Dropping crumbs on the heads of nursing babies, dashing between crises, serving out of foil-covered casserole dishes, connecting over a coffee, we’ve got to feed ourselves, body and soul. We know we need each other on this journey, and we know that no matter what the day brings, we still gotta eat. And feed the kids, too. Sheesh.
Here’s to coping, celebrating, thriving, and keeping good company.
I write about food, parenting, comfort, crisis, books, artists and makers, feminism, and indie publishing, among other things. I especially enjoy writing profiles. You can read some clips here.
As an editor and publishing geek (more about that here and on LinkedIn), I spent fifteen years as Managing Editor helping to launch the independent presses Wave Books (formerly Verse Press) and Catapult (formerly Black Balloon Publishing). I’ve spoken on AWP panels about editorial workflow and subscription models for small presses, at the Small Press Book Fair in NYC about starting small presses, and co-edited Disco Prairie Social Aid and Pleasure Club with Dara Wier. I especially love manuscript work (copyediting, line editing, fact-checking) and startups.
As a poet, my work has been published in 6×6, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Conduit, Glitterpony, H_ngm_n, New American Writing, and other magazines; in the limited edition chapbook Coming Down in White, with art by Kathranne Knight, from Pilot Books; and in anthologies from Tin House and Verse Press. Kathranne and I are co-publishers of Correspondence Publishing. I love giving readings and have read at St. Mark’s Poetry Project, the So and So Series (in its South Boston incarnation), Real Art Ways in Hartford, in a skyspace at Roden Crater (that’s a long story), and at tons of art galleries, house parties, bars, and conferences.
You may also know me as a tireless font of advice, curious but impatient cook, wild berry picker, haver of opinions and a too-loud laugh, occasional belter of Motown hits, and bedtime fairy storyteller.
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