Her poems have been published in many literary magazines and anthologies and have recently won awards at the North Carolina Poetry Council, Salem College and Press 53.
She lives in Pinehurst, N.C. with her family and is a therapeutic riding instructor.
3 poems from Lessons in Forgetting
Published in Fieralingue
My Father Teaching my Eldest Daughter
and wipe outward. Do this to both eyes,
and then gently wash the rest of her face.
Make sure to get behind her ears,
drool and spit-up tend to collect back there.
He stops talking. My daughter’s hands caress
my mother’s forehead, which relaxes.
Mom opens her eyes and looks at them.
Her wet face beautiful in my daughter’s hands.
with no crying.
it's not crying.
it has no end.