I have been a writer for as long as I can remember and a teacher of writing for two decades. I earned my MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.  My poems appear in a wide variety of literary journals, including Mid-American ReviewRiver Styx, and Birmingham Poetry Review, among others.  My poetry chapbook, Learning to Tell Time, was published by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where it won the Midnight Sun Chapbook Award. I've received several writing awards for fiction, poetry, and essays, and I also write literary criticism, book reviews, and freelance articles for lifestyle magazines.  I was the Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where I now teach creative writing in the online English Program, and I also work one-on-one with writers who need a creative coach and editor for their work.  

Here are a few of the places where you can find my writing:

Artful Blogging Magazine: article and photographs, Winter 2015
Artful Blogging Magazine: writing and photo, Spring 2015
Come Sit By My Fire: guest post
The Gypsy Chronicles: my essay on Gypsy poet Papusza
Kim Klassen dot Com: guest post
Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies: article on Modernist author Lytton Strachey
Mingle Magazine: collaborative article and photographs, Spring 2016
Permafrost: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Winner of Midnight Sun Prize for my poetry chapbook
Reverie-Daydream: guest post