Publications

a selection from over the years
  • 3 poems Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Anthology 2015
  • April 1864 Gateways 2012
  • Attention honorable mention in NCPoetry Society's Light Verse competition and published in Pinesong 2011
  • Last Song  honorable mention in Binnacle's 2010 Ultra-Short Competition 
  • Mt. Revelation Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine - June 2010
  • Lecture Hall Azaleas included in Lit by Language compiled by Genis Redmond  a chapbook of poems from Asheville WordFest - 2009
  • When you are weary of circles - Honorable Mention in 2009 Spiritual Directors International Poetry Contest
  • 3 Poems - Main Street Rag - Winter 2007/2008
  • Corn and Para La Tia de Mi Hijos in Kakalak Anthology of Carolina Poets 2007 & 2008
  • I Chew on My Dog Driver - Literary Mama - May 2007
  • A Farmers Work Finished - SouthLit.com - March 2006 
  • Epidemic - Western North Carolina Woman - March 2006 (link
  • Three Orange Nasturtium - Literary Mama - January 2006 first appeared in WNC Woman - October 2005
  • Buy Nothing Day 2005: Black Friday - The Mennonite - January 2006 
  • March Madness  - Artists for Peace Justice and Civil Liberties - 2003 
  • We Rise to the Occasion - Mothering Magazine - May/June 2003 (link)
  • Haiku - a runner up in Kate's Global Kitchen food haiku contest - 2001 (link)
Books
Belonging a chapbook of poems published by Finishing Line Press (Winter 2011)
This collection of poems loosely chronicles my upbringing in a Mennonite community in the midwest and my move, as an adult, to the mountains of Western North Carolina. It also includes several poems folks may have heard me read or have seen in other publications...

  • "These Lost Counties," the poem commissioned for the 2008 Carolina Mountains Literary Festivalwhich I read at the banquet. This is the only place this poem is published other than in the handmade books created by the Slow Book Salon. (This poem includes wisdom from my Aunt Jean.)
  • "Under Grandma's Quilt" which I wrote about my maternal Grandmother Edith and read at her funeral.
  • "Buy Nothing Day" which appeared in The Mennonite.
  • "Corn" appeared first in Kakalak: An Anthology of Carolina Poets 
Books are available on Amazon and at Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville.