About

I’m a teacher and writer. My nonfiction and fiction appear in the anthologies About Face: Women Write about What They See When They Look in the Mirror and The Long Meanwhile: Stories of Arrival and Departure. My essays, interviews and book reviews appear in Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture (including the Page Turner book blog), Ms. and Hip Mama.

As a teaching artist with Morris Arts, I lead creative writing workshops in school-based residencies in northern New Jersey. My workshops explore memoir and poetry. I also independently lead creative writing workshops for senior citizens. My teaching is based on the philosophy that we each have the tools for powerful writing already at hand: our daily experiences, memories, feelings and what the poet Kenneth Koch called “the music of ordinary speech.” I received my master's degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing from Rutgers University-Newark.