Spotlight on Writers on Spillwords

Friends, on November 25, 2017, my interview with Spillwords.com will be published. I am thrilled to share my work and inspiration with the readers and writers at Spillwords. Here are a couple snippets of the interview, and my “assisted selfie” headshot (my favorite picture!) 1.        Where do you hail from? I was…

Runner Up, a Grant, a Reading, and an Open Mic

On October 26, 2017, I found out that I was the RUNNER UP for the 2017 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Award (Poetry). I am beyond thankful and honored to be selected from a group of over 300 submissions. That same day I found out that I was accepted for an Individual…

Long-Listed, and Short-Listed

I am honored to be among FOUR Americans long-listed for the 2017 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year, and the only American short-listed. I never thought I would ever be a performer. I always knew I wanted to teach and make a difference, but being on stage, performing a poem that I wrote,…

Write and Author: Interview, and a few headshots

I cannot believe I waited so long to share my interview at Write and Author.A hundred apologies for the delay and a thousand thank yous to @WriteandAuthor and @MrsAndiLutz for the opportunity to share. A few highlights from the interview: What inspires your poetry? Most of my poetry is inspired by “regular” life. I find beauty in the…

Interview at HocTok

A while back the editors at HocTok.com approached me for an interview. Where did they find me? How did they know me? They are based in Brooklyn, NY and I live in Fargo, ND. I am hardly a known poet, yet my work found its way to an online publication in NEW YORK CITY? I…

Be Daring.

Okay, so we are into a new year, a new beginning with new struggles, new lessons, new writing, new everything. Many young people do not realize the damage this country has gone through with inept leaders at the helm.Typically I would not “go political” on a professional blog, but so many artists and writers are…

The Basil O’Flaherty – Feminist Voices Interview

Thank you to for the interview on Feminist Voices. Here are some highlights. Read the entire Interview Here. Q: Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not?A: I think first and foremost I am a humanist. I truly believe that a woman and a man, though they have different brain chemistries, can accomplish…

The Basil O’Flaherty – Feminist Voices Interview

Thank you to for the interview on Feminist Voices. Here are some highlights. Read the entire Interview Here. Q: Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not?A: I think first and foremost I am a humanist. I truly believe that a woman and a man, though they have different brain chemistries, can accomplish…

Look Where She Points (a chapbook) – Looking Forward and Back.

Greetings, friends… First, the chapbook…. She is at the printer. This is real. Here’s the cover art. Pretty cool, right? I even like the fact that it has a young energy about it – the pencil drawing, the angelic face…  I wonder what she’s point at. Second… I came across The Basil O’Flaherty website randomly…

Look Where She Points (a chapbook) – Looking Forward and Back.

Greetings, friends… First, the chapbook…. She is at the printer. This is real. Here’s the cover art. Pretty cool, right? I even like the fact that it has a young energy about it – the pencil drawing, the angelic face…  I wonder what she’s point at. Second… I came across The Basil O’Flaherty website randomly…

Tupelo Press 30/30 Project – 30 poems in 30 days…

Hello, my friends and followers.For the past week or so I have been participating in the 30/30 project with Tupelo Press. This is an intense creative endeavor, writing 30 poems in 30 days. I am doing my best to keep the creative juices flowing, but as you know, life happens – so this week I…

Tupelo Press 30/30 Project – 30 poems in 30 days…

Hello, my friends and followers.For the past week or so I have been participating in the 30/30 project with Tupelo Press. This is an intense creative endeavor, writing 30 poems in 30 days. I am doing my best to keep the creative juices flowing, but as you know, life happens – so this week I…