Pittsburgh Poetry Houses

I’m always intrigued and inspired by people who think outside the box in terms of how to distribute poetry to a larger audience, so I was really excited when I learned about the Pittsburgh Poetry Houses project.

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. One of my favorite places in Pittsburgh.


My family moved to Erie, PA when I was about eight years old, and when I graduated from high school, I attended Allegheny College, which is a mere 45 minutes down the road in Meadville, PA. My husband is from the South Hills and I my sister currently lives on the South side of Pittsburgh, so we visit the city several times a year.

This is all to say that I was thrilled to receive notification that one of my poems (a 30/30 poem no less!) was accepted for publication through this fantastic project. More details to come soon, but what a great way to kick of 2016.

Bread & Beauty

My poem, “Toad,” is up this week at Bread & Beauty. This press describes itself as the “Indiana Jones of small publishers,” and I think that’s pretty awesome. They publish online content as well as a print journal and they were a dream to work with during the publication process. A special thank you to Allison & Carly for your professionalism and enthusiasm.

Bread & Beauty is still open for submissions, so to all my writer friends, please submit!


I’m pleased to share issue #10 of Glassworks Magazine, which features my poem “Forsythia” among many other great pieces. It’s a beautiful publication and I love the photograph, Meditating Horse by Toni Bennett, that appears opposite my poem. I also appreciate the streamlined design of the online content and the feature “Looking Glass” where author’s are asked to reflect on their own pieces. I always think it is interesting to get a glimpse into an author’s writing process and I think it’s a great idea to include that kind of content alongside the writing itself.

Autumn 2014 Showcase @ The Zen Space

I have15779_10152688664465791_71964358739821850_n excellent friends. I have excellent friends who are also talented writers. I have excellent friends who are talented writers and generous souls. One of my generous, talented friends, Sam Snoek-Brown, author of Hagridden, was kind enough to include me in an submission call for Zen Space’s 2014 Autumn Showcase and today three of my poems went live. They are among excellent company, including my friend and talented poet, Natalie Giarrantano. I blogged about Natalie’s debut poetry collection, Leaving Clean, earlier this year.

Check out the showcase & The Zen Space here.

Happy October!