Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mi, Bachelor of Arts in English: Journalism, Date of Conferral:  April 5, 1992.

National University, San Diego, CA, Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Date of Conferral:  April 19, 2009

National University, San Diego, Ca, Masters of Arts in English, Date of Conferral: Jan 15, 2012

Published Translations:

Pirene's Fountain--Three Winter Wrens and the Ume Tree--original work translated into Romanji.

Published Poetry:

The GNU Journal--South African Sestina, February 22nd, Sunday at 29, Essay on Grace--Fall/Winter, 2008

Word Catalyst Magazine--Reaped Field, Thoughts that Cross my Mind Opening Night, Still Born--Sept, 2008

Della Donna Webzine--Joyeaux Noel, December, 2008

The Shine Journal--Upon Seeing an Old Beau, Nuns, The Sculptor, Joyeaux Noel-- October, 2008 and January 2009

Birdseye ReView--Manifesto, Thanksgiving Eve, Aunt Judy, Thanksgiving 2006--Winter 2009

Orange Room Review--Ringing, Flower Girl, Antithesis, Watches--2008-2009

Pirene's Fountain--A Visit With Wallace Stevens, Ghazal of the Night--Oct, 2008

Toronto Quarterly--Miner's, Cepheid Variable--December, 2008

                                   Book of Words--Sept, 2009

Lit Up Magazine--Upon Witnessing Love--December, 2008

Pirene's Fountain--Ganymede, Elegy Wrapped in an Etude--May 2009

Opium Poetry 2.0--Birthday Girl, French Quarter Tryst--March, 2009

The Free Poet-- Diwali

Luciole Press--Diwali, Aria for a Formal Living Room, Crocuses for James--Fall 2009

The American Mythville Literary Review Vol 2-- House Plans, The Red Kerchief: A Portrait of Mrs. Monet, Bareback, Paint by Numbers--May 2009

Speakeasy--Blood & Diamonds, Summer With Mary--2009

Mad Swirl--Crying Out to Walt Whitman in a Suburban Yard, Adagio for a Would-Be Love, Letter to Phyllis--June, 2009

The Neglected Ratio--A Poem After Li Po, Afterbirth, Summoning Leaves of Grass--July, 2009

Hanging Moss Journal--Haiku, Is the Wind a Tiger in the Trees?--April 2010

Ambassador Poetry--Upon Observing Virgin and Child on the Crescent Moon (c. 1480) at the DIA, Cranbrook, A Light on Seven Mile--Sept. 2009

Troubadour 21-Winter Constellations, Russian Tearoom--August 2009

*Mnemosyne*--Backyard Kingdoms, Chasing Lou Hoover, Bat's Love Song to the Moon, il piu nell' uno, Paper Dragons--Sept. 2009

The Smoking Poet--The Bamboo Flowers--Sept, 2009

Four Branches Press--Three Crows in Snow--Spring 2010

Stirring--Mermaids in a Band Aid Box--Sept, 2009

Leaf Garden--Song for the Patient in the Next Bed--Nov. 2009

Tonapah Review--Letter, Recalling Life Through the Eye of the Needle--Jan, 2010

Deep Cleveland Junk Mail Oracle--Revelation After Stopping the Car for Partridges--October 26, 2009

Moonset--Yoshitoshi's Spirit of the Komachi Cherry Tree--Spring, 2010

Victorian Violet Press--Matryoshka and The Starling--July 2010

Flutter Poetry Journal-- Crowns of Forsythia-- May 2010

Crisis Chronicles Online Library--Ode to Bats, An Ode to High Fidelity as I Look Back on my Life During an April Rainstorm, Elegy For a Lost Notebook--May, 2010

Pirene's Fountain--Under the Acacia Tree--October, 2010.

