I’ve been writing poetry since the fall of 1989, having taken it up right after I figured out I’d never be a singer. While my first experiments with verse were exceptional in their mediocrity, I eventually earned my MFA from Lesley University's low-residency program in 2017.

In addition to writing and publishing my own poetry, I serve as the Associate Editor of the Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative verse that sings. I’m also on the editorial board of Anthropoid: The Collective, and I contribute regular book reviews to the Lily Poetry Review.

Closer to home, I’m a member of the steering committee for the Amherst Poetry Festival, held each September at the Emily Dickinson Museum.

I live and write in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, in a small city tucked between forest and farmland and rife with used bookstores, cafes, and live music venues. I share my house with Little Fritz, a Miniature Schnauzer, who keeps me consistently amused and perplexed.