A Massachusetts native, whose heart is in Vermont. Received a BFA in creative writing from Johnson State College, Roger Rath Mark Canavan Award for best BFA writer in the program and a two week fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center.
- Runner-Up in After the Parade Challenge
The Maple in the DrivewayRunner-Up in After the Parade Challenge
I never witnessed the geography of my womanhood so plainly, the ultrasound a topographical map, illuminated the hard camber and narrow archway of my uterus— while the surrounding contour climbed and plummeted like a spool of ribbon snaking across a pane of film no larger than a greeting card—
The Talking Place
THE TALKING PLACE The cabin in the woods had been abandoned for years, but one night, a candle burned in the window. Inside, two tower-climbers for American Cellular sat, huddled around the schematic diagram of tower #314, or the Cotuit, (pronounced ko-to-it) a Wampanoag word meaning the talking place, as it was informally known by the locals. The tower climbers were, at present, waiting out a particularly wicked Nor’easter before making the climb up tower 314 for an unscheduled inspection after the locals complained about an incessant, high pitched whirring coming from the mountain.