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EDUCATION

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

      Master of Fine Arts, Poetry

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

      Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Theatre Arts

 AWARDS


Connecticut Audubon Society's Edwin Way Teale Writer-in-Residence at Trail Wood, summer, 2020

Honorable Mention: Vireo, The Wayfarer Poetry Prize, Homebound Publications (May, 2014)

Semifinalist: Vireo, Crab Orchard Review Series in Poetry (March, 2014)

Finalist: Vireo, Fairfield Book Prize, New Rivers Press (May, 2013)

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

Kindness in Winter (Poems), Kelsay Books, May, 2021

Night Snow (Poems), Kelsay Books: Aldrich Press, 2017

Vireo (Poems), Kelsay Books: White Violet Press, February, 2015


REVIEWS


Quill and Parchment, review of Kindness in Winter  by editor Michael Escoubas, August 2021:

http://quillandparchment.com/archives/August2021/book3.html

Review reprinted in Highland Park Poetry, September, 2021:

http://www.highlandparkpoetry.org


 

LITERARY JOURNALS (POETRY):


2022


Quill and Parchment, Sharmagne Leland-St. John, Editor-in-Chief, and Michael Escoubas, Editor: Featured Poet, January, 2022:

          "Kindness in Winter," "Winter Boughs," "Night Snow," "Winter Moment at a Vermont Inn"

Your Daily Poem, Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, Editor: "White Cherry Blossoms in April, New England"  (April, 2022)

Quill and Parchment, Sharmagne Leland-St. John, Editor-in-Chief, and Michael Escoubas, Editor: "Two Does in Snow," 

            November, 2022


2021


Quill and Parchment, forthcoming, December, 2021, Sharmagne Leland-St. John, Editor in Chief, and Michael Escoubas, Editor: "Goodnight"

The Orchards Poetry Journal, forthcoming (December, 2021), Karen Kelsay, Editor: "Snowless Christmas, 2012," "During Stillness"

Quill and Parchment, September, Sharmagne Leland-St. John, Editor in Chief, and Michael Escoubas, Editor: "Geese"

ONE ART, August 5, Mark Danowsky, Editor: "Geese"

The Orchards Poetry Journal, Summer, Karen Kelsay, Editor: "Emily Dickinson's Amherst, Main Street"

Quill and Parchment, July, Sharmagne Leland-St. John, Editor-in-Chief, and Michael Escoubas, Editor: "Tōmyōdai: The Early Lighthouses"

Your Daily Poem, Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, Editor: "During Stillness, " Robin"

Hawk and Whippoorwill, December, Cory Willingham, Zachary Bos, Editors: "Kindness in Winter"

The Orchards Poetry Journal, Winter, Karen Kelsay, Editor: "Saying Goodbye"

ONE ART , Mark Danowsky, Editor: "David's Art," "North and South," "David's Garden"

Blue Unicorn, April,  John Hart and Ruth G. Iodice, Editors: "Blue"

An Amaranthine Summer: Poems and Stories, Shane Warren and Ryan Wasser, Editors: "Saying Goodbye," "My Father's Eighty-Fifth Birthday," "My New Gladness"

HOOT , Janie Cannarella, Editor: "Poet's Garden"

The Sunlight Press, Rudri Patel & Beth Burrell, Editors: "Wild Phlox," "Japanese Brush Painting"


2020 and Earlier


The Orchards Poetry Journal (June, 2020), Karen Kelsay, Editor: "Steepltop Museum, for Edna St. Vincent Millay"


Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women (March, 2020), Kim Bridgford, Editor: "The Visit," and "Dry Spell"


The Orchards  Poetry Journal (December, 2019), Karen Kelsay and Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas, Editors: "Old Age"


The Orchards Poetry Journal (Winter, 2018), Karen Kelsay and Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas, Editors:

"Wonder," and "The Bear"

Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women (Summer, 2018), Kim Bridgford, Editor: "The Deer," "Two Does in Snow"


The Fourth River (Tributaries)-(summer, 2017 and March, 2019), Sheila Squillante, Editor: "Peony"


National Issue of Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine (fall, 2017), Ken Weisner, Editor: “Study in White and Yellow"

The Orchards Poetry Journal  (spring, 2017), Karen Kelsay and Jeff Holt, Editors: “Robin," and “Night Snow"

Grey Sparrow Journal (winter, 2017), Diane Smith, Editor: “Winter Moment at a Vermont Inn"

Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women (winter, 2017), Kim Bridgford, Editor: “A Poem's in a Blade of Grass," “Winter Boughs," and “A Visit to Fort Juniper"

The Orchards Poetry Journal (August, 2016), Karen Kelsay, Editor: “Birdwatching," and “Vireo."

Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women (June, 2016), Kim Bridgford, Editor: “Florist During Loss," and “Prayer During Rain"

Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women (June, 2015), Kim Bridgford, Editor: “Emily Dickinson's Main Street, Amherst,” “During Stillness,” “Left"

Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women (June, 2014), Kim Bridgford, Editor: “Emily,” “Cardinal"

The Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature (March, 2014), Homebound Publications, Leslie M. Browning, Editor:

“My Father’s Eighty-Fifth Birthday,” “The Naturalist,” “A Preponderance in Spring"

The Centennial Review (1988), Linda Wagner-Martin, Editor:

“Letter to My Father: On a Photograph"

Plains Poetry Journal (January, 1989), Jane Greer, Editor:

“Child’s Room"

The Old Red Kimono (Spring, 1987), Bobby Poole, Editor:“Child’s Song"

The Small Pond Magazine of Literature (1984), Napoleon St. Cyr, Editor:

“Avoir l’Apprenti dans le Soleil"

 Nonfiction:


“Wings and Windows: My Letter to Amy Lowell,” Poetry Foundation: Harriet Blog (poet Annie Finch discusses my paper): Wings and Windows , April, 2012.



INTERESTS AND STUDIES (MOST RECENT)

-Poets, Biographies, and Letters


Robert Francis.

The Romantics: Blake, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Clare.

Emily Dickinson.

Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Edna St. Vincent Millay. Sara Teasdale.

Amy Lowell.

Theodore Roethke.