Philly Poetry Day is a great resource to keep track of the events occurring to celebrate poetry in America’s fifth largest city on April 12th!


I’ll be participating in the following, with wonderful writer Hila Ratzabi.


3:00 PM Hila Ratzabi, Sonia Petruse, Shevaun Brannigan, Effie Kong, Mabel Lee, Davon Loeb, Rachel Urbano, Anne-Adele Wight On the lawn near the Fairmount Water Works gazebo 640 Waterworks Drive Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130 Philadelphia, PA Fairmount DERAILED: An Eco-Poetry Reading on the Schuylkill. In tribute to this large body of water, the main artery of Philadelphia, which just barely survived devastation during the January 20th oil train derailment, local poets will come together on April 12th, Philly Poetry Day, to read environmentally themed poetry. We will honor this river running through us, and raise awareness of how our actions affect our habitats. Event is free and open to all. Meet at 3pm on the lawn near the Fairmount Water Works gazebo. Hosted by Hila Ratzabi & Sonia Petruse.

Why hello there!

I have neglected this, haven’t I?


I’ve added some new links to poems that are coming out or have, in such journals as Free State Review, Court Green, and Four Chambers Press. I’ve been terrible about submitting, but am so pleased that poems found homes in the previously listed journals, despite that fact.


One of the editors of Free State Review, Barrett Warner, pictured below with myself, is having a birthday tomorrow! I’m sure he would love it if, as a gift, you submitted your finest works to his journal.




I have a poetry reading myself coming up, on April 13th. Facebook information about it is here, but, in brief, it is located at Yell Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, and I have been reassured by facebook that there will be muffins there. Reading is from 2-4 PM. I would love to see some new or familiar faces!