“Downtown Walking” appeared in Cincinnati Walking Sonnet Project and Cincinnati Poetry Month Daily.

“Prayer” and “Ode to a Wind Chime” appeared in “For a Better World” 2017 edited by Saad Ghosn.

“The Misery of Parenthood” forthcoming in Literary Mama.

“Garment” forthcoming in Mom Egg Review.


Participants’ Reading – 32nd Annual Summer Program at Antioch Writers’ Workshop at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH on July 13, 2017.

Cincinnati Poetry Month Daily Project Reading – People’s Liberty, Cincinnati, OH on April 26, 2017.

Draft to Craft Workshop Reading – Joseph Beth Booksellers, Crestview Hills, KY on April 19, 2017.

Practice of Poetry Reading – Lydia’s on Ludlow,  Cincinnati, OH on April 14, 2016.

Courses and Apprenticeships undertaken in Creative Writing:

AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship Program: Mentee in the Fall 2017 session, working with the poet Shikha Malaviya

Stanford Continuing Studies:

  • Winter 2016-2017 CNF 23 W Mastering the Personal Essay with the Masters
  • Spring 2015-2016 POET 24 W The Apprenticeship: Taking Inspiration from Ten Masterpiece Poems
  • Winter 2015-2016 POET 186 W Poetry Writing: Finding a Form
  • Winter 2014-2015 POET 124 W The Poet’s Craft

Fall 2017, Spring 2017: From Draft to Craft workshop series led by Pauletta Hansel at Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY

Fall 2016, Spring 2016 and Fall 2015: The Practice of Poetry workshop series with Pauletta Hansel, Cincinnati, OH

June-July 2015: Poetry Matters: An Intensive Series on the Art & Craft of Poetry with Pauletta Hansel, Cincinnati, OH

Writing Workshops and Conferences attended:

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference (Workshop with Rick Barot) : August 16-26, 2017 at the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College, Ripton, VT

Writing Like An Immigrant: August 5, 2017 facilitated by Katerina Stoykova at Women Writing for (a) Change, Cincinnati, OH

32nd Annual Summer Program at Antioch Writers’ Workshop: July 8-14, 2017 at University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

Workshop with Author/Illustrator Lindsay Ward: June 17, 2017 at Upper Arlington Public Library, Columbus, OH

Erma Bombeck Memoir Writing Workshop: May 20, 2017 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH

Reading & Writing Contemporary American Poetry Workshop: February 18, 2017 by Dos Madres Press at Xavier University, OH

Writing the Region-A Creative Writing Workshop: January 28, 2017 by Dos Madres Press at Thomas More College, KY

Community of Creative Writers Retreats: November 2016, May 2016 and November, 2015–Creative Writing Vision Program at Thomas More College, KY

Cincinnati Walking Sonnet Writing Workshop: October 29, 2016 at The Mercantile Library, OH

Taking Yourself by Surprise: A Writing Workshop: May 14, 2016, led by George Ella Lyon at Women Writing for (a) Change, Cincinnati, OH

Lit in Color Write-a-Thon: March 30, 2016 by The ‘Great’ Indian Poetry Collective and KAYA Press at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

AWP 2016: March 30-April 2, 2016, Los Angeles, CA

Making or Breaking Your Poems: Form, Lineation, and Other Exquisite Details: April 25, 2015 facilitated by Katerina Stoykova at Women Writing for (a) Change, Cincinnati, OH