About me: I came to poetry suddenly, specifically, at age 46. Of course everything was leading to it—my decades studying music, my lifetime of voracious reading, along with my pursuit of consciousness through meditation and yoga—it all snapped into place. Within seven years of beginning, I had my MFA and a book and had begun teaching adults, children and teens the craft of writing.
There is nothing like the feeling of a poem being born into the world through your own hands, but as satisfying for me is the joy of seeing a poem come to the world through one of my student’s hands. The world comes a little more clearly into focus the more we look at it together through the lens of poetry. I hope that you will join me in this venture.
Upcoming Classes and Readings
First Saturday of each month,
beginning March 7
currently on Zoom--join from anywhere!
June 6 class on the healing task of writing about grief.
6 Tuesdays, 10:30-1 EST beginning May 28
currently on Zoom--join from anywhere! This is a more in-depth class, with homework, in which we explore the elements of great poetry together, reading and writing LOTS.
Offered through the Writer's Center.
In Japan, Ma is the essential space of nothingness—the empty, the void.
I’ve been thinking about the in-between
places lately like the space between
words and the silence between notes
the summer between school years
the nights between days and how
essential the in-betweens are and what
I’m wondering is if death is the in-between
space or if life is