I am an MFA candidate at Bennington's Writing Seminars with a background teaching languages and singing classical liturgical music. An optimist with a mammoth memory for minutiae, I did not find my writing voice until developing vocal health problems in midlife, publishing since then over 100 poems, essays, and stories inspired by the music of languages, spirituality, travel, and a gentle feminism that is the whack-a-mole of my musings.

I have appeared on Maryland Public Radio, Delmarva Public Radio, WRNR West Virginia, and as keynote speaker at the Poetry Matters Celebration in Augusta, Georgia discussing my chapbook World Class: Poems Inspired by the ESL Classroom (Apprentice House, 2014), based on my experiences teaching English to immigrants at Anne Arundel Community College, and have published domestically and abroad in such journals as The Delmarva Review, Kestrel, and Angle. In addition to a memoir and novel in the works, my theater reviews and articles appear regularly in The Bay Weekly

Growing up with one foot in New Hampshire and the other in Maine, I have always lived on the water -moving since then to the west coast,Lake Neuchatel in Switzerland, and the Chesapeake Bay. I am a graduate of Bates College, Southern Connecticut State University.