“Garment” published in Mom Egg Review 16 – Mothers Work Mothers Play, April 2018.

“The Misery of Parenthood” published in Literary Mama, April 2018.

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

“Downtown Walking” appeared in Cincinnati Walking Sonnet Project (January 2017) and Cincinnati Poetry Month Daily (April 26, 2017).


Art for Peace & Justice – Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati, OH on March 22, 2018.

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 and Literature:

Poetry in America: From the Civil War through Modernism: Spring Term 2018, offered by the Harvard Extension School in partnership with the Poetry in America initiative.

Reading Like a Writer (8-Class Series): Spring 2018, offered at Women Writing for (a) Change, facilitated by Tina Neyer and Annette Januzzi Wick.

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

Stanford Continuing Studies:

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

Spring 2018, 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

Conferences attended:

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

32nd Annual Summer Program at Antioch Writers’ Workshop (Workshop with Julie L. Moore and critique with Kathy Fagan): July 8-14, 2017 at University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

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

Writing Workshops and Masterclasses attended:

Writing the Body Workshop: Instructor–Kamal E. Kimball, April 10, 2018, Cincinnati, OH

Masterclass, “Poetry’s Origins in Play”: Amit Majmudar, 2017-2018 Elliston Poet-in-Residence, Department of English & Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati, January 30, 2018

It’s Better To Speak – Chase Public Writing Workshop: Instructor–Kamal E. Kimball
Manifesta: An exploration of feminist poetry, January 24, 2018, Cincinnati, OH

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

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