Girls With Insurance--Comparing DNA With an Alter Ego, Brady Street, Little Buddhas, Dancing inside Tornadoes--July 4, 2010

Up the Staircase--In Akhmatova's Shadow, Quasida for Hibiscus, Against the Midnight, Ode to a Pablo Neruda Nude--Featured Writer--Summer 2010

Ink, Sweat & Tears--two haiku

The Orange Room Review--Sewing Lessons--December, 2010

Published Journalism:

WORDsd- article/interview with Frank Montesonti--Sept 22,2008

Article for the Oakland Press--July 5, 2009

Article for the Oakland Press--July 26, 2009

Feature for the Oakland Press--Aug., 2, 2009

Feature for the Oakland Press--Sept. 20, 2009

Feature for the Oakland Press--October 7, 2009

Feature for the Marquee--October 23, 2009

Published Fiction:

Blazed--The GNU Journal Spring/Summer, 2009

Issa's Spider--The Smoking Poet--Winter, 2010

The Birthplace of Stars--Troubadour 21--December, 2009

Red and Gold Sparks--The Medulla Review--Spring, 2010

Ten Winter Wrens and the Ume Tree--Pirene's Fountain--Spring, 2011

The Five Bats--Shine Journal--July, 2010

Published Creative Non Fiction:

Essay on Grace--The GNU Journal, Fall/Winter 2008

Poems published in anthologies:

The World According to Goldfish--Sight Vol 2-( Anthology) -Pink in Croatian--Gold Fish Press, 2009

lilith.(Anthology)--Song for Lilith, Ode to a Pablo Neruda Nude, The Center of Earth Under Apple Trees, An Experiment with Forbidden Love as Locusts--Fortunate Childe Publications, 2009

Postcards from Eve (Anthology)--Neorealism on the Streets of Birmingham, Moving Pictures, Desir, Under the Acacia Tree, Wild Horses, Ten Thousand Hollows--Fortunate Childe Publications, 2010

From the Porch Swing (Anthology)--Quilts, Lodgia--Silver Boomer Books, 2010

Published Books:

Njaa,  Recycled Karma Press, 2009

Channeling Isadora Duncan, Gold Wake Press, 2009

The Bat's Love Song: American Haiku, Crisis Chronicles Press, 2009

The Owl & the Muse: Collected Tanka, Recycled Karma Press, 2009

Transient Angels, Crisis Chronicles Press,  2011

On Recalling Life Through the Eye of the Needle, Village Green Books,  2011

Matryoshkas, Victorian Violet Press, 2010

Issa's Spider, Victorian Violet Press, 2010

Red Hibiscus, Crisis Chronicles Press, 2013

Field Notes, Crisis Chronicles Press, 2013

Batik, NightBallet Press, Jan 26, 2012

Published Reviews:

Pirene's Fountain--October, 2010--Footprints in the Bajra by Nabina Das

Teaching/Writing Experience:

Poetry Editor for the GNU Journal, 2008-2009

Volunteer Writing Instuctor, Grace Centers of Hope, 35 E. Huron, Pontiac, Mi 48342, (248) 334-2187  February 2008- Present

Editor-in -Chief of tinfoildresses poetry journal

Oakland Community College--Writing Tutor for ESL/ASC students at the Auburn Hills Campus, designed and run the Writing Center for the Auburn Hills campus., October 2008- present

Oakland Community College--Adjunct Professor--English 1060--Academic Literacy II--Fall, 2009/Winter, 2010, Fall, 2010/Winter 2011

Creative Writing Instructor--Pontiac Creative Arts Center, Fall 2009

ITT Technical Institute--English Faculty--Composition I and 2, Written Analysis--Summer, 2010--present

Mentor for Creative Writing MFA thesis--National University student--Spring 2010

Mott Community College--English Faculty--Composition 1 and 2--Fall 2010-present.

Southern New Hampshire University--Online English Faculty--Poetry Workshop, World Lit, Composition 1 and 2--June, 2011-present.


2010 Michigan Tutorial Association Conference--"Using the Open Writing Lab to Connect Professors and Academic Support Centers in the Community College"--headed up panel discussion.


Poetic Travelers, May 15, 2009 at Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale, Mi--featured poet

Mint Jam '09 Benefit Concert for Crosby Mint Farn, St Johns, Mi--August 15th, 2009

Gateway Gallery, Oak Park, Mi --Sept.12, 2009

Premier Issue Kickoff Party for The Ambassador Poetry Project, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, Mi --Sept, 25th, 2009

Mid Autumn Moon Festival--featured poet--Gold Fish Tea, Royal Oak, Mi--Oct 3, 2009.

AJ's Cafe, Ferndale, Mi--Featured poet--December 13,2009

Lix and Kix--featured poet--Lakewood, Ohio--December 15th, 2009.

Lix and Kix--featured poet--Lakewood, Ohio--March 16, 2011

Avon Public Library--feature poet--Avon, Ohio--March 17, 2010


Make a Free Website with Yola.