I live and write poetry in New Jersey. My most recent book is The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop. I am also the author of three full-length books, most recently Temptation by Water (Wind Pub, 2010). My second collection, What Feeds Us, received the 2006 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize. I am also the author of Eve's Red Dress and two chapbooks, Against Perfection and Greatest Hits 1997-2010. My poems appear in a number of anthologies such as Garrison Keillor's Good Poems for Hard Times and in such journals as Harvard Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner. My poems have been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Writer’s Almanac.
Saturday, June 13, 2015, Betty June Silconas Poetry Festival, with Diane Lockward, B.J. Ward, and Sandy Zulauf, Art Gallery, Sussex County Community College, One College Hill Rd., Newton, NJ, workshops 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, reading 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, August 9, 2015, NYQ Reading Series, Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, New York, NY, 6:00 PM