selected interviews & good news

Many thanks to the editors of Radar Poetry, who nominated “St. James at the Ascension Parish Drive-In” for Best of the Net.

Huge appreciation to the New Jersey Council on the Arts for a 2017 Fellowship in poetry. Kevin Riordan, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, wrote about the award here.

Jan Beatty interviewed me for Prosody after we read together in Pittsburgh this past February, and you can hear that interview here.

Thanks also the editors of Smartish Pace, who chose “The Nature of Love” as a finalist for their Beullah Rose prize.


upcoming readings and events

Dogfish: A New Orleans Reading Series. Poetry reading with Analicia Sotelo. New Orleans, LA. September 20, 2018.

Moonstone Arts @ Fergie’s Pub. Reading with Anna Evans. Philadelphia, PA. July 11, 2018.

Poison Pen Reading Series. Reading with Analicia Sotelo. Houston, TX, May 31, 2018.

So & So Reading Series. Reading with Emilia Philips. Raleigh, NC, May 5, 2018.

Pete’s Candy Store Reading Series. Reading with Emari DiGiorgio and Megan Fernandes. Brooklyn, NY, April 14, 2018.

The Writers Circle Rising Poets Reading. Reading with Emari DiGiorgio. Summit, NJ, April 8, 2018.

Visiting Writer. Westchester Community College. Valhalla, NY. March 29, 2018.

Visiting Writer. Dodge Poetry Foundation Mini-Festival. Seneca High School. Tabernacle, NJ. March 28, 2018.

Reading at White Whale Bookstore in Pittsburgh, PA with Emari DiGiorgio, Virginia Konchan, Sharon McDermott, and Lauren Russell, March 24, 2017, 7-9 PM.

“Writing/Motherhood: Difficulty, Ambivalence, and Joy.” Panel with Carolina Ebeid, Chanda Feldman, Emily Perez, and Chelsea Rathburn. Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference 2018, Tampa, FL, March 2018.

“Bridging Campus and Community: Approaches to University-Community Writing Programs.” Panel with Jan Beatty, Erika Jo Brown, Emari DiGiorgio, and Dora Malech. Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference 2018, Tampa, FL, March 2018.

Nasty Women Poets reading. Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub. Philadelphia, PA, October 15, 2017.

Visiting Writer. Writing Salon: Writing & Mythology. Marist College. Poughkeepsie, NY. October 8-10, 2017.


past readings and events

Smartish Pace Issue 24 Release Reading. Baltimore, MD. June 24, 2017.

Visiting Writer. Lafayette College. Easton, PA. March 1, 2017.

White Whale reading series. Reading with Jan Beatty, George David Clark, and Lauren Shapiro. Pittsburgh, PA. February 24, 2017.

“Cross-Talk in Creative Writing Pedagogy.” Panel with Darin Ciccotelli, Kristine Ervin, and Oindrila Mukherjee. Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference 2017, Washington, DC, February 2017.

Stockton University Visiting Writers Series. Reading with Emily Van Duyne. Galloway, NJ. January 25, 2017.

Monsters of Poetry. Madison, WI. September 23, 2016.

Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Sewanee, TN. July 29th, 2016.

“2014 National Poetry Series Selections: A Reading.” Reading with Sarah Vap, Ed Pavlić, Joshua Poteat, and Simeon Berry. Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Los Angeles, April 1, 2016.

A World Above Reading Series, Atlantic City, NJ. December 16, 2105.

Live Oak Reading Series, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, October 21, 2015.

Eat Local :: Read Local Release Reading. April 20, 2015. Madison, WI.

Poetry and Pints, April 4, 2015. Madison, WI.

Cream City Review release reading, May, 18 2012, Milwaukee, WI

Connotation Press reading, off-site reading at AWP 2012, Chicago

Best New Poets reading, The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL. January 21, 2012. Read with other contributors to the Best New Poets anthology, including Brittany Cavallaro, Natalie Giarratano, Virginia Konchan, and David Welch.

Best New Poets reading, Avol’s Books, Madison, WI. November 9, 2011. Read with other contributors to the Best New Poets anthology, including Brittany Cavallaro, Rebecca Hazelton, Jennifer Luebbers, and Kara Van de Graaf

The Blue Ox Reading Series, Gates of Heaven, Madison, WI, November 4, 2010

Gates of Heaven Reading Series, Madison, WI, May 5, 2010