391657_4465764689554_1063759849_nI am the author of three chapbooks of poetry, A Woman Traces the Shoreline (Dancing Girl Press, 2011), Women Who Pawn Their Jewelry (Finishing Line Press, 2012), and In This Dream of My Father (Seven Kitchens, 2014).

My first full-length collection of poems, BEAUTIFUL NERVE, is due out with Tiny Hardcore Press in 2014.

My memoir, Full to Bursting: A Foodie’s Daughter Mourns, Cooks, Writes & Becomes, is currently seeking a publisher.

I’ve published work widely in print and online journals like Brevity, The Rumpus, No Tell Motel, quarrtsiluni, MiPoesias, Phoebe, Cream City Review, TYPO, Quarterly West, Literary MamaGlamour Magazine and elsewhere I’ve been the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and nominations for the Pushcart Prize, Best American Essays, Dzanc’s Best of the Web and Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net anthologies.

I currently serve as editor-in-chief of The Fourth River Literary Journal, and associate editor in charge of the blog at PANK.

I work at Chatham University, in Pittsburgh, where I serve as associate director of the MFA program in creative writing and assistant professor of English.


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