The Year in My Writing Life 2010

For the past six years I have been putting together a year-end rundown of the year in my writing life. It helps me to move forward knowing where I have been.

Sincere thanks to those of you who have offered me opportunities to share my gifts with the world and to my friends who are always cheering me on.


Writing Activities 2010

Nominee, Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web 2011 for “Winter Brought Out All the Knives,” by Melusine: Woman in the 21st Century

“Eating the Heart First,” first published by Eclectica Magazine, was selected and read by Nic Sebastian for Whale Sound.

Author/Instructor, of a poetry workshop for middle school students—“Vision and Voice: Introducing Youth to Poem-Making” for the Festival of Words, Fall 2010 Coordinator/Administrative Assistant, Festival of Words, September 2010

Contributing writer, Acting Up (in Acadiana) upcoming project “Car A Van”

Volunteer for the Open Mic Series at Casa Azul in Grand Coteau, LA—generating press releases for the series’ scheduled readings and performances.

Appearance/interview/live reading with Lana Maht Wiggins and Patrice Melnick on KRVS:Radio Acadie— University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s campus station hosted by Judith Meriwether 88.7 FM April 13th, 2010 to promote National Poetry Month, the Casa Azul Open Mic Series and the co-reading with Lana Maht Wiggins.

Completed and submitted Eating the Heart First—collection-length poetry manuscript to two publishers.


Public Reading

Open Mic Series at Casa Azul

            Featured Poet with Lana Maht Wiggins, Grand Coteau, LA April 15th 2010

Publications 2010

“White Bull, Black Road,” Scythe, Vol. II, 2010

“The Woman You Married,” Scythe, Vol. II, 2010

“Little Poem at Pink Moon.” Scythe, Vol. II, 2010

 “Memento Mori” THE RED ROOM: Writings from Press 1, anthology, 2010 

“Mute” Blue Fifth Review, the blue collection 1, anthology series, 2010

 “Winter Brought Out All the Knives” Melusine 2.2 Spring/Summer 2010

“Birthing” Avatar Review, Issue 12, Summer 2010

“Make a New Garden” Avatar Review, Issue 12, Summer 2010

“The Never That Was” Avatar Review, Issue 12, Summer 2010

“Father Almost Drowning” Poets and Artists (O&S) Vol. 3, Issue 7, August 2010

“Open Me with a Fire of Words” Wild Goose Poetry Review, August 2010

“The White Crane” Featured Nonfiction, Referential Magazine, September 2010

“Premature” Literary Mama, “Desiring Motherhood” series October 2010

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