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ABOUT

OFFICIAL BIO

I grew up in a small town on the Susquehanna River in the anthracite coal-mining region of northeastern Pennsylvania. I have been a scribbler since elementary school; in fifth grade, my essay “Our Friend the Moon” won second place in the Junior Project Competition sponsored by the Educational ABCs of Industry in Niagara Falls, NY.

Words have followed me around ever since. From the high school literary magazine to poetry at Oberlin College and, later, at Cornell University, where I tried my hand at short stories in the freshman seminar I was required to take even though I was a 24-year old junior with a three-year old son. From there, it was short leap to graduate school at SUNY/Binghamton where I received my M.A. in English/Creative Writing in 1994.

I spent twenty years in Ithaca, New York, working and raising a son, before moving to western Oregon in 1998 with my husband and cats. In 2007, after nine years of living and writing among the tall trees in a house on thirteen acres in the foothills of the Coast Range, the border street between the Concordia and Woodlawn neighborhoods in the city of Portland, Oregon became our new home.

ABOUT MY WRITING

ALTER EGOS

blogs

Apostrophe

Stream of Consciousness

sites

Academy of American Poets

Art on Alberta

 

ATC Quarterly

 

Attic Writers Workshop

Paris Review Interviews

PEN American Writers

 

Poetry Daily

 

Poetry Foundation

Poets & Writers

Portland Arts & Lectures

Powells Books

The Writer’s Almanac

Writers' Dojo

Writers on the Net

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Credits

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