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A terrific review of And Now, Nowhere But Here is online at Pediestal Magazine. Read it here. 


Listen here to a delightful conversation featuring Andrea, Emily Ransdell, and host Dion O'Reilly on The Hive Poetry Collective podcast.


Terrapin Books published my sixth full-length poetry collection And Now, Nowhere But Here in July 2023. You may order it from any independent or online bookstore, including Terrapin.


I recently recorded two podcasts, the first of which is now available. Download the app for The Talking Poem Podcast hosted by Charlie Green, a poet and fiction writer who is also a senior lecturer at Conrnell University.


The second podcast will be available first on KSQD.org radio (Santa Cruz, California), likely in early November 2023, and soon after at Hivepoetry.org and elsewhere. Host of the series is Dion O'Reilly, a poet hereself and part of The Hive Poetry Collective. Check my website again for updates.


In the autumn of 2021, Red Hen Press republished my first two full-length poetry collections, House Without a Dreamer and The Other Life in their Story Line Press Legacy Series. Read more about this here.


In June 2021, my poem "The Thinking" was awarded the 2021 49th Parallel Award for Poetry from The Bellingham Review. The poem appears in the journal's Spring 2022 issue. Read the comments by the judge, Jessica Jacobs, here.


Listen to Tracy K. Smith, former United States Poet Laureate, introduce, comment upon, and read my poem "Premonition," which Smith broadcast on her podcast, The Slowdown, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, here


To read my poem in response to the Trump administration's handling of the corona virus pandemic, click on "In Their Own Words: A Found Poem," on the right side of this page below Quick Links.


On July 28, 2019, my poem "636 Lyons Avenue, Apartment 1A" was chosen by former US Poet Laureate Rita Dove as the featured poem in her column in the weekly Sunday New York Times Magazine. The poem centers on my mother, who would have been 100 years old on the very day the poem appears. Read Dove's column and the poem here.


One of the most insightful, articulate, and engaging commentaries I've ever received about my poems was written by Rebecca Foust in her capacity as the Poetry Editor at Women's Voices for Change, published on July 15, 2019. To read it, click here.


On September 4, 2018, Autumn House Press released Blue Mistaken for Sky, my 5th full-length poetry collection, which was a finalist for the 2018 Best Book Award in Poetry from American Poetry Fest. Here are recent reviews:


Review in Rhino


Review in Washington Independent Review of Books


Review in Pedestal


Also in relation to this new book's release, I was recently interviewed by The Arkansas Times and The Washington Independent Review of Books. Those interviews can be viewed here:


Arkansas Times Interview


Washington Independent Review of Books Interview



A very insightful essay-review by Judith Kitchen appears in the Summer 2014 issue of The Georgia Review. In it, Kitchen focuses on four recent poetry collections, including my 2013 collection, Landscape with Female Figure: New & Selected Poems, 1982 - 2012, which was a Finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Award.


My poem "Wander," which appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Arts & Letters, was featured on the website Poetry Daily on Saturday, April 6, 2013. (NOTE: If you are checking after the date of the poem's appearance, you must go to the archive page of the site.)


My essay on British poet Peter Abbs appeared in the book British Writers edited by Jay Parini and published in both the US and UK by Pearson in 2013.


Look for my poems and essays about poetry in the following books: Mapping the Line: Poets on Teaching (Penyeach Press, 2013), Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry (Dos Gatos Press, 2011), The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, 2nd edition (Autumn House Press, 2011), and The Working Poet: 78 Exercises for Writing Poetry (Autumn House Press, 2009).