completed manuscripts

houses falling down — chapbook (32 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.”

This Could Be Anyone’s Memoir — full length (90 pages)


“This collection maps my personal history and evolution across three chapbook-sized themes: Lineage, Divorce, and Motherhood.”

minutes, poems — chapbook (33 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.”

previous publications

*** Indicates a special feature or audio recording

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

***“Breathe: Agent Orange” The Shine Journal (now defunct), 2010 Contest Winner. (2010, onlineSoundcloud). Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2010.

Implicate Knitting,” 322 Review (2010, online — now defunct)

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

The aroused scientist,” (2010, online — now defunct)

Song to a mirror,” The Furnace Review (2011. online now defunct)

*** 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 (Issue 27, 2017)

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

*** “Sound, logos,” plus #FeatureFriday Poet Interview, Ink In Thirds (2018, digital & print)

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

To be born,” The Christian Century (2018, print & online)

“Heritage,” “How to build a bridge,” “Value Meal,” Gyroscope Review (2018, digital print) — Also available on Kindle. “Heritage” nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2018.

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

***“Hemisphere, or what is missing,” The Inflectionist Review (May, 2018. Digital print with audio recording). Nominated for Best of the Net, 2018.

Ritual of lightning,” SWWIM Every Day (May, 2018)

“Ode to a Stout,” World Enough Writers Beer, Wine, & Spirits Anthology (July, 2018. Print)

This Union (Functional Theories),” Writers Resist (August, 2018)

“Gulf,” “Gutted,” “Professional development,” Oakland Arts Review (Expected release date, Fall 2018)