houses falling down — chapbook (20 pages)

Sinkhole-Fertilizer Plant

“As a native Floridian dealing with acute stress disorder, I am familiar with the mysteries of porous ground and swelling water.

These instabilities present at all levels of human experience, from the personal, to the interpersonal, to the societal. The ground beneath us may simply give at any moment, whether it’s a panic attack, a divorce, or a killing spree like the massacre at Parkland.

With this sandy soil, there are no guarantees.”

the necessary dreams — full length (58 pages)


“This collection maps my personal history and evolution against the evolution of our species. comparing the sometimes beautiful, sometimes poignant immediate with the epochal. The microcosm with the macrocosm.

This collection reflects my first project to encompass a collection-wide arc. The narrative that rises to the surface is not always expressed openly, but relates thematically in five separate themed chapters.”

minutes, poems — chapbook (29 pages)


“This collection is an homage to ‘the zone’ that some makers get into, where flow is sweet, inspiration sticks close, and production is fast.

As a single mother, a student, breadwinner and more, sometimes the only times I have to write are those 6 or 7 minutes while the pasta is on to boil. Finding that ‘zone’ became a necessity.

All of the poems in this manuscript were written in under 10 minutes, with up to 30 minutes of editing. It is intended to be raw, immediate, and personal, and frequently uses the stream-of-consciousness voice, which  accesses a different kind of storytelling than my narrative work.”


*** Indicates a feature or an audio recording

the angry boy,” Right Hand Pointing (2010, online)

Breathe: Agent Orange” The Shine Journal, 2010 Contest Winner. (2010, online)

“Implicate Knitting,” 322 Review (2010)

My body is an uncapped mason jar,” 5×5 Lit Mag (2010, print)

“The aroused scientist,” (2010)

“Song to a mirror,” The Furnace Review (2011)

*** once,” Inklette (2016, online with audio recording)

“Lie still,” “star-gazing,” “Terma,” “To Oregon on Calumny and Beer,” “While New Jersey was dark,” Peacock Journal (2016, online)

Electoral Pillage,” Transition: Poems in the Aftermath (2016, online)

The Illustrated Woman,” The Phoenix Soul (2017, digital print)

My Cunt, or Cleanup on Aisle 3” Love & Ensuing Madness by Rat’s Ass Review (2017, online)

You were gone, and returned,” Eyedrum Periodically (2017, online)

“Remember love,” “The Diet Starts Tomorrow,” Memoryhouse Magazine (2017, print & digital print)

*** “Pompeii, A Documentary of Me,” “Transit, en masse,” “Upwell,” and  Featured Poet Interview, Wraith Infirmity Muses (2017, online)

*** “Walking the Bone Path” and the Behind the Cut Feature, Razor Literary Magazine (2017)

*** By the numbers,” Words Dance (2017, online with audio recording)

“Grand Falls, AZ,” “The Laureate and the Lothario,” Wildhood Project (2017, print)

‘Merica,” Rise Up Review (2017)

(Un)Married: A Sestina in Temperatures,” “Aerodynamic,” “For a boy to die,” Eunoia Review (2017)

“Anatomy of Under,” “Spark,” “The Gift of No Guarantees,” “Thoughts while digging in a patch of barren earth,” Anti-Heroin Chic (2017)

The way back,” “we do not touch our living / half so well as elephants touch their dead,” Plum Tree Tavern (2017, online)

Parallax,” Bird’s Thumb (2017, online)

8am – 1pm,” Front Porch Review (2017, online)

A woman,” “Demand Your Grief,” “Window,” Leaves of Ink (2017, online)

“I am a cuttlebone,” “My grandmother,” Gone Lawn (2017)

“Hemisphere, or what is missing,” The Inflectionist Review (2017)

Woman of an era,” Riddled With Arrows (2017)

*** “Sound and Logos,” plus #FeatureFriday Poet Interview, Ink In Thirds (2017, digital print)

On Breaking,” “Worm, worm,” Uppagus (2018, digital)

“Be born,” The Christian Century (2018, print)

“Heritage,” “How to build a bridge,” “Value Meal,” Gyroscope Review (2018, digital print: Kindle or PDF)

angry boy,” “nocturna,” The Ekphrastic Review (2018)

“Gulf,” “Gutted,” “Professional development,” Oakland Arts Review (2018)

“Ode to a Stout,” World Enough Writers Beer, Wine, & Spirits Anthology (Expected print date, Fall 2018)

“This Union (Functional Theories),” Writers Resist (Expected publication date, 2018)