and discuss our work […]