poetry / Uncategorized / workshop

Hi there! I’m offering this one-day poetry writing workshop next month, and I am super-excited about it. If you are going to be in the Worcester, MA area and you’re interested in attending, please register by clicking on the “Register here!” under “Information” in the newsletter. Also, I’m presenting a paper next week on Thursday, … Continue reading


Interview & Virtual Reading Up @ Niche Lit Magazine!

I am really excited that my poem, “Milepost 350, 2:33 AM” is up as a virtual reading at Niche Lit Magazine . Founding and managing editor, Katya Cummins also interviewed me. There is some fantastic work at their site– go read! It’s a beautifully designed online journal that is truly “limitless.”   PS: Reading Life post coming … Continue reading

Art / Literature / Uncategorized / William Shakespeare

“The Joy is in the doing.” On Seeing Shakespeare’s First Folio

On Friday, May 27th I worked for a few hours then drove to Amherst, Massachusetts to visit the Mead Museum at Amherst College to see one of William Shakespeare’s First Folio’s. The Folger Shakespeare Library is celebrating “The Wonder of Will – 400 Years of Shakespeare” by bringing a First Folio to each of the … Continue reading

reading / Uncategorized

Reading Life: Responding to the Eye in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

Note: I originally wrote this piece for my U.S. Studies in Ethnic Lit. course. It was such a pleasure to write reader response pieces. This was my second reading of Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and it was wonderful! A hurricane is a brutal, destructive force of nature that, much like love can be a deceiving … Continue reading


“He is the fly in the ointment, the crack in the lens, the virus in the data.” Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, Masterpiece Mystery on WGBH

SPOILER ALERT!! Tonight’s Sherlock Special, The Abominable Bride takes us back in time to 1895. The show opens with Watson’s narration and flashback to his time in war, and quickly speeds through a re-creation of the contemporary scenes from Sherlock, episode 1: Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) whipping a dead body (more than ever); Watson (Martin Freeman) introduced … Continue reading


Thrilling Women Writers: Dark Places; Shirley

My summer reading has been quite exciting this summer. After reading Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl I immediately picked up Dark Places, which was also adapted for the screen starring Christina Hendricks. Dark Places is an intense novel about a young woman named Libby Day who is the sole survivor of slaughter. During what I deem a home invasion scenario, … Continue reading