HSA Haibun Award 2019


Humbled to have received an Honorable Mention in the Haiku Society of America’s Best Unpublished Haibun Award 2019



Water fades to cool on my neck as I wash away last night, last year, the last ten years. Turning off the faucet, I see the tattoo I’ve forgotten and remember there are places that will never come clean.

I tell her
to pray it away


Leftover Ribbon Now Available


It’s finally here! My first chapbook, Leftover Ribbon, is now available for purchase.

These poems tell my story of becoming and being a mother with the moments of beauty and sorrow it has brought, from birth trauma to bipolar disorder to potty training and sex after kids. It took a year and half for this book to see the light of day and I am ever grateful to Velvet Dusk Publishing for making it a reality. I hope you check it out and enjoy!