national poetry month, poetry, Prompts, social media

Happy National Poetry Month!

Happy national poetry month!

I’m doing a list of prompts for this month, posting once a day!

Here’s the list of prompts if you want to join me:

1. Poetry Collection
2. Children’s poem
3. Outdoor inspiration
4. Poetry family
5. Workshopping
6. Blackout Poem
7. Stellar inspiration
8. Favorite poet right now
9. Work in Progress
10. Animal inspiration
11. Everyday poetry
12. Haiku
13. Spooky poem
14. TBR pile
15. Field guide poem
16. Notebook
17. Favorite poem right now
18. Oldies
19. Miniature inspiration
20. Water
21. Published poem
22. Collage
23. Annotated poem
24. Hybrid
25. Favorite word right now
26. Ekphrastic
27. Poem in your pocket
28. Inspiring Quote
29. Sonnet
30. Onward

Academy of American Poets National Poetry Month 2023 poster, featuring excerpt from Ada Limon’s poetry.
social media, thoughts

The New Year

The new year brings hope for what we can accomplish. Resolutions are our way of acting on that hope. As a new mother, my writing life has been “back-burnered” for quite a while. However, I finally feel able to tackle my stack of to-be-read books and to-be-written poems.

Thankfully this semester I am teaching an advanced fiction class, and my conversations with the students are inspiring. While fiction isn’t my first-choice medium, I find myself inspired by their own ideas and works to tackle my insecurities about writing. The latest conversation about imposter syndrome and “writing what you know” was incredibly fruitful for us and we came back to what makes writing so important: the universality of human emotions. I think that’s where I am with writing too–how can I bring that universal joy, sorrow, light into my work.

Part of my new years resolutions also involve self-care and stepping away from social media. I still have a private IG account, but I have removed myself from other spheres and chosen to have this website as my primary place to share the good poetry news.

I hope that you’ll keep up with me here.

Happy writing.

Accolades, Readings, social media

The Landscape Nerd Podcast Feature

Hello all! So happy to announce that I’m featured in the newest episode of The Landscape Nerd Podcast! The episode is called Interdisciplinary: Poetry and Landscape.

Host Maci Nelson is a dear friend and I was honored to join her feature on interdisciplinary work, particularly the intersection between poetry and landscape.

You can find the latest episode and all of her wonderful content at or on Instagram @thelandscapenerd !

Accolades, social media

Literary Artist of the Month

I’m happy to announce that Heights Arts has named me Artist of the Month: Literary for August 2020! Heights Arts is an organization I’ve worked with in the past located in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. This organization offers programming for the community that focuses on the arts and works to bring local literature, music, and art to the Northeast Ohio community.

I am happy to represent Heights Arts and their programming, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

You can find the announcement on Heights Arts’ website here!

In honor of this title, I am getting a reprinting of my chapbook, SPACE SPECTACULAR, and copies will be for sale as soon as they arrive. Stay tuned!