Poetry

Winner: Sixty Four Best Poets of 2018, Black Mountain Press and The Halcyone Magazine

Manuscript: Heavy as Ripe Pears, being submitted to publishers

Publication: Burning Through Dreams, The Laurel Review, June 2018 issue

Publication: Directions for a Writer, The Passed Note, Issue 7, June 2018

Publication: The Disappearance of Poems in Rain, Typishly, December 11, 2017

Readings: Traditions Monthly Poetry Open Mic, Olympia, Washington

Reading: VoiceCatcher / Spring 2017 poets at Ford Food & Drink, Portland, Oregon

Reading: Port Townsend Writer’s Conference 2017—The Green Cottage Poems

Publication: As Heavily as Ripe Pears, VoiceCatcher, Spring 2017

Reading: Northwest Writer’s Workshop, Port Orchard, Washington, 2016

Reading: Florey’s Book Company, Pacifica, California, 2014

Reading: Copperfield’s Bookstore, Calistoga, California, 2012

Reading: Sawyer’s News & Books, Santa Rosa, California, 2008 & 2009

Readings: Napa Valley College, Upper Valley Campus, St. Helena, 2000—2007

Publication: When Fingers of Rain, Yellow Silk, 1982

Reading: Upstart Crow & Co., Sausalito, California, 1978

Reading: The Tides, Sausalito, California, 1972

Reading: Modern Times Bookstore Collective, San Francisco, 1971


I’ve been published in The Laurel Review, Bellingham Review, VoiceCatcher Journal, and Typishly, among others. I was selected for the Sixty Four Best Poets of 2018 by Black Mountain Press and The Halcyone Magazine. I’m a member/participant of the following—

  • Academy of American Poets
  • Writing workshops throughout the year
  • Open Mic Readings at Olympia Poetry Network, Cascade Poetry Group, Puget Sound Poetry Connection
  • Annual Participant: Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, Northwest Writer’s Retreat, Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conferences
  • Social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

I hold MFAs in Creative Writing and Fine Arts, which played out as working in the Napa Valley wine industry for 20 years, as well as gallery representation. Many of my poems explore ways of finding what female agency and power look like in mythology and history, as well as meditations on how to love what perishes, and how our lives resemble and differ from animals, insects, and other cousins. I live in the Pacific Northwest with my musician husband, a rather large Maine Coon cat, and nine miles of books.