The Acoustic Property of Ancient Peoples, Finishing Line Press

Washington Independent Review of Books (Grace Cavalieri) review of The Acoustic Property of Ancient Peoples

Individual Published Poems

K’in Literary Journal, 2019

    • Distant News of a Massacre


The Blue Nib, 2019

    • In Search of Blue


The Syzygy Poetry Journal, 2015

    • Theory of Air
    • Biophony
    • Water Lilly at the Edge of a Dream
    • The Unspeakable Sense of Connection
    • The Acoustic Property of Ancient People


The Broadkill Review 9(1)

    • Boneseed Lilac


    • White Father

Life in Me Like Grass on Fire: Love Poems, Maryland Writers Anthology

    • Attentive Heart

Northern Virginia Review 26, Northern Virginia Community College

    • Fractal Activity

Arlington County Arts, MOVING WORDS

    • To a Jewel, Runner-up

Dominion Review (8), Old Dominion University

    • Carbon

Folio (Winter), The American University

    • Artifacts

Lip Service Magazine (3), Washington DC

    • Visiting Mother’s Room

The Review (17:2), The College of William and Mary

    • A Dream Deferred

Inscape (XII), Morehead State University

    • Losing It
Poetry Talks

UPCOMING: 2020 Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA) Conference

Bronco Poetics: How to ride line breaks deeper into the creative process

Have you ever wanted your poems to push you outside of your comfort zone to become something different – different from your past work, different rhythms and voice that you didn’t know you had inside? This workshop will focus on strategies using line breaks to push you into the deeper rhythmic structures of your poem-in-progress, creating space for different voices to emerge.

The Bay to Ocean Writers’ Conference

Mining the World of Science for Ideas and Language to Expand Your Poetry

Much like ekphrasis, which uses visual art as a jump off point, science articles offer both unique phenomena and highly specific vocabulary to plumb to build the scaffolding of poetry.  And the substructure of ideas provides space for more esoteric, even spiritual explorations that link questions about grand design with the granularity of a narrator’s voice.  During the 60 minutes, the speaker will deconstruct two poems, highlight the challenges faced, and the opportunities found in this process. A hands-on exercise will immerse the audience during the final 20 minutes, working first with a partner, and having audience members share their results.

Online Poetry Content

30 Habits of Highly Effective Poets #16: Michael Tims on the Scientific Method

Archived Blog: Hyattstown Millstone

Art Exhibit Curator

Deep Listening: An exhibition about text and context. (2016) Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD

This is an exhibition about text and context – words, language, documents and scripted speech. It explores the moment when text becomes more than a collection of letters, or phrases or simple meaning. When we experience text as story, we hear a primitive call to connect to the voice behind the words. Deep Listening in the writer and reader conjures something into life, something between us that joins everyone momentarily. Will we know it when it happens?

Imagine twin-tuning forks, each calibrated to different frequencies. The first, a writer, responds to the energy of the ether, the sound created a story. A second tuning fork, the readers, operates on a lower frequency and picks up the vibrational impulse from the writer and resonates differently. The story now belongs to them and the telling happens in a space we call Deep Listening.