About my book: “Of a Mother enters the strange time-space continuum of grief that is terminal illness, exploring a mother’s death from cancer and a daughter’s ways of coping. In this linear set of poems, everyday objects like pincushions, dressing gowns, and perfumes become relics; sponge baths, cool drinks, and hand lotion become sacred offerings; the living mother and the cremation urn are superimposed, leaving the bereaved at a crossroads: how to live without a parent.”
September 29 is the official release date, but you can pre-order a copy from now through August 4th for $15.99 USD + $3.49 shipping per copy; after that, it’s $17.99 plus shipping. And buying a copy during this advance sale period helps my press run!
This Saturday, May 13, I’ll be reading at the 2023 Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in East Liberty! I’ll be in the Poetry Tent from 2:15-2:30 p.m. (free!). Full event details at pittsburghbookfestival.org.
The first couplet in my 12-couplet poem, “Nexus,” has been installed on the North Main Street Bridge in Greensburg, PA. Each month, a new couplet will go up on the bridge. It’s a privilege and a thrill to have my writing in a public art piece.
I’m featured in the Spring & Summer 2022 issue of the WMAA’s Perspectives quarterly newsletter re: my new poem, “Nexus,” coming in June 2022 for the Bridging the Gap/Analog Scroll public art project in Greensburg, PA.