About

  I was raised in upstate New York in a pocket of space near Vermont and the Canadian border. My family lived on the same land that my grandmother managed to purchase on her own in the 1940s. They still live there today, on ninety acres of fields and forests. I grew up with two […]

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News

12.13.15 – “Bone Woman,” “La belle au bois dormant,” and “Magnetic Declination” have been selected for publication  by Zone 3. 11.16.15 – My long poem “The Saints of the Last Days” appears at Guernica. 11.11.15 – I was selected as a finalist for a Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant. This grant awards funds to women […]

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Doe

September 17, 2016 Doe has been named the 2016 Akron Prize winner from the University of Akron Press. Doe was selected by judge Allison Joseph who says of the collection: “My choice for the award is Doe—that book is so good, so well executed with such difficult subject matter. I admire its active courage, its […]

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Poetry

Zone 3 Poems: “Bone Woman,” “La belle au bois dormant,” and “Magnetic Declination.”   Puerto del Sol, 51.2 Poem: “A Painting of the Body”     Washington Square Review, 37 Poem: “Blood Relics”       Sonora Review Poem: “These Dark Centuries”     The Journal, 40.2 Poem: “Things a Girl Should Know” (full text […]

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Fiction

“The Persistence of Memory.” Best of the West 2009 anthology.       “The Persistence of Memory.” Gulf Coast. Excerpt: “On the day before the locusts came, Lavinia’s daughter died alone in the back room. Lavinia had been heating water, hoping a bath would remove the cherry red stain covering Cecilia’s cheeks, arms, and chest. […]

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Creative Nonfiction

“Schizophrenia Redux.” The Black Warrior Review. Excerpt: “At a red light, I see him for the first time in four years. Caught in the frame of my car mirror, he’s nothing but skeletal bone. Skin stretched tight over the curve of his cheekbones, his lips parched white. He flicks his fingers around each other, hands […]

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