In the new year I'm finally going to make my dream of teaching online happen! I'm currently developing a 6 week course on what I call "CNF outliers" -- a look at unique forms in the creative non-fiction genre including flash non-fiction, the prose poem, the lyric essay and the hermit crab essay. I've wanted… Continue reading Announcing: An online CNF course!
What makes a poem? I've asked songwriters this question. "What inspired this? How did this amazing thing happen? Where do songs come from?" When I asked my friend, Eryn, she shrugged, raising her hands as if to say "I don't know" but also laughing a bit as she gestured mysteriously to the heavens. With songs… Continue reading Shortlisted: Room’s 2015 Poetry Prize
My forever sweetheart and I were married in Boston five years ago. We joined hands in a ceremony with our children on a full moon Thursday at the Arnold Arboretum -- a gem of stunning greenery in what's known as Boston's Emerald Necklace, a 4.5 km2 stretch of parks and waterways that includes the city's… Continue reading Boston Marriage
It's the best feeling in the world, being inspired, I say. These past few months have been a particularly fertile time, with ideas cartwheeling out of my brain almost faster than I can catch them. At the same time, I've been trying to finish a number of pieces I've started. The more time I spend… Continue reading Freewheeling Inspiration (And Finishing What You Start)
Since March I've been trying to get a grasp on writing in a very new genre for me. For years I wrote poetry because I was drawn to a form I could get in and out of quickly. By nature I'm impatient, and once I became a mom (nearly 8 years ago now!) poetry was… Continue reading Time Travel Is Lonely
Welcome to my world! I'm a writer, artist and all around crafty lady. I'm also a mom who runs a home based business so I have the flexibility to be there for my kids. I'm married to a fellow bookworm who supports the decisions I make to nurture my creativity. We live in the beautiful… Continue reading Creativity. Spirituality. Personal growth.