Continuing with the water theme from last week’s PoeMonday post, I figured I’d share my favorite water-themed poem of my own this week. This one will be featured in my next piece of art, which I’m excited about. I have an interesting idea I hope will work out the way I’m imagining it. Until then, […]


I have been tied to water for as long as I can remember. Perhaps it was being born a Pisces, or in San Diego, or the daughter of a Navy man, or maybe it’s more than that. Water is the natural element that inspires me, whether it be the ocean, or rain, or even sweat. […]


I first came across this poem at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival a couple of years ago. I would have to say that this yearly festival is my favorite way thus far to experience poetry, and it is definitely one of my favorite things about Connecticut. Imagine an historic mansion turned art gallery, rolling pastures […]


Two weeks ago on PoeMondaY, I introduced one of my mentors, but today I would like to expand that group of people who have influenced my life to include all of the teacher’s I’ve had the opportunity to study under. It is true that some teachers have more of an impact than others and that […]


Last week’s PoeMondaY poem was longer and filled with gorgeous imagery, but short poetry can be just as captivating. Today, I present one of my favorite short poems, this one by Gregory Orr. I’d love to hear your thoughts! To Be Alive To be alive: not just the carcass But the spark. That’s crudely put, […]


Look! It’s PoeMondaY again! One of the things I was most blessed with during my post-secondary education was the opportunity to have some really amazing mentors. Each of them played a significant role in teaching, inspiring, shaping, and encouraging me in my writing and in my career path. Not too long ago, I was tickled […]


I saw this link posted to the SDSU MFA Program group I’m a member of on fb and found it to be extremely relevant to my current situation. One of the things I wanted to accomplish this summer was sending my poetry back out into the world after a long hiatus in hopes of getting […]


Hello, and welcome to PoeMondaY! Ok, so I admit the title of my new weekly feature is a bit cheesy, but what can I say? I love cheese, whether it be in food, wordplay, or pun form! My hope is to share something new every Monday in the realm of poetry. These shares are things […]


Just a quick note to say I’m super excited for the opportunity to work on my website, novel, artwork and other fun stuff¬†this summer! Big changes are in progress for the website, I’m taking an online novel-writing class to help me delve¬†back into my work in progress, and I’m working on a few other things […]


  I always feel at a loss for words on this day. There is deep gratitude for the safety of the loved ones who were in the towers and surrounding area, but also gut-wrenching empathy for what they had to go through that day and every day since. There is joy every time I see […]