Poems

Honors:

That Dark Center (manuscript) | Finalist, Slapering Hol Chapbook Prize, 2021

“Time-Lapse Photo” | Honorable Mention, Southwest Review Morton Marr Poetry Prize, 2015

“My Father Is a Pianist” | Finalist, Bethesda Urban Partnership Contest, 2013

“Watching Bernstein’s Mass Without You” | Finalist, Southwest Review Morton Marr Poetry Prize, 2012

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Publications:

“Malach HaMavet” + “Egg, Seed, Pupa, Spore” + “Labor” | Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Issue 22.1, Jan 2021

“Soul Bone” + “Desert” + “Moonrise over Hernandez” | spoKe, Issue 6, 2019

“Fairy Tale with No Known Provenance” | MidAmerican Review, Vol. 38, no. 1, 2017

“Augury” | Cimarron Review, Issues 199, 200, 201 (50th Anniversary Issue), 2017

“That Dark Center” | Baltimore Review, Fall 2016

“Gloves”Strange Horizons, May 2016

“Unto the Third and Fourth Generations” | Salamander, Issue 43, 2015

“Incubation” | Carve Magazine, Summer 2015

“Grace” + “The Optimism of Breakfast” | Little Patuxent Review, Winter 2015

“Awakening”Prairie Schooner, Vol. 88, no. 3, Fall 2014

“Mallet, Chisel” | Stone Voices, Summer 2014

“Past Lives”Hunger Mountain, Sept 2014

“Le Violon d’Ingres” | Measure, Vol. 7, no. 2, March 2013

“Watching Bernstein’s Mass Without You” | Little Patuxent Review, Summer 2013 (launch reading video)

“Losing Faith”Terrain, Issue 31, Jan 2013

“Mallet, Chisel” + “Reckoning” + “Quilting” + “Losing Faith” + other poems | Takoma Park Reading Series video, October 2012

“Duet” | Literary Gazette (Narrowsburg, NY), 2012

“Love Poem” + “Prayer without Flowers” | The Poetry of Yoga Vol. 1, 2011

“Reckoning” + “Quilting” + “My Father Is a Sculptor” | Innisfree Poetry Journal, Issue 11, Fall 2010

“Lost Poem” | 32 Poems, Issue 7.2, Fall/Winter 2009

“Prismatics” | Iron Horse Literary Review, Issue 11.1, 2009

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Collaborations & multimedia:

Gallery of Light & Letters | a poem cycle in collaboration with documentary filmmaker & photographer Ali Scattergood, 2014

“Selene” | a soprano song cycle of 6 poems retelling the myth of Endymion, set to music by Gregory Borodulin, premiered at Goucher College, 2015

“Fairytales & Letters” | a soprano song cycle of an 11-part poem, set to music by Colin Read, premiered at Peabody Conservatory, 2011; recorded by Danielle Buonaiuto on the album Songs of Innocence and Experience

2 thoughts on “Poems

  1. Virginia’s sister Bobbie has just shared your poem “Taking Account” with me. Tears flowed. Thank you for a remembrance of a mentor I loved.

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