Shout Out: A Night of Slam Poetry

This weekend, I was lucky enough to attend an all-ages, free slam poetry event put together by One Book One New Orleans and Dillard University Library. My 12-year-old son and I went with friends, and I think we all came away amazed and invigorated by the talented poets who performed. Chuck Perkins, host of The […]

Upcoming anthology with my poem

Exciting! Just sent back proofs for an upcoming anthology, Of Burgers and Barrooms, from Main Street Rag Press featuring my poetry. Publication is slated for November 2017. Here’s a little more about this project. Will share more as I learn it!

Book review: Body, In Good Light by Erin Rodoni

In keeping with April’s theme as National Poetry Month, I’m happy to review a lovely book of poetry by a former colleague of mine at Literary Mama, Erin Rodoni. Erin was the assistant editor in poetry at LM until she had the double good fortune of giving birth to her second child and seeing her […]

Upcoming bar poems anthology

Yay yay yay! My poem “Valencia Street, Sunday Morning” has been selected for an upcoming Bar Poems anthology from Main Street Rag! Besides a quarterly print mag that features poetry, fiction, art, interviews, and reviews, Main Street Rag publishes books of poetry, and (under other imprints) fiction, nonfiction and anthologies. This one is expected to […]

Book review: Brown Girl Dreaming

How did I not know that Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming was a book in verse?! Highly awarded, this memoir (in verse!) describes the author’s childhood in the 1960’s and ’70s in Iowa, South Carolina, and Brooklyn. Woodson paints portraits of places and people with spare-yet-lush poetic language. Each poem could stand alone, some moreso […]