Hope & Gratitude was a great success!

Thanks to all who came out to enjoy the Hope & Gratitude Poetry Reading at the Portsmouth Arts Guild on June 3!



From left, Mo Mancini, storyteller; Carol Anderheggen, author of Writing Down Cancer; Dave Dragone, founding editor of Crosswinds Poetry Journal; Joselyn Feliciano,  publisher of A Little Magazine; Sara Dager, and Lynnie Gobeille, founding member of Ocean State Poets. I’m seated in front.



Revel in Hope & Gratitude with me this Saturday, June 3 at Portsmouth Arts Guild!

Join me and local poets this Saturday, June 3, at the Portsmouth Arts Guild for a special Hope & Gratitude Poetry Reading!

The event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Guild Gallery at 2679 East Main Road in Portsmouth. Eight local poets will be reading from our works, at least three from recently published collections. We’ll all have our works on hand for sale and signing; refreshments will be served.

This event is open to the public and a suggested donation is only $5.00.

The list of confirmed readers is below. I hope you’ll come join us!

Carol Anderheggen,  of Portsmouth, the author of Born Child and Writing Down Cancer

Sara Dager of Bristol

Dave Dragone, founding editor of Crosswinds Poetry Journal and author of Temperament

Joselyn Feliciano, of New Bedford, publisher of A Little Magazine

Lynnie Gobeille, author of Life not quite Understood and a co-founder of the world-wide Origami Poetry Project

Mo Mancini, storyteller

Heather Sullivan, of Portsmouth, founding member of Ocean State Poets and author of These Onyx Hours

For more information and to check out the guild’s other events, visit http://www.portsmoutharts.org/upcoming-events/

Just in time for National Poetry Month: Poetry & Music on April 10th!

Spring is here, and my favorite thing about spring is that April is National Poetry Month.

To mark the occasion, I’ll be at the Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport for a special hour of poetry and music on Sunday, April 10, at 3 p.m. I’ll be reading alongside Kate O’Kula, president of Ocean State Poets, as well as fellow poet Margie Flanders.

Poet David Dragone, editor of Crosswinds Poetry Journal,  will read from his new book. Also joining us will be musicians EmmaLee Holmes and Ealain McMullin of The Newport String Project.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more details, visit here. If you’d like a convenient flyer to take with you, you can print out the image below.

Hope to see you there!

Poetry and Music 4-10-16 Flyer


Crosswinds Poetry Journal has arrived!

Crosswinds Poetry Journal

I’m thrilled to announce that friend and fellow poet David Dragone launched Crosswinds Poetry Journal last month. 10% of the journal’s submission fees will be donated to CROSSROADS RI, which provides a variety of housing, education, and shelter services for homeless and at-risk individuals and families.

Crosswinds Poetry Journal will also run a contest with winners announced in March of 2016, and submissions are open now. There will be $1,250 in prize money and 15 honorable mentions awarded. The contest winner and runner up will be chosen this year by Tom Chandler, Poet Laureate of Rhode Island emeritus.

Crosswinds Poetry Journal

Details on submission guidelines, projected publishing dates and more can be found at the journal’s website at http://www.crosswindspoetry.com/.