I am a poet mostly, prose writer occasionally, college writing and literature professor nine months out of the year, and as frequently as possible, a traveler.
I'm honored to have been selected for the 2012-2013 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry by poets Jude Nutter and Oliver de la Paz. I'll be working with these mentors and other great writers throughout the 2012-2013 year. Thanks to The Loft Literary Center.
Thanks to Literal Latte for selecting my poem titled “Edie Watches the Tsunami from her Bed at Life Care Rehabilitation Center in Las Vegas, March 2011” as the winner of the 2011 Literal Latte Prize for Poetry ($1,000 prize).
Thanks to Nimrod International Journal for selecting my poem “Farm Kids” as a semi-finalist for the 2011 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. My poem was published in the Awards 33 Issue in Fall/Winter 2011 (print issue).
Thanks to River Styx for selecting my poetry as a finalist for the 2011 River Styx International Poetry Contest judged by B.H. Fairchild.