My fourth collection of poems, Living Quarters, is forthcoming from Manic D Press. Five years in the making, this collection relies on domestic space as an organizing principle. Its final poem, “To a Student Dying Young,” dedicated to the memory of a member of Dickinson’s Class of 2011, was in the fact the first to be written. The poems that followed – often about cooking, eating, gardening, and the procuring of food – attempt to make everyday peace with the chaotic ways life can unfold. Seasonality and sustainability – hot topics in both the food world and in higher education – are supposed to provide solace, but their comforts are not as simple as they may appear.
Sample poems from the book can be found on this site under Poems.