Home Is Where Every Story StartsI am managing editor and poetry editor of the quarterly Academic Questions. I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English, where I studied American poetry, French literature, and Latin. Currently, I am pursuing a MFA in poetry with a focus on versecraft at Western State Colorado University, and have a small (but growing) number of poems published in a variety of print and online journals and a volume of children’s verse on marine life in acquisitions—fingers crossed!

My favorite poem is “Musée des Beaux Arts,” by W.H. Auden.

I like to write in the spaces where homely life and unbound imagination intersect. To honor the household gods and keep the muse—a hungry she-wolf—fed!

Here are a few poems:

The Kitchen Table

My view is round: bruised apples in a bowl
upon a strong oak table without corners.
A cardinal fills the window with his red,
pulsing beside the white refrigerator,
reminding me of all that came before:
Word and world begetting lines of words.
What more, really, does a poet need?

More Poems

Sidewalk Chalk Philosophy

Some colored chalks,
A bright pink grin—
What draws you out?
What fills you in?

More Children’s Poems