Poet. Writer. Earthling.

May/June 2024


Summer began in earnest in May this year with a warm and early Memorial Day weekend. I kicked it off with a trip to Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester with my husband, daughter, and ocean-loving grandkids. The next day followed with an afternoon of good food, wine, and catching up with a friend at Nashoba Valley Winery, and after that, a cookout with family. June promises more reunions, birthday celebrations, and a couple of road trips. 


Happily, the last several weeks have also been infused with poetry. I attended readings by Heather Tresseler, Luke Adams, Fanny Howe, Suzanne Mercury, Timothy Gager, and Martha Collins at storied venues such as the Blacksmith House, the Old Manse, and the Gloucester Writers Center. 


As for my own writing, I’m delighted that a couple of new poems inspired by Edvard Munch’s artwork were published recently.  “The Storm” is up at Slant, and “Woman by the Sea in Asgardstrand” is up at Stoneboat. If you are interested in seeing the artwork, I posted copies on my Facebook page on May 16 (The Storm) and May 23 (Woman by the Sea). Enjoy!

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