Torment Relieved in Song: John Berryman

This post originally appeared on This Land on October 24, 2014.  On October 25, 1914, banker John Allyn Smith and schoolteacher Martha Little welcomed their first of two sons, John Allyn Smith Jr.—now known to the world as John Berryman. Berryman was born in...

The Essence of Forever

This post originally appeared on This Land on March 3, 2015.  I moved off campus my junior year at Long Island University into a second-floor room of a home in the cheerful village of Sea Cliff, one square mile of artists, Victorian architecture, and a small cliff...

Passing Over: An Excerpt of Ginseng Tango

This excerpt of my travel memoir Ginseng Tango originally appeared on This Land on August 25, 2015.    I check my email before going to bed and find a message from my ex-husband with “Sad News” in the subject line. I know immediately what it’s about: Java, my...

Opportunities to Write and Move!

I’m headed to the Midwest in a few weeks to teach Writing From the Body and Contact Improvisation and to read from my works. Join me in Minneapolis MN and Viroqua WI! Poetry Reading April 9 at 514 Studios, Minneapolis MN Contact Improvisation Workshop April 13...
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