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Excited and grateful to announce that The Friends of Cedarmere have named me their first Poet In Residence! For two weeks in August 2022, I’ll write and share poetry on the grounds where William Cullen Bryant did the same.
Details about events here.


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What We Do Covers (5)

What We Do To Make Us Whole, my newest poetry collection, is out now!
Get it here. 

“wondering about wonder / without the worry of waiting” — from “Back”


nycheads2“The woman is a house with real glass, real leaves wood for burning” — From “Femme Maison,” For The Girls, I

“Settling in is not / the same as wasting away.” — From “Drop,” WakeBreatheMove

“forever into orbit / black against black and blue” — From “Skyscape,” Liberating The Astronauts

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