“Emma, Anna…Onward” takes a new look at Emma Bovary, Anna Karenina and Lily Bart (from The House of Mirth), but you’ll also meet a roster of strong 20th and 21st century women changing the world in big and small ways. Performances 11/2 at 8 p.m., 11/3 at 2 p.m., 11/4 at 3 p.m., 11/8 at 8 p.m., 11/9 at 2 p.m. and 11/11 at 3 p.m. Reservation details here.

I’m pleased to report that I was just chosen by the Norwalk High School Alumni Association to have a plaque on the school’s Wall of Honor.

I’ll be reading and speaking at the Norwalk Public Library along with Laurel Peterson, the Norwalk poet laureate, and other local poets, Thursday December 6 at 7 p.m.

Listen to the Bookends interview here.

Click here to order my chapbook, Victory Boulevard, published in 2018 by Finishing Line Press.

In spring 2018 I won the Best Column award in New York Press Association’s prestigious Better Newspaper Contest. Details here. My work has also placed in eight recent literary contests, three at Glimmer Train literary magazine. I was one of four finalists for the 2015 Robert and Adele Schiff Award for fiction, one of two finalists for the 2016 Bass River Press Poetry Competition, and a semifinalist in the 2016 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. I am also a two-time winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize.

Click here to read my poem “Proper Pairs” in the September 2017 issue of Literary Mama.

The Society of Classical Poets chose my poem “New York Villanelle” for their homepage.

I’ve been working on a vast project translating Jacques Brel songs. I’m up to 63! Five of them are up at Brooklyn Rail’s InTranslation website.

I have a story in The Writers Studio at 30, a 500-page anthology of fiction and poetry by teachers, students and some celebrated friends of the school, including Jennifer Egan, Matthew Klam and Edward Hirsch. Order a copy here.

Here is video of the Writers Studio 30th Anniversary Reading at the Strand (May 2017).