Poetry Reading: Towngate Theater on May 21

UPDATE: Sadly, this event has been cancelled. I’ll let you know if/when a future performance is scheduled. Women Speak, part of the Women of Appalachia Project, features Appalachia-based women in a series of performances. I’ll be reading my poem “Samba” during the performance at Towngate Theater in Wheeling, West Virginia, on May 21 from 1:00… Read More

Photograph Published in Wild Roof Journal

I’m excited to share that my photograph “Before & Aster” has been published in Issue 13 of Wild Roof Journal. I captured this photograph while engaging in shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) on the lower elevations of Roan Mountain a few falls ago. About My Photography My interests as a photographer interweave well with my writing themes.… Read More

Poetry Published in Mildred Haun Review

I’m excited to share that two of my poems have been published in Mildred Haun Review Journal 2021: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Culture, and Scholarship. These were among my first works accepted by journals and I’m ever so grateful to the staff for including my work. I learned about this opportunity during Walters State… Read More

Poem in Maya’s Micros December Batch

I’m excited to share that my poem, “Like Shimarisu Do” has been published in Maya’s Micro’s December batch. Maya’s Micros features pieces of 108 words or less. It’s a feature of The Closed Eye Open, a website dedicated to art and literature. About “Like Shimarisu Do” This fun, brief piece took little time to scribe… Read More

Poem Published in Women Speak, Volume 7

I’m excited to share that my poem, “Samba” has been published in Women Speak, Vol. 7, edited by Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour. As part of the Women of Appalachia Project, the anthology features the works of Appalachian and Appalachia-based women. Starting in December and running through spring, a series of performances will be held… Read More

2021 HeartWood Poetry Prize Semi-Finalist

I’m excited to share that my poem “Pining for Home” was selected as a semi-finalist this summer in HeartWood Literary Magazine’s inaugural Heartwood Poetry Prize. You can read the 2021 award-winner’s and finalists’ poems here: they are amazing! “Pining for Home” is now available in Issue 12. Familiar Faces Fellow Poetry Society of Tennessee Northeast… Read More

2020 Contest Awards and Pending Publications

My goal this year was to enter poetry contests, and I felt very accomplished each time I sent a submission packet out. I was recently delighted to discover some of my poems were selected for awards. Better yet, some will be published in anthologies! Read More