upcoming readings and events

This fall I’m reading with Lindsay Lusby and Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach as part of our (M)other(ship) tour! (And we’d love to come visit your reading series/bookstore/book club, if you’re interested!)

I’m teaching two workshops at Rutgers-Camden’s Cooper Street Writing Workshops this fall – Getting Started and Getting Unstuck on September 21 and The Joy of Revision on November 16. (And, for a limited time, you can get a discount when you register for both!)

I’ll also be in the Poetry Tent at the Collingswood Book Festival on October 5, 2019.

Have a poetry manuscript you’d like some help with? I’ll be leading a workshop, From a Pile of Poems to a Cohesive Collection: Revising Your Poetry Manuscript, at Barrelhouse’s Conversations & Connections workshop on October 26, 2019 at Chatham University in Pittsburgh.

I’ll also be reading with Cynthia Arrieu-King at the Stockton University Visiting Writers Series in January 2020.


selected interviews & good news

My chapbook Acadiana was reviewed in Eco Theo and Run & Tell That Reviews. You can also read my interviews about the collection in The Chapbook Interview, Carpe Noctem, Cloudy House, and Speaking of Marvels. (And thanks to everyone who’s read and bought and talked about the book. We’ve gone into a second printing!)

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.


past readings and events

National Poetry Month reading. Ocean County Public Library. Ocean City, NJ. April 3, 2019.

Eco Theo/Passages North off-site reading at AWP 2019. Portland, OR. March 28, 2019.

Festival Poet. Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Newark, NJ. October 18-21, 2018.

Deep South Reading Series, University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Lafayette, LA. September 21, 2018.

Dogfish: A New Orleans Reading Series. Poetry reading with April Blevins Pejic. New Orleans, LA. September 20, 2018.

Brazos Bookstore. Reading with Lauren Berry. Houston, TX. June 1, 2018.

Poison Pen. Reading with Analicia Sotelo and Karyna McGlynn. Houston, TX, May 31, 2018.

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

Pete’s Candy Store. 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.

White Whale reading series. Reading with Emari DiGiorgio, Virginia Konchan, Sharon McDermott, and Lauren Russell. Pittsburgh, PA, March 24, 2018.

Acadiana Launch Party. Reading with Sarah Blake and Meghan Privitello. Cooper River Distillery, Camden, NJ. March 3, 2018.

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

Invited Talk and Reading, Writing Salon: Writing & Mythology. Marist College. Poughkeepsie, NY. October 8-10, 2017.

Hudson Valley Poets Night. Poetry reading with Sarah Giragosian, Virginia Konchan, Jen Moore, Heather Treseler, and Leah Umansky. The Derby, Poughkeepsie, NY, October 8, 2017.

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

White Whale reading series. Reading with Jan Beatty, George David Clark, and Lauren Shapiro. Pittsburgh, PA. February 25, 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 29, 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.