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Carey Taylor’s The Lure of Impermanence

I always admire poets who paint a vivid, compelling picture of a setting or situation that seems, on its surface, to be "about" one thing-- but through the smallest inflections and details, suggests something deeper.  Carey Taylor is one of these poets, and her new collection The Lure of Impermanence is full of poems like … Continue reading Carey Taylor’s The Lure of Impermanence

First Book, First Reading

Oh, hi. It's me again. Surfacing after months of quiet here on the blog to say, I made a book, and now it's a real and beautiful object in the world, and I'm thrilled. Rupture, Light is a chapbook just published by Finishing Line Press. It's a collection touching on themes of loss, faith, and … Continue reading First Book, First Reading

When You See the Heartbeat at Coffee + Crumbs 

In early June, my essay about waiting to miscarry appeared on Coffee + Crumbs. "When You See The Heartbeat" is a short essay describing the two weeks between an unpromising first ultrasound just before Christmas, when the heartbeat was detectable but weak, and a second scan after the new year. Writing this essay helped me … Continue reading When You See the Heartbeat at Coffee + Crumbs 

Creative Lives: In Conversation with Julie L. Moore at Ruminate Magazine

Last fall, I received the enormous gift of an extended conversation with poet Julie L. Moore, facilitated by Ruminate Magazine. Here is Part 1 of the series "Creative Lives," a slightly edited version of our email exchange in which we discuss the highs and lows of pursuing a life in poetry. In Part 2, we discuss writing … Continue reading Creative Lives: In Conversation with Julie L. Moore at Ruminate Magazine

On Creativity, Marriage, and Parenting on Coffee + Crumbs

  I'm delighted to share my essay "Through," published this month on Coffee + Crumbs. This essay is about how becoming a parent transformed my relationships-- to my husband and to my creative work. Coffee + Crumbs has been a lifeline in these early years of parenting. I've looked forward to each new essay appearing on this collaborative … Continue reading On Creativity, Marriage, and Parenting on Coffee + Crumbs