I have signed a contract with Regal House Publishing, which called my novel Save the Village “utterly engaging and beautifully written.”
My husband Jonathan and I did our first cabaret-hosting gig at Groovin’ on a Sunday, the long-running monthly cabaret/variety show in February. The show included premieres of three of my Jacques Brel translations. Video soon to come.
Five more of my 65 Brel translations along with an essay about the process appear in the October 2019 issue of Cagibi journal, created and edited by my Writers Studio friends and colleagues Sylvie Bertrand and Christopher Shade. Five others are up at the Brooklyn Rail InTranslation website
I’ll be reading and talking at a Dixon Place networking event, Friday March 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Dixon Place cocktail lounge, 161A Chrystie Street between Delancey and Rivington. Not only is the event free, light snacks and a $2-off drink voucher will be available.
Watch my husband and me doing a poem-song pairing at the July 2019 Groovin’ on a Sunday cabaret show.
Listen to me reading my 2019 Pushcart Prize-nominated personal essay “Big Breaks” in Cagibi.
Here is video of me reading from my novel manuscript at the Writers Studio 30th Anniversary Reading at the Strand (May 2017).
Click here to order my chapbook Victory Boulevard, published in 2018 by Finishing Line Press. And here I talk at length with the editor of The Chapbook Review about the creation and marketing of the book.
In spring 2018 I won the Best Column award in New York Press Association’s prestigious Better Newspaper Contest. Details here. My work has also placed in eight recent literary contests, three at Glimmer Train literary magazine. I was one of four finalists for the 2015 Robert and Adele Schiff Award for fiction, one of two finalists for the 2016 Bass River Press Poetry Competition, and a semifinalist in the 2016 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. I am also a two-time winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize.
Click here to read my poem “Proper Pairs” in the September 2017 issue of Literary Mama.
The Society of Classical Poets chose my poem “New York Villanelle” for their homepage.
I have a story in The Writers Studio at 30, a 500-page anthology of fiction and poetry by teachers, students and some celebrated friends of the school, including Jennifer Egan, Matthew Klam and Edward Hirsch. Order a copy here.